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(Geekologie)   So you've got a fat dog. Do you A) Cut down on his food. B) Exercise him more. or C) Install a chair lift to haul his fat ass up the stairs. Bonus *Pic of the saddest dog in the world.*   (geekologie.com) divider line 59
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2012-03-29 03:42:16 PM  
If you have a dog that is fat enough that it has trouble walking, you are abusing that animal just as badly as if you kicked it around all day.
 
2012-03-29 03:45:09 PM  
More: Fail, dogs, Skyrim, fat

wtf?
 
2012-03-29 03:48:10 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: More: Fail, dogs, Skyrim, fat

wtf?


You don't recognize her? Lydia has really let herself go.
 
2012-03-29 03:58:53 PM  

Humean_Nature: Lydia has really let herself go.


Good. I didn't think it was possible to actively loathe a video game character, but there I was. It was a great day in Tamriel when she died.
 
2012-03-29 04:06:35 PM  
Dog stays downstairs. Problem solved.
 
2012-03-29 04:07:26 PM  
WTF are they doing to that cat?
 
2012-03-29 04:12:57 PM  
Jesus
 
2012-03-29 04:13:25 PM  
Thanks for the lulz subby. The look on that dog's face is hilarious.
 
2012-03-29 04:14:27 PM  

toddalmighty: Dog stays downstairs. Problem solved.


I agree here. My coworker has a 14 year old labrador that can't climb stairs anymore (but is otherwise in good health), so he carries her up and down every night and morning. I don't know why he doesn't just let the dog sleep downstairs; ours does already.
 
2012-03-29 04:21:55 PM  

Gig103: toddalmighty: Dog stays downstairs. Problem solved.

I agree here. My coworker has a 14 year old labrador that can't climb stairs anymore (but is otherwise in good health), so he carries her up and down every night and morning. I don't know why he doesn't just let the dog sleep downstairs; ours does already.


The dog is old and needs to be in familiar surroundings? Maybe since it is old he wants to keep an eye on it?
You're a dick.
 
2012-03-29 04:23:41 PM  

AbbeySomeone: The look on that dog's face is hilarious.


You can tell he just knows someone is taking a picture of him on that thing and is going to post it on the internet.

Poor dog.
 
2012-03-29 04:26:56 PM  
www.geekologie.com

"I can't make it on my own."
 
2012-03-29 04:34:51 PM  
Oh god.

The cat at the end.

Oh my god. I can't stop laughing.
 
2012-03-29 06:48:09 PM  
This post made my day.
 
2012-03-29 06:48:57 PM  
His chair lift is the cat's litter pan. Insult to injury.
 
2012-03-29 06:52:52 PM  
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2012-03-29 06:55:22 PM  
Probably of more benefit to arthritic dogs than fat dogs.
 
2012-03-29 06:55:56 PM  
Speaking from experience. We thought we were feeding our dog the right amount of food.

We finally got a measuring cup for it because we were just going through the food too damn fast, and he's farking allergic to grain and poultry (goddamnit) so my wife insists on the grain free food. He gets lamb and sweet potato.

Turns out we were feeding him about 3 cups of food each meal time, instead of 3 cups total for the day.

At least our dog hadn't chunked out yet.
 
2012-03-29 06:56:04 PM  
My blind, deaf, fourteen year old dog can get up and down our four farking flights of stairs perfectly. Your dog wants exercise.
 
2012-03-29 07:01:50 PM  

Aarontology: Oh god.

The cat at the end.

Oh my god. I can't stop laughing.


Same. Can't breathe.
 
2012-03-29 07:04:26 PM  
It looks like it would be hard for the dog to get into that basket in the first place.

As far as it not being able to..... Could it be because it's a bulldog and the bulldog population's genes have been totally farked by rampant inbreeding and unethical breeders? They used to be much healthier animals, but we had a link on Fark a while back talking about how now they have breathing and hip issues because people have been demanding dogs which have a certain "look" - but which is actually unhealthy for the animals.
 
2012-03-29 07:08:11 PM  
Someone please find the origin story of hydrotherapy cat. I just what is this I don't...
 
2012-03-29 07:10:12 PM  
Reviewing this again, I can't help but think it might be better with some type of ramp and different placement for the paw button.
 
2012-03-29 07:22:26 PM  
Am I missing the explanation of why the cat is at the end and what it is doing? It makes me giggle. It also makes me want to take my chunky kitty for a walk in the bathtub.
 
2012-03-29 07:34:00 PM  
We have three dogs now. Just adopted an 8 year old Scottie, who weighed in at a hefty 28#. We already knew this, but when we took her to the vet to get her checked out, he wants her down to about 19#. She's at 22 and change now, and looks much better, and has a blast running around our yard with the other two of our mutts.
 
2012-03-29 07:41:38 PM  

mongbiohazard: It looks like it would be hard for the dog to get into that basket in the first place.


THIS.

If the dog really has that much trouble climbing, how's he going to get up into it in the first place? There isn't even any ramp up to the basket's resting position, as far as is shown.

This doesn't look like it was designed for dogs from the ground up (pardon the expression). It looks like they just took a unit used for humans, removed the chair from the moving section it was anchored to, and placed a basket on top of the remaining part of the moving section.

Furthermore, as someone in the Daily Mail comment section noted, there's a fair chance the tubby dog would would at one time or another try to get off midway, and get injured either by tumbling down the stairs or by getting caught between the still-moving platform and the stairs.
 
2012-03-29 07:46:52 PM  
White people's problems
 
2012-03-29 07:49:53 PM  

WorldCitizen: Am I missing the explanation of why the cat is at the end and what it is doing?


It's training to catch fish.
 
2012-03-29 07:50:33 PM  

mongbiohazard: It looks like it would be hard for the dog to get into that basket in the first place.

As far as it not being able to..... Could it be because it's a bulldog and the bulldog population's genes have been totally farked by rampant inbreeding and unethical breeders? They used to be much healthier animals, but we had a link on Fark a while back talking about how now they have breathing and hip issues because people have been demanding dogs which have a certain "look" - but which is actually unhealthy for the animals.


The bulldog on my lap right now sounds like a water buffalo breathing through a coffee straw. So, yeah.
 
2012-03-29 07:56:00 PM  

WorldCitizen: Am I missing the explanation of why the cat is at the end and what it is doing? It makes me giggle. It also makes me want to take my chunky kitty for a walk in the bathtub.


Wear chainmail.
That cat must be medicated and or declawed and/or the nearly necked human holding it must have a bleed fetish...

Also the cat is on a treadmill...tough to do in your local bathtub.
 
2012-03-29 07:57:24 PM  

LockeOak: Probably of more benefit to arthritic dogs than fat dogs.


This, but the system they installed looks like crap and intrudes onto the stair tread.

Stair lifts for humans start around $1500 used. And they bolt into the studs along side the stair so they don't get in your way.
 
2012-03-29 08:05:42 PM  
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-29 08:06:36 PM  

BigLuca: mongbiohazard: It looks like it would be hard for the dog to get into that basket in the first place.

As far as it not being able to..... Could it be because it's a bulldog and the bulldog population's genes have been totally farked by rampant inbreeding and unethical breeders? They used to be much healthier animals, but we had a link on Fark a while back talking about how now they have breathing and hip issues because people have been demanding dogs which have a certain "look" - but which is actually unhealthy for the animals.

The bulldog on my lap right now sounds like a water buffalo breathing through a coffee straw. So, yeah.



Poor lil guy... I'm sure he's well pampered though.

Pug's have gotten their genes TOTALLY farked up, and I feel bad for them too. I had a neighbor who had one and not only did it constantly struggle just to breathe, the damn thing's tongue was so long it physically could not fit all of it in it's mouth. Yeah, sure it looks funny at first... but having half your tongue hanging out of your mouth for your whole life must be really, really uncomfortable when you actually stop to think about it. And that's not even mentioning having a problem getting enough air in a breath while just standing still.

I wouldn't want a pet that had to suffer discomfort 24/7 just because a bunch of people got some arbitrary idea of what they think a breed should look like and changed the breed to fit that ideal without considering the health of the animal. I just got a dog last July. I had been considering a pure breed (I really like Vizslas) and I'm a little proud to say I decided to give the local shelters a chance first and after visiting pretty much all of them around DC I got a healthy 7 month old mixed breed (black lab/German shepherd). He's smart as a whip, healthy as could be and very pampered and happy.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-29 08:07:40 PM  

Isildur: If the dog really has that much trouble climbing, how's he going to get up into it in the first place? There isn't even any ramp up to the basket's resting position, as far as is shown.


If you read the article, they state that the basket lowers itself at the starting and ending positions. They designed it so the dog can operate it without human intervention.
 
2012-03-29 08:08:34 PM  
Something very Keanu Reave-ey about that dog.
 
2012-03-29 08:12:43 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Reviewing this again, I can't help but think it might be better with some type of ramp and different placement for the paw button.


I was thinking something more like this:

i1222.photobucket.com

This might work as a Photoshop contest - Rube Goldberg a way to get fat dogs up the stairs.
 
2012-03-29 09:14:34 PM  
So how does the dog make it up into the lift tray?
 
2012-03-29 09:42:07 PM  
My cat, Buster, got up to 21lbs. Now; he's a big framed cat anyway, so its not quite as bad as you might picture; but he was getting some width and some fat rolls near the neck. I did get him down to 18lbs. I did not want him to be diabetic later.. So now hes a nice lean, lanky type 17-18lbs.

How? I just fed him less. The constant howling for more grub was annoying...and still is (treats). he gets treats with the other one (14lbs female, also very sleek) gets her treats (with pills). This is so she does not eat her pill infused treats. Later in day if you enter the kitchen he will come and howl for more treats; aside from the begging; its ok.

He still snores when he sleeps though. I think my pet sitters were lazy when I was out of town, and instead of replenishing the bowl daily; would load it to the rim (they are bowls for big dogs). Buster, being an animal; just ate all the food. Precious, the 14lb examines and thinks about each bite so its not as bad. She also has to watch Buster's whereabouts as they have their pecking order.

Where I am going with this, is maybe feed that dog less. Unless it is just old and decrepit, (Buster is 16yrs old and his joints tend to pop, but still dashes around the house); and can't climb the stairs.
 
2012-03-29 10:12:59 PM  
Dogs have other reasons for needing this than being fat. Arthritis and hip dysplasia come to mind.


/has an old dog that suffers from these things and takes her time on stairs.
 
2012-03-29 10:31:42 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Gig103: toddalmighty: Dog stays downstairs. Problem solved.

I agree here. My coworker has a 14 year old labrador that can't climb stairs anymore (but is otherwise in good health), so he carries her up and down every night and morning. I don't know why he doesn't just let the dog sleep downstairs; ours does already.

The dog is old and needs to be in familiar surroundings? Maybe since it is old he wants to keep an eye on it?
You're a dick.

What is keeping an eye on it going to do? Somehow prevent old age from killing the dog? Reverse time? Your a moron, if you think for one moment that keeping an old dog alive and suffering is a good idea.
 
2012-03-29 10:33:33 PM  
half of the problem, is their equally lazy "masters", and the other half is the fact that these dogs are not meant to live the way we do. Also, a lot of dog breeds that people have grown to prefer due to their cuteness and convenience, are truly genetically farked by design. Makes me sick to my stomach.
 
2012-03-29 11:41:02 PM  
I have the opposite problem: in the time it takes me to open the bedroom door, my new greyhound wakes up, crosses the living room, climbs a flight of stairs, and sticks her nose in the door preventing from getting to the bathroom. Ever try to move a 70 lb rock that wiggles?
 
2012-03-29 11:43:22 PM  

Gig103: toddalmighty: Dog stays downstairs. Problem solved.

I agree here. My coworker has a 14 year old labrador that can't climb stairs anymore (but is otherwise in good health), so he carries her up and down every night and morning. I don't know why he doesn't just let the dog sleep downstairs; ours does already.


There's a good chance that the dog wants to be upstairs. We did the same thing with our lab when it was near the end. We wanted her to sleep downstairs, but it would keep trying to come up. She would fall down trying to come up. It didn't matter how many times she fell she would just continue to try and use the stairs, crying the whole time. It was heartbreaking so my dad decided it would just be better to carry her upstairs than have to deal with that whole situation night in and night out.
 
2012-03-30 12:03:53 AM  
I was expecting fat dog meme.
 
2012-03-30 12:16:59 AM  
Having just lost my 14 year dog I am getting a kick.....

I can see where this could be useful if you have money to through around. Our last two dogs had to be helped around towards the end. One had a bad back and the other just could not move that well. Luckily we live in a single story home. And as for the guy who's dad carried the dog, I have done that with ours. Made both of us feel better I think, at least I did.

/need to get a new dog to tear up the weeds in the yard and chase the kids around.
 
2012-03-30 12:21:49 AM  
It's a small bulldog, it wouldn't be able to climb stairs of that aspect ratio even if it wasn't fat.

That said, I grew up with labs, and I suspect they would have just learned to activate the thing and then chased it up and down repeatedly, so problem still solved.
 
2012-03-30 01:31:37 AM  
How the hell did they get a cat acclimatized to hydrotherapy?! That's insane. There's no way my 2 cats would ever go near water without shredding the arms of the human holding them.

I have one fat cat and one skinny cat. The fat cat is a rescue who was found wandering in circles on because she had gone blind from starvation. She has her sight back now but I do worry that I might be killing her with kindness.

The reason she's fat now is because I live alone so I put huge salad bowls of dry food and water down just in case I get hit by a bus or something and nobody can get around to my apartment for a few days.

I used to put out her favorite cat food - name brand crap - and she would just sit in front of the bowl and hoover the stuff down. This was surprising to me as my little pure-bred Burmese would only eat a couple of times a day and she's never gained weight. But then she's never been without; the rescue probably thinks she should grab as much food as possible in case she never sees it again.

I figured out how to get the rescue to drop weight by accident: I had to be out of town for a week at christmas so I put down extra bowls of fancy/expensive catfood from the specialty pet store so they would both have some variety while I was gone. Turns out the rescue cat hates the expensive gourmet cat food, so she dosen't over-eat it.

So now I that's all they get. I can still put a big-ass bowl of it down in case I get hit by a meteor or falling satellite, and the rescue cat has gradually been losing weight. I've been chasing her around and playing with her more, so that helps. I think I'll put a small bowl of the name brand crap down once she's lost the weight.

I couldn't imagine trying to get her on a hydrotherapy treadmill, but I guess I would if I had too.

/csb.
 
2012-03-30 01:57:55 AM  
the orig video for that hydrotherapy cat is here : Link (new window)
 
2012-03-30 02:23:17 AM  
A thread full of people talking about how hilarious this is so of course the link is farked >:[
 
2012-03-30 02:58:28 AM  
"Hit the jump "

People still say this on their websites? FOAD AND Eat a Giant Bowl Of Dicks.
 
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