Ask any vet the #1 way to help a dog live longer and they will say to help them reach and maintain their ideal weight. In addition to every skin ailment known to modern medicine, Melvin came to me with a few pounds to lose and the vet was very clear that his life would be shortened by years if he didn’t lose some of it.
This is him on the very first day he joined our family, chunky and yeasty (look at how maroon his paws and legs are!)…
And this is him over the holidays, 15 pounds lighter and as healthy a coat as he will personally ever have!
Awwww! Melvin looks so sad in that first photo! What a difference a lot of love and a regulated diet can make! 🙂