I don’t know how much credit weight loss gets since I started Metacam at the same time, but my overweight dog is doing great! I’ll weigh her next week when I take her to the vet, but of course improvements in her functioning are what I actually want.
Last winter, when one of her paws would get sore (usually because of salt), she would lie down. I always assumed it was because she didn’t have the strength or balance to stand in 3 paws since that’s what the other dogs do, and now she’s standing on 3 paws! I wipe of the offending paw and we continue on our way.
She also jumped onto a higher couch that she’d never been on before last week.
She’s not coming upstairs regularly (she did it once) but I’m very happy with the improvements.