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  • #63332
    kizkiznobite
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    gmtv this morning…

    did a bit on fat dogs…angel a golden lab…7 stone  >:D poor lass..could barely walk…teats down to floor…fed pizza with extra toppings everyday… :'(

    vet…’you can buy low calorie treats, give fruit, but not grapes as they bad for them  ::)’

    mo said if you shout give the dog a bone once more i am going to stick a pork rib in you mouth… :-X :-X

    angel has been removed from her owner by the rspca and is now in a foster home

    get slim soon lass….. :-*

    ami…..you on a diet  >:D

    wwaahhhatagain!!!! meisskinnycomparedtoangeldog amilou  :boooo:

    #90991
    *Nat*
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    Missed this, poor Angel, hope she’s looked after better in her foster home  :-*

    #90992

    So sad makes me so bloody cross, and its always oh but they like their food  ::)

    #90993
    Justine&Rafe
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    Totally agree.

    People don’t understand how cruel it is… The labs where I work were both overweight – one so much that she was really struggling with arthritis.  In 6 months they’d both slimmed down to a respectable size, infact, the fattie had gone a bit on the skinny side, but vet ok’d her as long as she didn’t lose any more as she now fit as a fiddle and not a click of an arthritic joint.  Think she must have lost a good 6/7kg.

    It isn’t hard.  Feed them less.  Weigh them regularly.

    Soooo many obese dogs about and they always look as though they’re struggling in some way or other.

    #90994
    Diesel73
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    quote :

    angel a golden lab…7 stone  poor lass

    Is how many kilos?  :embarrass:

    #90995
    *Nat*
    Member

    About 44.5 kilos Diesel!

    #90996

    Makes me laugh when people say oh i buy them low fat/slimming treats – hows about just feeding them less  ::)

    #90997
    *Lassie*
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    [quote author=SuzAndTheDiva link=topic=13969.msg264574#msg264574 date=1238102876]
    Makes me laugh when people say oh i buy them low fat/slimming treats – hows about just feeding them less  ::)
    [/quote]

    Or buy the dogs diet biccies and then give them some of their dinner/takeaway,crisps etc  ::)

    #90998
    Gracie
    Member

    A few large labs round here, one of the vets has threatened to take the dog off one of them, think that was the kick up the backside for them, they dont bring treats out anymore 🙂

    #90999
    Diesel73
    Member

    [quote author=*Nat* link=topic=13969.msg264536#msg264536 date=1238083430]
    About 44.5 kilos Diesel!
    [/quote]
    Ohgod  >:( .

    Known a lab once, blond lab named Max. He lived about 15 km from my place. Topweight was 70 kg and something, nearly 80. He was as wide as he was long. I don’t think he alive no more, but i hope the owners got shot soon after  ::) .
    Gave a comment about  his weight. His ownress said that getting him off the sofa to exercise was almost like dogabuse cause he didn’t want the exercise  :'( .

    #91000
    Justine&Rafe
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    And feeding him so much he was too fat to get off the sofa and act like a normal dog wasn’t, right.

    Farm animals get better treatment than that – 5 freedoms – one of which is the freedom to display normal behaviours.  Another the freedom from pain and suffering.  Why there is no punishment (save as a very last resort from the RSPCA) is utterly beyond me.

    #91001
    Diesel73
    Member
    quote :

    And feeding him so much he was too fat to get off the sofa and act like a normal dog wasn’t, right.

    Nope, but the worst is whàt dogs like those a fed  🙁 .

    #91002

    I knew a 45K lab, had both cruciates done and is fatter than ever, back like a table top  🙁

    #91003
    Diesel73
    Member

    [quote author=Foxisle_crazy link=topic=13969.msg264757#msg264757 date=1238270529]
    I knew a 45K lab, had both cruciates done and is fatter than ever, back like a table top  🙁
    [/quote]
    Than you can guess what 70kg is like. Never knew a dog could actually weigh that much ànd still have a heartbeat.

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