Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:04 AM
JessLough JessLough is offline
Love My Mutt <3
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 13,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay21 View Post
she said they cant stand very well. they mostly sleep and eat and her family helps them outside for the bathroom
and she thinks this is OK? This is normal? Does she seriously not see anything wrong with this?

ETA: It's honestly curiosity. I mean... mind=blown.
__________________
Ella: 3 year old female ferret
Nacho: ~8 year old male ferret

Goodbye, Rosey. You were the best girl I could have asked for. 10/15/96-03/08/13
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:07 AM
kaykay21's Avatar
kaykay21 kaykay21 is offline
retriever crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 519
Default

she thinks cause they are not starving they are ok
__________________

D.O.B 11/27/10
D.O.B 08/09/12
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:07 AM
crazedACD crazedACD is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 2,837
Default

WAY too big. Of course it could be beagle x walker hound or something, but based on the pic the dog is way obese. Killing it with kindness. To be honest, just as I find it cruel that people starve dogs, I find it cruel when they keep them that overweight. It's not healthy and not good for the dog.

Can you find out exactly what and how much she is feeding? Sometimes with a dog that overweight, a thyroid problem is really to blame. She would probably be best having a thyroid panel run at the vet to rule that out.

For comparison, a healthy weight beagle..even this dog could lose a pound or three and be at a healthy weight.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:09 AM
kaykay21's Avatar
kaykay21 kaykay21 is offline
retriever crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazedACD View Post
WAY too big. Of course it could be beagle x walker hound or something, but based on the pic the dog is way obese. Killing it with kindness. To be honest, just as I find it cruel that people starve dogs, I find it cruel when they keep them that overweight. It's not healthy and not good for the dog.

Can you find out exactly what and how much she is feeding? Sometimes with a dog that overweight, a thyroid problem is really to blame. She would probably be best having a thyroid panel run at the vet to rule that out.

For comparison, a healthy weight beagle..
would all 3 of her beagles have the thyroid problem or most likely over feeding?
__________________

D.O.B 11/27/10
D.O.B 08/09/12
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:11 AM
JessLough JessLough is offline
Love My Mutt <3
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 13,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazedACD View Post
WAY too big. Of course it could be beagle x walker hound or something, but based on the pic the dog is way obese. Killing it with kindness. To be honest, just as I find it cruel that people starve dogs, I find it cruel when they keep them that overweight. It's not healthy and not good for the dog.

Can you find out exactly what and how much she is feeding? Sometimes with a dog that overweight, a thyroid problem is really to blame. She would probably be best having a thyroid panel run at the vet to rule that out.

For comparison, a healthy weight beagle..even this dog could lose a pound or three and be at a healthy weight.
Oh I thought about that whole thyroid issues, but if 3/3 beagles are overweight, I tend to turn to food
__________________
Ella: 3 year old female ferret
Nacho: ~8 year old male ferret

Goodbye, Rosey. You were the best girl I could have asked for. 10/15/96-03/08/13
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:15 AM
kaykay21's Avatar
kaykay21 kaykay21 is offline
retriever crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 519
Default

she feeds royal canine and they are free feeders bowl always full
__________________

D.O.B 11/27/10
D.O.B 08/09/12
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-03-2012, 01:32 AM
kaykay21's Avatar
kaykay21 kaykay21 is offline
retriever crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 519
Default

the boy which is the 80 pounder is 7 and one of the other 2 is 7 and the other one is 14 she said. the 14 yr old is the mom of the 7 year olds


she thinks thats there age she doesnt really remember.
__________________

D.O.B 11/27/10
D.O.B 08/09/12
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-03-2012, 02:19 AM
ihartgonzo's Avatar
ihartgonzo ihartgonzo is offline
and Fozzie B!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,903
Default

If any breed of dog would eat themselves into morbid obesity, it's a Beagle!!! They are food lovers for sure.

How sad that a person who cares enough about dogs to join a forum & has information right in front of her is so in denial about her dogs health. I'd tell her up front, STOP FREE-FEEDING YOUR DOGS! FEED A QUALITY KIBBLE! Give each down their own separate bowl, for two meals a day, and measure out the amounts based on what they should weigh which is probably half of their current weight. Less than 1 cup per meal. What she is doing to them is abuse, it's just as bad as underfeeding a dog.

This woman would bring her giant Beagle, Roy, to the Pet hotel I worked at. She acted like he was super spoiled and she cared about him... but fed him 10x the amount of food that he needed, and it was Beneful!!! D: He was very tall for a Beagle, but even wider than he was tall. Like a Beagle barrel. Everyone wanted to be polite and say nothing to her. I couldn't take it, and talked to her about it in a friendly, helpful manner. She started feeding him 1 cup of Blue Buffalo a day and just a few treats. Within a few months, he was a slim, happy, active Beagle! All of his skin, joint and health issues disappeared. People think that overfeeding makes their dogs happy, but it doesn't, and it is not what is best for them.
__________________


<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-03-2012, 02:28 AM
kaykay21's Avatar
kaykay21 kaykay21 is offline
retriever crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 519
Default

i told her to cut down on their food but she thinks shes depriving them of food if she does that... its actually not a dog forum that i no her from but she should still be able to clearly see they are to big.
__________________

D.O.B 11/27/10
D.O.B 08/09/12
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-03-2012, 06:39 AM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is offline
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,545
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaykay21 View Post
she said they cant stand very well. they mostly sleep and eat and her family helps them outside for the bathroom
And they don't see a problem?

All 3 of those dogs are morbidly obese. She needs to set a feeding schedule and measure out an appropriate amount of food.
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old Papillon)
Hank - (approx. 10 month old Spotty Dog)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (10 year old Papillon)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site