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Old 09-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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I'm confused. Why would a fat dog need donations to get healthy? How much does it take to buy a leash?
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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I'm not entirely sure the dog can even walk....
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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Honestly, if I had taken this dog on and I had already developed a plan for how I was going to get him to lose weight, I probably wouldn't listen to any "advice" either. No matter how well intentioned it was... and honestly most of it is more about being critical and right IMO than giving well-intentioned advice... any diet is going to need a chance to work, and I would give what I had decided to do time to work rather than jump around from one thing to the next based on FB comments from god-knows-who.

I mean, just look at this thread here where most of what people have to say is grousing about how she's feeding the dog from ONE picture of ONE bowl of carrots, and imagine that negative crap on your progress page. I wouldn't want that on my FB page, either, honestly.

If you don't like it, don't look at it. If you think the money stuff is hinky, then don't donate. If you think she doesn't know jack about nutrition, then feed the 77 pound doxie you take in however you like. But jebus, it has nothing to do with any of us.

For some reason this thread here is really getting under my skin out of all proportion to its actual importance in my life. It just really bothers me how something that should clearly be something everyone can get behind - taking in an obese rescue and trying to get him to lose weight - just turns into another steaming pile of OMG UR DOING IT WROOOONGGGGG!!!11!!
Yup^^^ most people just want to be right as opposed to giving sound, concerned advice. Carrots is a helluva lot better then other things and there was only one picture of carrots posted.... Raw feeders aren't the only dog owners out there... and it isn't the only efficient way of feeding. I hope that this dog can recover
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:37 PM
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I'm confused. Why would a fat dog need donations to get healthy? How much does it take to buy a leash?
Exactly! After the initial vet visit & labwork were paid for, what else does she need donations for? Clearly she will be buying less dog food hehe. Send some $$ this way for my emaciated dog's way too expensive food instead... Hehe.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:41 PM
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I would be concerned about the donation aspect too...
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:43 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with being worried about and critiquing the way someone else cares for a dog if you feel it could be done different/better. Once again, if she didn't want those comments, she shouldn't have made a Facebook!
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I'm confused. Why would a fat dog need donations to get healthy? How much does it take to buy a leash?
I don't get this either. A vet visit and labwork is really not that expensive. What else is there to pay for since he is apparently healthy aside from being disgustingly fat?

Otherwise. That is the most roly poly fat dog I have ever seen.
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I don't see anything wrong with being worried about and critiquing the way someone else cares for a dog if you feel it could be done different/better. Once again, if she didn't want those comments, she shouldn't have made a Facebook!
I'm pretty sure that every single person on here could care for their dogs in a different/better way....
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:16 AM
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I'm pretty sure that every single person on here could care for their dogs in a different/better way....
Definitely. I don't disagree with that. So what's wrong with constructive criticism or suggestions?
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:29 AM
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I am not too worried about how she is feeding the dog. If it is losing weight then thats fine and I hope it continues to.

My issue is that all it takes is one thing like this to have it come out that all the donations aren't going to that dog to turn people off from donating. It may not be a rescue or a shelter so the rational thing would be to realize they aren't connected. But as we know people aren't rational and I'd rather not have people not wanting to donate to legitimate causes because they got burned when they thought they were helping.

Me pointing out their failure in posting costs and donations isn't me saying 'omgz they doing it wrong!!' it's pointing out that what they are doing is kind of shady and people don't really know where their money is going.
This. ^^ The giant donation button thingy at the top of their page made my spidey-senses tingle, and not in a good way. I kind of wondered if they'd only gotten $10 so far and really needed money to help, or if they're secretly rolling in $10,000 in donations. Who knows? They're not sharing.

Also, I don't really care how someone wants to moderate their facebook page. It's their page. But I also don't see why we can't discuss stuff like this on Chaz. There's been a ton of helpful information on good alternatives to carrots for helping dogs feel full. People lurk, and if one person come away from this thread with better tools for helping their dogs get to a healthy weight then that's cool.
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