I am thrilled to announce we have another participant enrolled in the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on THE EXPERT VET of the RADIO PET LADY NETWORK.
Like all dogs in the challenge—our new participant will be eating the Halo Healthy Weight holistic dog food. Halo’s healthy kibble has gotten a “High Paws” food review from Tracie Hotchner’s own dogs as well as our first participant Fritz, who all love and stay fit on it.
Faith is a beautiful 5 year young Siberian Husky who lives in California. Faith weighed 45 pounds at 2 years of age at the time she was spayed. She has blossomed from this ideal body weight to an overwhelming 68 pounds in just 3 years.
Faith’s weight gain of 23 pounds puts her into the danger zone of obesity. She is 50% over her ideal body weight. This would be similar to an average 150 pound woman packing on 75 pounds in 3 years and weighing 225 pounds. Alarming! Faith’s mom commented “she is so out of shape that she has started hanging back and is not playing and chasing as eagerly with her other ‘Sibes’ “. Faith’s mom recognized something had to be done for her and Halo Healthy Weight is here to help!
After an in-depth feeding investigation, I found Faith had been eating 40% more calories each day than what was needed to maintain her girlish 45 pound figure! Once we identified the problem feeding areas, we started Faith on a new Halo meal plan which actually allows her MORE food every day than what she had been eating — but for FAR fewer calories!
We substituted Halo’s new Healthy Weight Turkey & Duck Recipe to provide a kibble with less of a calorie punch while still providing excellent well balanced nutrition — with the highest quality wholesome natural ingredients that Halo is known for. We added some canned Wholesome Chicken Spot’s Stew and included some fresh veggies — green beans, carrots and zucchini — to round out Faith’s diet plan.
Faith loves her new food! Stay tuned for her weekly progress!
Guest post by Dr. Donna Spector, The Expert Vet
This guest blog post originally appeared at: http://blog.halopets.com/2014/09/18/second-healthy-weight-challenge/
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