Hi

As my previous post I advised that last Sat I took our Pops to my main vets for a poss blood sample then a test to detemine if her thyroid could be identified as underactive and thereby giving us the reason for no loss in weight over the last six months even though she is eating only a basic minimal diet ,under examination of Pops by the vet and questions of me the vet immediately discounted Poppy as having a thyroid problem as she did not fit in any way the profile of a dog who would have a thyroid problem .
So I mentioned The Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic and would she fill in a form of referral so we can go there ,initially she said she had no indepth knowledge as this is fairly new so to let her investigate over the weekend and she would phone me today

a link to the clinic
http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/

Well today she phoned and said she had read about it and it seems like a great idea and they will complete the referral form but suggested I phoned my Ins companys to ensure I would be covered ,this I did but like all Ins it was totaly ,ifs, buts, and maybes until we put a claim in and only then it would be considered .
So my next step I phoned Leahurst and The lady there was fine but the clinical nurse to see is Shelley Holden but shes on holiday this week but to tell my vets to send the form in and Shelley will phone them next week ,I then mentioned about ins and cost and the receptionist replied I think its free ,no charge and upon checking shes right .
a link about appoitments
http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/appointments.htm

So we shall see what develops next week ,but do you all think its worth a go and Leahurst is only about 15/20 mins from me .
a link about obesity reasearch
http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/appointments.htm

a case study of a cavalier that was looked after by them

http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/trixie.html

Heart disease i do my best ,I clean their teeth the best I can I feed them the best I can and I exercise them as much as I can and I want Poppy and all my girls to be well looked after to the best of my ability but I do not want them over weight and thereby poss damaging their hearts ,these are things I can influance ,but that other cursed problem SM I have chosen my girls and now I can do nothing to help my four except hope I have chosen wisely in the past ,but we wait and see.
So as I asked shall I give this new weight clinic ago and if Pops can get to 9-9.5 kilo I will be happy .

lastly staff and contact details at the clinic are

http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/contact.htm
http://www.liv.ac.uk/pet-slimmers/shelley.htm

Please read and thoughts pls.