I have had a terrible time getting Baxter to lose weight. I have tried several different types of diet food (both prescription and non), adjusting the amount of food, reduced calorie treats, exercising. Being a rescue dog he came with a lot of baggage (both emotionally and health wise). While he was a very big Pug when we adopted him I contributed to the problem in using treats to train him. My second pug Rudy is also an eater (what Pug isn't?!), but is much more high energy and enjoys playing and walking. Baxter on the other hand has difficultly walking do to some inherited health issues and ends up sitting (sometimes in the middle of a busy road as we are crossing!), and often ends up being carried home with great difficulty. My youngest daughter claims she won't walk with Baxter anymore because he draws so much attention- do to his girth (my son says he looks like a pony keg with legs). He is quite a site and I am often afraid of causing a car accident from people rubbernecking at him. But he has to move and honestly the only movement he wants to make is onto my lap. Any suggestions on weight loss or exercising would be appreciated. I should add we are unaware of Baxter's exact age due to the nature of his rescue, but the vet has estimated he is now around 7 or 8 years old.