People fail at diets all the time. I know. I used to work full time in the health and fitness industry. Unfortunately, I think we humans let our expectations of the fallibility of diets set our pets up for failure when we try to help them lose weight. Perhaps a prescription diet, one that is actually formulated to help an overweight animal’s metabolism change to act more like that of a lean animal, can finally help with the dog weight loss or cat weight loss your best friend needs. And when it comes to the quality of life for our overweight cats or dogs, wouldn't it be wonderful if you "gained a friend" like Bear's Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution success story:
I know that when I noticed Amelia was overweight it affected our relationship. She didn't want to play as often or for as long. I missed hearing her sprint through the house at full speed crashing into and knocking over anything and everything that got in her way. Well, wait. Now that she's doing that again, maybe I didn't miss it... No. I did. Because it makes me smile. And our pets are supposed to make us happy! But when I have had a dog or cat that needs to lose weight, there is more pity and guilt and less laughter. I have truly wanted my friend back.