Do they look too skinny?

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Postby amazincc » December 1st, 2009, 6:42 pm

For the third time in so many weeks someone has made a comment about my dogs looking "too skinny"... and a little old lady even added :"... especially the poor puppy..." today. :shock:

Faust eats almost FIVE cups of low-allergen kibble a day! He's 65 pounds/8 months old.
Sepp gets 1 1/2 pounds of RAW... 77 pounds/18 months old.
It's true - when they run and play tug, you can see the outline of their ribs and muscles, but I thought they were both at a good weight. :?

The best I could get were side pics... it was too nice out for anyone to stand still for any amount of time. lol

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Should I up their food???
They are both very active dogs when we go outside, but they don't mind hanging out on the couch either.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 1st, 2009, 6:46 pm

Hell no! They look healthy!
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 1st, 2009, 6:49 pm

Ummm...honestly, these are the first pics of these two where I haven't though..."gee, they're rather plump."

They look great! :cheer: I like seeing ribs and muscles!
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Postby amazincc » December 1st, 2009, 6:59 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:Ummm...honestly, these are the first pics of these two where I haven't though..."gee, they're rather plump."



Really???? :o

Must be their BIG HUGE heads... :oops: lol
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Postby iluvk9 » December 1st, 2009, 7:03 pm

Well mine are chubbas so I think yours are skinny!! 8)
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Postby dlynne1123 » December 1st, 2009, 7:13 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Hell no! They look healthy!

This is from too many people that make their dogs fat! Look at some AKC shows now even! They're dogs are too chubby to run an agility course! More than 80% of our dogs at the vets office are over weight, I hear it all the time about my dogs too. The only good word I got was from my orthopedic veterinarian that said my dogs look great and wish more dogs looked like that!

I think yours are in great condition!
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Postby blabsforbullies » December 1st, 2009, 7:46 pm

They look great to me! :dance:
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Postby BigDogBuford » December 1st, 2009, 7:49 pm

From my vet:

"If 50% of people who meet your dogs think they're too skinny then they're probably the perfect weight!"

Most people have overweight if not obese dogs....
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Postby Brownies Mom » December 1st, 2009, 8:39 pm

Nope. They look just about perfect. Don't change a thing. It's healthier to err on the side of a couple of pounds underweight than a couple of pounds overweight anyhow.

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Postby TheRedQueen » December 1st, 2009, 8:42 pm

Brownies Mom wrote:Nope. They look just about perfect. Don't change a thing. It's healthier to err on the side of a couple of pounds underweight than a couple of pounds overweight anyhow.

Beautiful!


yeah, I use that rule of thumb with myself too... :backRoll:

No, not really.
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Postby Brownies Mom » December 1st, 2009, 9:24 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:yeah, I use that rule of thumb with myself too... :backRoll:

Me too. :popcorn2:
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Postby kera09 » December 2nd, 2009, 1:10 am

i think they look perfect!!!
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Postby Dukes_mom » December 2nd, 2009, 4:41 am

They look perfect to me! If they were "to skinny" their back bones and every single rib would be showing. Don't do anything different. Some people don't know what healthy looks like.
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Postby Malli » December 2nd, 2009, 5:03 am

They look good to me :|

Next time you have them at the Vet, ask point blank, then when the Dr. tells you your dogs are a good weight you can relay that to the nosy folks!
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Postby pocketpit » December 2nd, 2009, 5:30 am

I agree with everyone else, they look good!
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 2nd, 2009, 9:06 am

Malli wrote:They look good to me :|

Next time you have them at the Vet, ask point blank, then when the Dr. tells you your dogs are a good weight you can relay that to the nosy folks!


Except so many vets can't judge good weight either...I hear that all of the time..."but the vet says they're fine!!!" :doh:
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Postby maberi » December 2nd, 2009, 9:27 am

They look fantastic!!
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Postby TinaMartin » December 2nd, 2009, 10:01 am

I think they are a very good pet weight.
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Postby airwalk » December 2nd, 2009, 11:37 am

Christine, everyone thinks puppies should be fat and rolly polly...even at 8 months. I get that with Doogie all the time. Both dogs look great...(shh don't tell Scooter is back on a diet - even more so now after seeing the pics).
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Postby BigDogBuford » December 2nd, 2009, 11:52 am

A lot of vets are hesitant to tell clients their pets are obese because they can easily lose clients that way. :|
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