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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Dally Banjo, May 7, 2011.


  1. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    A friend of mine fosters Springer's & the local dog warden rang her yesterday to see if she could take in one that had been removed from his home. They dont like dogs that are obviously a certain breed as people just see them & want to home them without looking into the breeds & seeing what they are like, which is a good idea I think with some dogs.

    Anyway this poor fella weighs 39kg :eek: Banjo weighed that at his podgyest :eek: but is 34kg now & is still a larger dog than this poor thing :( at least the only abuse is over feeding & no walks but still :( she'l get him sorted & hopefully he will get a happy ever after home soon :)
     
  2. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Yes poor dog, still looks like he is in good hands now, and with a decent diet and building up his exercise, he should be fine bless him.
     
  3. rona

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    I do wish more people would be prosecuted for this :(
     
  4. metaldog

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    Overfeeding and no exercise should be classed as animal cruelty. It's as bad as starving an animal :mad:

    Hope the Springer loses some weight and gets the spring back in his step :)
     
  5. Milliepoochie

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    There is no excuse for overfeeding, animals only eat what we give them and people who let there pet's weight get so high it efefcts their health should be prosecuted.

    When Millie went to the Vets for her Spay the nurses made such a fuss of her, they kept repeating 'It's so lovely seeing a pooch with a waist!'. It's sad but sometimes you forget what certain breeds ar emeant to look like because you get used to seeing barrel bellied pooches.
     
  6. Dogless

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    Over feeding is abuse, plain and simple whether it be dogs or children. At least the dog is in good hands now :).
     
  7. Dally Banjo

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    She's joined the fat club & the vets, poor thing can hardly walk so will be some time :( but he'l be fine now :D

    There was a woman prosecuted here not long ago for starveing her whippet to death it did'nt even have water :mad: two other dogs were on there way to starvation & removed but they left one as apparently it belonged to the daughter :( This woman was well fed to put it mildly :rolleyes: & was dripping in gold chains etc so no b****y excuse as far as Im concerned :mad: Our vets delt with the dogs & the nurse who had to photo them said she had never seen anything so bad & could'nt stop crying :(
     
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    Poor thing,atleast he is in good hands now! :) there is no excuse for over feeding :( unless obviously the dog had a serious medical problem which was adding on weight, which it didn't :( hope he's in shape again soon.
     
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    Poor springer, but fingers crossed he will start losing the weight now and get back to a fitter happier dog.
     
  10. kat&molly

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    I dread to think what the poor dog looks like at that weight, lovely to hear hes landed on his feet now.
     
  11. Amy-manycats

    Amy-manycats PetForums Senior

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    Poor springie, in contrast my springer is a small, working type who is on the lean side and weighes 14kg.

    Poor dog, think how much better she will feel after loosing the weight :eek:
     
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