Molly, our only "secret" is reduced amount of food. I actually changed her to Eagle Pack at about that time and when the vet said that she didn't need to eat more than 1/2 cup total each day then I went with that and have stuck to it. It was very hard for Bubba at first, and he still gives them all 1/2 a cookie every night.
Because of her heart and lungs, a lot of exercise is out of the question. He said that it would be okay to walk her but I'd better have a wagon to put her in because she would tire quickly and just lay down. And she gets a bit heavy to carry! (Although probably good exercise for me!)
Sorry, Sara, I thought I'd told you the rest of the story about the lizard. You know that first he was in the living room, hiding under a table. The next time I saw him he was heading under the bed in one of the bedrooms. Still no chance to catch him - they're fast!! Then the other night I went into the bathroom across the hall from that bedroom. As I put the seat down (MEN!) I heard a funny noise. I lifted the seat back up and there was Mr. Lizard, clinging to the side just above water level. I went to get Bubba and said I knew I should just "flush" but I couldn't do it. His response was to reach in and get the lizard and put him outside where he should live. Isn't that a good ending?
RIP Wallis, John Robert, Tibby & Pip
Mom to JoJo, Roxie & Linguini (Cavaliers)
and my birds Moji (Senegal) and Walter (Blue Front Amazon)