I am Golden Happy to share that I am healthy and in good shape especially I am a senior dog. Last year, I had an adventurous life in HI. I enjoyed the weather and many outdoor activities particularly swimming in the ocean. I’ve lost the weight that my vet recommended for a senior dog. I shared with you that when I left for HI, I weighed 59.2lbs. When I left HI, I weighed 45.5lbs. I lost 13.7lbs. On my last vet visit, I was told that I’m a bit under weight and have a leeway to gain about 5-8lbs. You can’t really tell because of my fur. But I have to be extra careful on rough friendly plays with dad as my body is a bit fragile. Just my body but my exuberant energy has not changed.
This is a follow-up post to my previous post, Tweaking My Beach Body: Knowing Your Dog’s Ideal Weight. If you missed it, click here to read my post.
Now that I am back home not only is the weather different/unpredictable, my options for activities are modified too. I feel good and still have lots of energy. Mom always finds unique ways for me to have enjoyably activities. We shared some of my indoor activities and mall walking was my favorite.
Since the weather is getting better, I’ve enjoyed lots of outdoor activities and we have a new buddy tracking my activities and feeding too. It’s the SlimDoggy app.
We started using it last Friday, March 29th.
The set-up was a breeze and mom uploaded my most current photo from our walk.
The app allows tracking of multiple dogs.
You can easily set-up your dog’s feeding ( i.e. dog foods and treats).
SlimDoggy offers a list of commonly consumed dog foods and treats.
If you don’t find it, you can add/create a custom food and/or treat.
The only downside is you need to know the calorie per serving.
SlimDoggy also tracks my daily activities. It has a list of activities such as walking, running, swimming, dog park, fetch, chase and agility. You can instantly let SlimDoggy track your dog’s activity, which means it calculate the minutes/hours and miles. Another option is to manually add your dog’s daily activity but you need to know the mileage of your dog’s activity.
Unfortunately SlimDoggy app does not allow you to add a custom dog activity. I do lots of zoomies and mom says that is surely an activity that burns calories even though it last only for seconds or minutes. Sharing your dog’s activity can be shared on your facebook and/or twitter account. Only text is posted on your FB wall with link to SlimDoggy site. Hopefully on the next SlimDoggy app upgrade a photo can be attached.
Based on SlimDoggy app chart I am underweight. Yes, mom is aware and SlimDoggy comes in handy tweaking my beach body. Tracking my daily activity and having the knowledge of how many calories I burn is very important. Also as you can see, I burn more calories that I am being fed. Mmmm Woof! Woof! More Food and Treats.
My mom believes that it is good to gain weight gradually. My dog food and treat intake stayed the same. I’m very good when I’m full because I’m quiet but when I’m hungry I Woof Woof a lot and do not stop until I’m content. What mom learned is to give my treats in little portions. Like 1 banana will last for the day (1/2 day then 1/2 mid afternoon). Recently mom made some Salmon Carrot Bone Oats which is about 12cal/each. I get to eat 1 or 2 cookies a day. She usually cuts a cookie in half and gives it to me on different times.
Well its been 9 weeks since I got back and guess how much I weigh … 46.1lbs. I gained 0.6lbs.
Question to SlimDoggy app team:
Does it affect previous calculation if weight on the chart was changed?
Mom wishes weight can be changed accordingly without affecting previous calculation.
Also it will be great on the chart to be able to see the weekly and/or monthly weight progress. Since one of the goal is to check/monitor the weight progress of a dog, it’s good if a tracking weight category is added on the app.
SlimDoggy app has been a handy buddy tracking my feeding and activity and will definitely continue to use it. Give SlimDoggy app a try and lots of Golden Thanks to SlimDoggy app team for providing us the app at no cost. We were not compensated by SlimDoggy app team to write this post review.
I will continue to keep you posted on my progress tweaking my beach body.
I will definitely share my favorite outdoor activities and
healthy homemade treats that mom prepares on our Tasty Tuesday post.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs