Well yesterday after much gritting of teeth we decided we need to spend the extra money on dog food made from meat not the cheap walmart stuff .
It was not an easy decision but our new addition Mina has gained fat rolls all over in just the short time she has been with us, and Spot has been losing weight .
I started reading around and talked to the dog lady in a proper pet store and learnt some hard facts I did not know
1. Cheap dried dog food has no meat in it and the main ingredient is corn meal
2. The more expensive dried dog food uses real meat.
One of the interesting things which made up my mind was when the pet store lady said I should think of it as US just eating Potatoes and Bread and not a balanced diet.
So now hopefully our fat little sausage Mina may lose a little weight and Spot should stop losing weight.
I will say one thing it was a hard decision , I don't think we are terrible pet owners but like everybody else we have to watch the pennies and it has been so tempting to spend less than half the money we will in future on our beloved pets and only now do I feel guilty