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Re: too skinny?

Postby tiva » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:57 pm

If anything, he looks a little plump to me, since you can't really see a waist tuck. Of course, that's probably the photo. It's fine to see the spine, says me vet, who likes all her client dogs slender.

Our Vanya spends hours each day on our farm running, digging, hunting, and generally bouncing around. He's 60 lbs and gets 2 cups a day of TOTW.
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Re: too skinny?

Postby bmore_girl » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:37 am

he is nowhere near plump. you can see all of his ribs and spine.
here is a photo of him standing, not ideal i know but maybe gives a better idea?

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Re: too skinny?

Postby Mooresmajestic » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:52 pm

From that last photo I would say gaining 5# would be a good idea.
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Re: too skinny?

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:33 pm

I'm not seeing all his ribs or spine in that last pictures? Still need a better one, still doesn't look too thin to me.

Alice at a healthy weight, you want to be able to see some rib.
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Re: too skinny?

Postby Sarah » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:42 pm

He looks fine to me. The photo angle isn't great, but I'm not seeing enough rib prominence for him to appear underweight.
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Re: too skinny?

Postby bmore_girl » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:57 pm

i got my first "your dog is too skinny!" comment yesterday...to which i replied "i can assure you i am not starving my dog". i'll post more pics when i get them.
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too skinny?

Postby Adrianne » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:50 pm

bmore_girl wrote:
Amie wrote:What DNA test did you use? I've never seen any come back as 100% anything!

He's very handsome - I don't think he's too skinny at all, but as others have said, the picture is tough to read.


i used wisdom mixed breed. i was SO surprised when it came back 100% too, trust me. a page full of wee little AST's.

A girlfriend of mine had her border collie come back 100%. That was the first for me too though!
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Re: too skinny?

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:03 pm

I want to try "Thank you, I'm strategically starving him for a science experiment." and see what people say. :tongue:
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Re: too skinny?

Postby MMSmith » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:31 pm

bmore_girl wrote:i got my first "your dog is too skinny!" comment yesterday...to which i replied "i can assure you i am not starving my dog". i'll post more pics when i get them.


You'll get used to it. The average American has such a skewed idea of what a healthy dog looks like. Now I just compare him to an athlete and people understand a little better.

SN: My husband works for the YMCA, and every time I take Henry to his workplace, we get TONS of compliments from trainers and their fitness staff. "Your dog is ripped!", "He's so lean!" "He's 5.5? He looks like a puppy!"

I love a lean dog :)
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Re: too skinny?

Postby twisted » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:25 pm

i only wish i could be ripped like my dog. lol
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