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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 01:45 pm
I took Smokey for her annual trip to the vet to make sure she's in good shape: she is indeed in fine fettle, the only moan being that she's a bit pudgy and could do with losing some weight.

I agreed to try to feed her fewer treats. She won't like that much. However, I will try.

In other news, there is no other news.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Well, no news is good news?

I would take any advice to lose weight (for no specific reason) with a grain of salt. Current esthetic values for thinness are often applied to pets as well as humans, without necessarily taking account of the creature's circumstances and genetic disposition for body fat. If Smokey is lively and comfortable and healthy, and you are happy with her, that's more important than being fat or thin.
Friday, September 4th, 2015 06:30 am (UTC)
I agree with [personal profile] stranger. My ex-stray Liebchen, who was literally starving when I took him in (you should have seen his terrified scuttling around dumpsters, painfully thin and dragging his dislocated hip) used to eat and eat and eat and EAT. But eventually his weight settled down at "slightly pudgy" and there he remained until his final illness. If Smokey isn't seriously obese, I wouldn't worry too much.