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Discussion in 'Doberman Health Issues and Questions' started by GennyB, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I was irritated the other day when reading one of the many lost dog postings on our neighborhood info-sharing site. A dog had been found and taken in by someone. The pictures of the dog showed a thin dog, sure; but the overwhelming sentiment among commenters was that he was SO thin, and whomever he lived with was horrible and undeserving of a dog's love. One woman proclaimed "He's emaciated!"

     
  2. Evowolf

    Evowolf New Member

    I think that most vets try and do good by your pet, but you always have a small number that think about the buisness. I think everything happens for a reason this may have been the universe telling me it's time for a new vet..
     
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  3. Evowolf

    Evowolf New Member

    I think everyone is so used to seeing overweight children, adults and pets that when they see a thin dog to them it's a emaciated person or pet on their dying bed. So frustrating.
     
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  4. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Yes. I can try to find that picture and post it here. I can tell you that Oji was worse off after being boarded than that stray dog was.
     
  5. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    The husbands just can't handle it :laughing: Mine always says, "what about me?"

    Um, ya, what about you?

    :spit:
     
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  6. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    I see a ton of labs in my neighborhood. Every single one of them is obese. I was out in the front yard the other day when a man walked by with 2 that were heavier than the heaviest one in your pic. I said some thing like "WOW! They don't miss many meals."
    The guy said he has to work hard to get them to maintain their weight. :shock: :groan::tap:
     
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  7. Gelcoater

    Gelcoater Expert ThreadCrapper $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    :scratch: Right??
    My mom sees it.. “He’s a little thick” :nono:

    Meanwhile others see him and say
    “Don’t you ever feed him?”
    :help:
    It doesn’t help he acts like he hasn’t been fed since he got here several years ago.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Separation anxiety Oji after boarding. (Did you know that I HATE to board my Dobe?)
    GB22mo3wkLayAfterBoarding.JPG
     
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  9. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    A Dobe with a weak g.i. system who can't seem to absorb the nutrition he needs, and who was coming off nearly a week of boarding which probably consisted of almost nonstop pacing, barking and biting chainlink fencing. Yes, his voice was hoarse.
    GB22mo3wkAfterBoardingSkinny.JPG
     
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  10. Gelcoater

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    I almost hit the empathy button here.
    Not for Oji...for Barbie. :D
     
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  11. Gelcoater

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    Yeah. That’s too thin!
     
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  12. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber




    I hear that all the time. I usually have something sarcastic to say in response. Like "Yes, I do, but not today, so step back.....he's hungry." :D
     
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  13. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber




    I did and don't blame you. I have never boarded a dog and hope I never have to. I am lucky enough to have grown children that are happy to keep them if the dogs can't go with us.
     
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  14. Tropicalbri's

    Tropicalbri's $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I can honestly say my hubs has not said this in a looong time. I had my first red boy when we got together and he knew my Doberman was everything to me so he did not complain. If he did complain it wasn’t to me that’s for sure.
    He wasn’t blinded into it, he knew exactly how I treated and loved my Rocky so it was never a problem.
    Being the control freak that I am, I don’t let anyone care for my pups!
    Hubs has two hands and two feet and is capable of caring for himself so any “what about me?” would fall on deaf ears.
    I figure I scrub the house, do the yard, wash clothes, buy groceries and cook our meals and care for all the animals and hold down a full time job, so there is no room for a “what about me” comment.
     
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  15. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Barbie looks to be in pretty good condition actually. No teeth marks. Still has a head :woot2:
     
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  16. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    I love dependent Husbands...they're fun to watch after the divorce trying to cook, iron, vac, sew, laundry, etc...:yatta::yatta::yatta:

    (living the dream, alone, happy, clean, and fed!)........:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  17. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    I always tell him he's not a dependent creature like Kaiser is. Funny that I have to defend the dog though. He is my hb's dream dog so he should be glad I'm so involved!
     
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  18. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I mentioned it in the shout box that I noticed Della was looking a little plump and Albert was looking a little thin when I got back from training. I double checked with hubby and he was feeding what he was supposed to so I cut Della back some and then I realized what was happening. Albert usually eats in his crate because that's what he's used to but I happened to oversleep on the couch one morning and saw that he was just feeding Albert in there and leaving the door open. Naturally Della wolfs hers down, then goes and kicks him out of the crate and finishes his food too. :nono: Now that we have that corrected they're both balancing out again.
     
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  19. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Haha, I knew she must have been taking food from him. Such sneaks!
     
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  20. Viemarangelrock

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    Oh Della, you clever girl! I shouldn’t laugh but that’s so funny! Lol

    :pacman:
     
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