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Old 10-25-2009, 01:27 AM
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Emaciated dog

Ribs and lumbar vertebrae obvious, pelvic bones and all other bony structures obvious and prominent. Tail base prominent and bony. Accentuated concave abdominal tuck Accentuated, severe hourglass shape to waist. No discernable body fat. Obvious loss of muscle mass.


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Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and other bony structures easily palpable with slight fat cover. Tail base smooth with thin, soft tissue cover. Concave abdominal tuck. Smooth hourglass shape to waist.

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Emaciated. This dog looks to be a lightly-built breed, possibly a purebred Greyhound or sighthound mix. Even though she would seem "skinny" at a fit weight, it is apparent she is extremely underweight. She has had a recent litter of pups, and this means that her body's resources have been depleted in ways other than just not having enough to eat.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:35 AM
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:01 AM
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yeah the dog is grossly underweight.

yoshi didn't even get that bad when she bloated and she had limited food intake during the days recovery and first couple days back as she was eased back into eating normally with a better/easier on the stomach diet. it looks even worse then when i first got yoshi *which was worse then when she bloated*

she says he is doing better though. in a week or two she could post up pics of him looking better.
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Scirocco, IMO does seem grossly underweight right now. But, DC is telling us that he is putting the weight back on with the change in food, so I'm not worrying about it personally. I'm sure he'll be back to normal soon, and if he isn't than DC will see a vet regarding it.

I would love to see updated pics when he's at a good weight again, for sure!
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And there will be he has gained some back but its not really noticible unless you KNOW him. Im not saying he isnt underweight he is but he is dam sure not neglected, he was fed a crap food for 1.5 to 2 weeks and was already JUST at a perfect weight we were working on making him 5 pounds under (he has arthritis bad and we have a nice sized straight stair case) but at that time i had to buy gravy train because thats all i could afford. And once i had the money to buy something else I did.

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um again seeing as the dog wont go over a certain weight no matter what or a certain look (i can feed him 5 cups a day at 75 pounds and he will stay 75 pounds) and has a skinnier look on him and we have been praised on how he looked (at 75 lbs) then yea im gonna say it again, you need to either read or back off. Youve already proven your class to everyone.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:38 AM
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um again seeing as the dog wont go over a certain weight no matter what or a certain look (i can feed him 5 cups a day at 75 pounds and he will stay 75 pounds) and has a skinnier look on him and we have been praised on how he looked (at 75 lbs) then yea im gonna say it again, you need to either read or back off. Youve already proven your class to everyone.
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If you ever find a cure tell me. LOL

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If you ever find a cure tell me. LOL
lol, several borzoi breeders have told me that the key to bulking them up is lots of carbs. Some do it by mixing good kibble with cheap high carb kibble. One actually cooks pasta for their dogs with the cheap parmesan kraft cheese on top, which wouldn't be too expensive. I'm debating whether to go that far or not. As long as he's eating enough calories, his coat is good, and he has muscles I'm happy.
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Thats how scirocco is the pictures of him arent him at a normal weight I have stated that, he was fed Gravy train for 1.5 to 2 weeks and lost 20ish pounds.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:49 AM
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Yeah, poor dude. I hope he pulls back out of it fast. Personally, I'd be more worried about dehydration than malnutrition. If he pooped out more than went in, you know some of that has got to be moisture. I've seen very healthy looking animals get positively skeletal in a matter of days just from dehydration.
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