I took both girls into the vet yesterday. Wylla was due for an acupuncture session to help with her Megaesophagus, and Bean needed to see the doc to have her spine and compressed vertebrae checked out.
When she put Charlene on the scale, I was so happy to see she had lost half a pound since her visit last winter. She could feel that Charlene had a lot more flexibility, and was very pleased with how she was doing.
I switched Charlene to a "lite" food made by Royal Canin earlier in the fall. When I returned from my trip to Iowa in October, I noticed she was looking a little thinner through the middle, and when I picked her up, she did feel lighter. Craig noticed it too, then our friend Sarah, the only other person Bean accepts hugs from, picked Charlene up and said "yep." She could tell, too.
Charlene's energy has been great, and she's been chasing and racing with Wylla a lot more, and often wins, which has never been the case before. She's playing a lot more, climbs to the very top tier of the tower, leaps after her feather wand instead of just batting at it, and you can just tell she's feeling and moving better.
It was nice to hear from the doctor that she truly IS doing better!
So we'll continue with the food, and encourage exercise. I would love to see her lose another 1/2 pound.
Wylla's doing good as well, weighed in at six and a quarter pounds, and Doc like how thick she's feeling through the middle.
Here are a few photos from our trip yesterday. Both girls did so well at the vet, as they always do. Wylla sat so patiently with her needles in, and Bean did a great job just keeping her company.