Welcome to Our Biggest Loser Gallery
Helping Pets Achieve Weight Loss Success
Rose City Veterinary Hospital is proud to have seen a lot of success in our Biggest Loser Weight Loss Program. This gallery is updated frequently to show the achievements of our participants once they have reached their ideal weights. Obesity in pets today is more common than you might think - more than 50% of the dogs and cats in America are overweight. Our clients can now team up with our Certified Weight Coaches Brittainy and Maya to help their pets live longer, happier lives. Continue to read the stories of our Biggest Losers below, or learn more about our Biggest Loser Weight Loss Program.
Biggest Loser July 2012 -Thomas Walsh
Thomas has always been able to hide his weight problem under his long, plush coat. It can be difficult to correctly score the body condition of a pet with excess fur, but our weight coaches can see the difference between flab and fabulous. Thomas and his family have been dedicated to slimming him down into the handsome boy he was always meant to be since September 2011, and have remained consistent with altering his nutrition over the past ten months to keep Thomas as healthy as possible and get him to his ideal body weight. He has now lost 19% of his total body weight, and looks great at a lean 12.38 lbs!
Biggest Loser July 2012 - King Tubby Robertson
When you’re a king, a sense of entitlement comes with your station, right? And when your name is King Tubby, well, there’s no room for guessing what this cute king has been up to. We usually think about training our pets, but did you know that our pets can train us too? King Tubby had things figured out, and knew how to get more food out of his owners by whatever means necessary. When he joined our Biggest Loser Program in November 2011, his owners were excited to finally turn their household from a kingdom into a democracy, where everyone could agree on how much King Tubby ate - which not only meant feeding him less, but insuring he was getting the right amount of protein and calories so that he no longer felt hungry all the time. Before long, his family was reporting that they could see the difference in his body condition, the emergence of a waist, and he even caught a mouse for the firs time in a long time. It’s always wonderful to see our overweight patients returning to the activities they once loved. King Tubby is now a relaxed 13.25 lbs, having lost 29.5% of his total body weight over eight months!
Biggest Loser June 2012 - Jake Hess-McVay
Jake is an only cat living in a home with dogs, and he just wants to be one of the hounds. He often thought this meant he deserved to eat the same things that they did - and since his urinary issues restrict him to a prescription diet (boring, in his opinion) to prevent the build-up of crystals in his urine - he was known to go sniffing around the dogs’ food bowls and sample what they had to offer. Cats always seem to be offering us unique challenges when it comes to their weight loss regimens, that’s for sure He joined the Biggest Loser Program in November 2011 at 19.13 lbs! Jake’s family are some of the most dedicated we’ve seen in our program thus far, and they were unwavering in their commitment to see him through to a healthy weight. He is now purring away at a spry 14.63 lbs, having lost 20% of his total body weight!
Biggest Loser May 2012 - Indy Weinstein
There is something to the big doe eyes of Indy that make you want to give her everything she wants - including a few table scraps or an extra portion of food. Labrador Retrievers are already predisposed to weight gain and arthritis, so Indy’s family saw the benefits in getting her on to our biggest loser program in January 2012. Originally “free fed,” meaning that a bowl was left out and filled for Indy to graze as she pleased, her owners tried to curb her weight gain by switching to twice a day feedings, but their efforts did not produce the desired weight loss. After teaming up with our weight coaches to monitor her caloric needs and intake, Indy successfully dropped from 69 lbs to 58.8lbs in May 2012, which amounts to 14.7% of her total body weight!
Biggest Loser April 2012 - Sadie Gramstad
Sadie joined the Biggest Loser program alongside her sister Bella, because all parents know that if one sibling gets to do something, the other won’t be far behind. This was true of Sadie and Bella, who gained and lost weight together. Support in numbers isn’t just a mantra for humans—weight loss is often more successful if multiple pets in the household are on a new feeding schedule. Sadie originally weighed 33 lbs when she joined the program in May 2011, but has now reached her ideal weight of 25 lbs, losing 24% of her total body weight in 11 months!
Biggest Loser April 2012 - Bella Gramstad
Like a true Scottie, Bella is used to getting what she wants. And who can blame a face like that for working it? But when her weight gain was starting to slow her down, Bella and her owners turned her desires from extra treats to a healthier weight. When she joined the program in May 2011, Bella weighted 32 lbs, but 11 months later she is now showing off an ideal 25 lbs. She lost 22% of her total body weight, and is looking and feeling great.
Biggest Loser March 2012 - Yaya Marks
The cats are sweeping the board! Our Biggest Loser Achievement Board, that is. We’ve been seeing a lot of new feline faces on display in our lobby, and it is great to see so much success from pets like Yaya, an 8 year old Domestic Medium Hair. When she began the program, Yaya tipped the scales at 12.69 lbs in November, 2011. Over the course of the next four months, Yaya lost 18% of her total body weight, slimming her down to an ideal 10.38 lbs. Her parent’s close work with our weight coaches helped Yaya bring about a smooth and quick turn around, and she is excited to show off her slim form in time for summer.