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Old 08-31-2012, 02:06 PM
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It's my understanding that the original owner was elderly and possibly had dementia, and a family member eventually intervened. Too bad it wasn't sooner, though.

I think he's already lost something like 3-4 pounds, too, so... so far, so good.
Aw, that's really too bad. I didn't realize that. Still really sad though and it is unfortunate the other family members let it get so far. :-(

That's good he's making progress, though!
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:36 PM
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That is just horrible. Ugh.

I wonder if he has some underlying health issue that let him get THAT big. The only dogs I've seen that overweight are ones with thyroid issues or diabetes (or both).
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:01 PM
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If you read through, the dog has had blood work done and all (surprisingly) has come back clear. They are also feeding the carrots to help him feel full.
Thing is though, she claims to have courses in nutrition. If she did, she would know that carrots=sugar, and should be fed in moderation, if at all to a dog that is so severely overweight.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:10 PM
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Thing is though, she claims to have courses in nutrition. If she did, she would know that carrots=sugar, and should be fed in moderation, if at all to a dog that is so severely overweight.
Yeah, it seems like steamed broccoli or zucchini would be a lot better for that.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:19 PM
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That is just sickening. Poor dog.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:40 PM
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Agreed with others. Why so many carrots? Why not green beans, peas or another less sweet fillerfood?

Anyone posting anything constructive seems to get posts deleted on the FB page. Nothing but praise and donations. Sigh.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:47 PM
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Well the dog is losing weight so she must be doing something right. :/
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That makes me so sad. In a breed that can develop back problems under normal circumstances, this guy has to be miserable.

I also agree with the carrot thing. Seriously, green beans or broccoli is a much better choice for helping him feel full without adding much sugar and many more calories. And I always lean towards broccoli due to all the nutritious content.......more calcium than milk, cancer fighting agents, yadda yadda yadda.
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Personally, I'm about to unlike the page. Lol.
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\And I always lean towards broccoli due to all the nutritious content.......more calcium than milk, cancer fighting agents, yadda yadda yadda.
Except for the fart factor... jk

I can't believe how fat this dog is. I really can't.
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