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Old 10-25-2009, 12:51 PM
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That is quite a bit of weight loss, hopefully he'll be back on at a good weight soon. I know that greyhounds have a difficult time with keeping weight on due to a high metabolism, but that seem a bit more then I'd be comfortable with in weigh loss.

I had a cat with the same problem, I couldn't keep any weight on her, even worse when she became a senior. Come to find out she had chronic renal failure. I was able to put some weight back on her with a proper diet.

If his weight doesn't get up soon, I'd consider getting some blood work done.

I'm sure with everything going on in your life right now, it must be very difficult.

Oh and those beach picture are beautiful, I love the beach!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:53 PM
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Discussed this already but for those wondering, here's how I think Mojo keeps the weight on: My dad adds fatty foods every few days to his diet. Some days his food is soaked with bacon grease from breakfast or the fat rendered from cooked beef. And when the fridge needs cleaning, Mojo gets dibs on the non-rancid left overs. That along with the fact that he is retriever breed which is easily prone to weight gain keeps him looking healthy!

As a side note: He has ridiculously clean teeth on this crap food, it doesn't seen fair! Izzy is on totw and has some plaque on her farthest back molars. I might have to get her sticks to chew on like Mojo has!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:55 PM
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:01 PM
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we discussed it with the vet but he seriously doubts its something like that, he says since keeping weight on him on his normal food is EASY he hasnt changed his weight in 5 years and who knows how long before that because hes only a pound less then race weight on his normal food. The one shot that AC focused on was only one there is a better one showing him standing straight that does not look like that



The angle makes it look worse. Yes its bad again im not denying it never will, thats what happens on bad food.
He is also stressed at times here too hes in a LOT colder place, he doesnt get to go out as much he cant go places as much because of his arthritis. Hes away from the ONLY home hes known in 5 years. He never moved out of that house until now he went straight from a kennel to moms house for 5 years to here.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:29 PM
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Discussed this already but for those wondering, here's how I think Mojo keeps the weight on: My dad adds fatty foods every few days to his diet. Some days his food is soaked with bacon grease from breakfast or the fat rendered from cooked beef. And when the fridge needs cleaning, Mojo gets dibs on the non-rancid left overs. That along with the fact that he is retriever breed which is easily prone to weight gain keeps him looking healthy!
oy. watch out for pancreatitis with that kind of feeding.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:41 PM
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That would kill Mary within a day's time. Pancreatitis is incredibly painful. I would not take the risk. My mom is always trying to save us bits of this and that but I do not want them on anything but our regular diet. For treats they get freezed dried liver or a bit of cheese.

Victor eats Nutromax High protein and I add an egg if he is really active. IT has worked very well for him. He is very active with an hour or two running time each day. I couldn't be more pleased with the condition of all my dogs including Mary on this diet.
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Oh believe me, I'm trying to get this dog taken care of better than he is right now. I'll probably post another thread about him later today but it's definitely something I'm trying to get my dad to work on!
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This is an azawakh, they are CONDITIONED to look like that!





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Old 10-25-2009, 05:29 PM
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What happened to AC?
ETA: Because when I see that you can't contact the person I automatically think = banned, and if that was true that would be a little rediculous.

Don't mean to threadjack, just asking.
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