Husky Man

So at Sid’s recent vet visit to address the “mutant toe” we also got some other interesting news. It turns out our little guy isn’t so little anymore.

He tipped the scales at 22.8 pounds!

That may not seem like a lot but it’s the most he’s ever weighed.

We’re not sure if this extra padding is related to the Ginger-O’s incident, or lack of morning exercise time at the park due to the excessive rain we’ve been having, or perhaps Sid is just “letting himself go” now that he’s got a girlfriend.

Either way, we need to get Sid back to his 20-21 pound ideal weight.

Some potential solutions:

1. Aquatic exercises like his friend, Payton.

2. Invite Timothy Buttons, his girlfriend and personal trainer, over for more cardio-infused playdates.

3. Less treats (Sid has already strongly vetoed this one).

4. Doggie Dancing???

Anybody else have any thoughts on how to shed a pound or two?

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6 Responses to “Husky Man”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hi Sid and ‘rents
    My Mommy cut my kibble WAY back when I put on weight over the holidays. I get 1/3 of a cup 2x a day. She figured she couldn’t control treats everyone is always giving me so she would do what she could control- limiting food. This allows me more treats. She also PURGES my treat bin A LOT and leaves me only lettuce and carrots as treats. She is mean. But the end product is a leaner and cuter more healthier me.
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar Mariel Says:

    Have you heard about the patented pug green bean diet? 🙂 Works like a charm!

  3. avatar Meredith LeBlanc Says:

    We vote for Doggie Dancing and on video please!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. avatar Southern Fried Pugs Says:

    We are all about the swimming. There’s a doggy day care that opened this summer that will have indoor swimming this winter. Just might have to get a season’s pass for that! But given your urban state, we’d recommend green beans and apples. They are full of fiber so a pug doesn’t feel like they are starving but take more calories to digest than you get from eating them! We get apples raw (they don’t completely digest btw so you will see pieces in the poop) but the green beans are cooked and pureed. You could replace 1/4 of a cup of kibble with the same amount of green beans. Then sit back and watch the weight drop off.
    Good luck, Sid. Weight loss can be really hard for pugs.

  5. avatar Payton Says:

    I vote for swimming (it would be neat to see you in action) and the green beans (well, that is probably for obvious reasons). More play-dates would be good, but since I’m still a tad bit jealous of cute Miss Timothy, maybe they could be with some of the Prospect Park guys? But maybe you could try doggie dancing…they have doggie yoga some places. You know something, Sid? I think you are so handsome, husky or not!

  6. avatar Urban Hounds Says:

    Oh dear, he doesnt look to big, but I know pugs can pack it on quickly. Tubby is a big pug and his ideal weight is 25, we work hard to keep him that way. Swimming is supposed to be good but has never been practical for us. Mostly we exercise with walking, keeping it a fast clip, but play dates sound great too.

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