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Old 10-04-2012, 10:59 PM
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I agree, but if it encouraged in some circles to have too-thin dogs then it can be more an issue of actually thinking it is desirable vs I don't think I'll bother to feed you today.
This is what I was trying to say earlier..I wonder if this was more of the case here than actual 'neglect'. I don't think we will ever know the 'why's' of this situation with the fila puppy, but if she was trying to keep the puppy as thin as the saluki...that could be the end result. Not that I'm even trying to rationalize it..but, it's possible..

I know Skye got too thin when she around 2 years old..but I was freaked out about it, vetting and worming and feeding as much as she would eat (like 5-6cups a day). And even that, she had a bit more weight on her than Bukra, though I know this is a matter of opinion. (Now she's eating 2 cups a day and slightly overweight..go figure..).
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:01 PM
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In that photo he looks better then some of the Saluki's posted.

So handsome <3
This just made me a little sick...seriously

I agree her Saluki is not being obviously starved. Yes, he is very thin but sighthounds can be and pics arent always the clearest. HOWEVER, to act PROUD that this dog is not starving and emaciated!!! Oh ok, THIS dog isnt, JUST the Fila was...that somehow makes it ok???? wow, just wow
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:03 PM
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Yeah, most sighthounds i see are like this, i dont know if its a metabolism thing or what but maybe I'm used to looking at 'thicker' ACDs (tho 'thick' is typical they esp when they are young can also be on the lean side due to activity level)
The way it was explained to me is because they were created to run through the hot desert, and need to be as light weight as possible. Also, they naturally have very thin skin so they don't over heat for the same purposes. It's normal for ribs to show, but only so much is considered healthy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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This just made me a little sick...seriously

I agree her Saluki is not being obviously starved. Yes, he is very thin but sighthounds can be and pics arent always the clearest. HOWEVER, to act PROUD that this dog is not starving and emaciated!!! Oh ok, THIS dog isnt, JUST the Fila was...that somehow makes it ok???? wow, just wow
What, sick because I think he's handsome?

I don't see that dog as being emaciated.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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Why is the dog handsome? Can you explain what you like about him?
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What, sick because I think he's handsome?

I don't see that dog as being emaciated.
Because you act proud of her for her treatment of the Saluki (which is questionable) but TOTALLY ignore the STARVED baby Fila. You should be livid at your friend. You should be begging her to get help. You should worry and fear for her dogs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:07 PM
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What struck such a chord with me in Bullseye's photos is that they reminded me too much of what Tallulah looked like when I brought her home, and the techs at the vet's office had tried to pay attention to her and done their best to get food in her. Granted, she had fought off parvo, but one of the techs later told me she'd been there for THREE MONTHS afterward and had grieved and refused to eat. That's why she begged me to take Tallulah (then Lulu) home with me. This is what my little dog looked like when I brought her home.



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Old 10-04-2012, 11:11 PM
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This is what I was trying to say earlier..I wonder if this was more of the case here than actual 'neglect'. I don't think we will ever know the 'why's' of this situation with the fila puppy, but if she was trying to keep the puppy as thin as the saluki...that could be the end result. Not that I'm even trying to rationalize it..but, it's possible..
My point was actually kinda the opposite. I would guess the Saluki is not neglected... just kept thin for aesthetics or because she believes it is healthiest for a hunting dog.

The fila was totally neglected. She probably did keep him a bit thinner normally, so when he really started losing weight he didn't have far to go before atrophy set in. But it is beggar's belief that there was some confusion as to whether he was becoming shamefully emaciated, or whether he was just lean. Part of the point of thinness is to get the muscles to pop. He is short coated. He clearly had no muscle left along his spine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:19 PM
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What struck such a chord with me in Bullseye's photos is that they reminded me too much of what Tallulah looked like when I brought her home
That's how I feel only with Yoshi. When I got her she was about as tall as she is now. She weight 15 lbs. She now weighs 47-50 lbs.

Starving was bad enough but Yoshi was just as eager for love and attention from me. I've said it before when I first got Yoshi I didn't want to touch her. She was gross, had bald spots, smelled bad, and was bones. But there was no way in hell I was going to take that baby in and NOT care for her. Obviously we got over that issue pretty quick and bonded within days but for someone not to do something as simple as feeding a dog because they didn't like them is unforgivable imo.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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If my dog wouldn't eat to the point of emaciation I would be forcefully syringe feeding him kibble mush. Renee those vet techs pleaded for your dog to go to a home where she might fair better. What would you think of them if they'd just left her like that in the back room, without mentioning her to anyone who could help? It really does sound like Teal just had to call the breeder and it would have been sorted out.

As was already mentioned, it seems the fila pup started gaining weight crazily the moment it was removed. Despite the stress of being emaciated, vetted, transported, it started eating and gaining immediately. You could be right, that the pup just wouldn't eat. To me, it points towards a lack of food issue.
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