Wally, our Beagle, needed to lose weight. He weighted 42lbs and the vet said it REALLY needed to come off. So instead of cutting down on his food, we just walked him two to three times a day. He eats 0.5 cup of food twice a day and a little less than a year later he now weights 27lbs. That is a 15 lbs difference!So I just want to let you know that it can be done!