South Beach Diet for Dogs

March 29, 2008

My 7.5 year old Rottie, Scout, blew out her ACL and will have surgery in a couple of weeks to try to fix it. In order to get her weight down (she doesn’t exactly have a girlish figure), the surgeon wants her to go on the South Beach Diet. I’m supposed to take the total amount of food she eats per day, then replace 1/2 of it with pure protein–low fat cottage cheese, chicken, ground turkey, tuna, etc. That total amount of food should be divided into 4 portions so she’ll have 4 smaller meals per day. I’m going to give it a go starting this weekend and see how it goes.

Scout will have tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery performed by Dr. Whitney at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.

More to come…


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