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This one of two dogs... The other one wasn't being too friendly and barking. Plus this one was sad looking. Fat little doggie...
9th Jul 2006, 03:16   | tags:,,,

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silar31 says:

There ought to be a requirement that anyone who owns a beagle be made to take a class on canine nutrition. Beagles are one breed that will eat themselves into obesity given the opportunity.

9th Jul 2006, 04:09

ookiine says:

It shouldn't be that fat...

Actually NO dog should be that fat. Not just beagles. I was at a pug meetup today and a few of them where fat, from plump to obese.

Anyone that owns any breed of dog should take a class in canine nutrition.

9th Jul 2006, 04:13

silar31 says:

*nods*. Yep, I do see a lot of fat dachshunds too. But beagles are the most food-motivated breed I've ever seen - you simply cannot free feed them, because the beagle motto is "It's not the last meal that matters, it's the next one". JennyB is a bit portly looking because she is a senior female and they go that way, but you can find her ribs with no effort, and she has a waist. I've had people ask me why she is so thin because they are so used to seeing fat beagles that they think fat is normal.

9th Jul 2006, 04:22

hildegard says:

Couldn't agree more about people being required to learn about dog care before they get one but sometimes a fat dawg really is a can't-help-it. I had a friend with a stupidly fat rescue dog; couldn't slim that mutt down no matter what she did. Turns out the dog had an endocrine problem but it took the vet over a year to diagnose & 2 years to get her weight down & stable - ISTR her adrenal gland was the trouble & that's rarely obvious & always hard to test...

9th Jul 2006, 12:49

Twiglet says:

I also couldn't agree more about people being required to learn about pet care. BUT as plenty of people stuff their babies and children with food to the point of unhealthiness and no one does a thing about it, what chance have the dogs and cats got?

9th Jul 2006, 12:53