I took Riley to the vet yesterday for his yearly exam. I had some bloodwork done so we could verify that he didn't have any other factors contributing to his obesity. They tested his liver, kidney, and thyroid. The results all came back good, so it looks like just good ol' healthy eating and exercise are what he needs! His weight at the vet was 50.6 pounds. I'll be bringing him back monthly for weigh-ins to track his progress. I bought him some (stupidly expensive) diet food at the vet, that should help him shed the pounds. We've been doing regular walks for the past two weeks, and I hope to continue that as much as possible! Hopefully my little bubba can get healthier and stay with us as long as possible!