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2012-09-09 10:46:09 AM  
That is the second biggest wiener I've ever seen.
 
2012-09-09 10:52:46 AM  
Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here
 
2012-09-09 10:53:35 AM  
How does he even move? I wouldn't think his legs could touch the ground

/must have perfected rolling over
 
2012-09-09 11:00:24 AM  
Holy crap that dog is huge! I thought I was a bad pet owner because my jack russel is 19 pounds (about 4 or 5 pounds overweight, and he's starting to lose some of that weight). How on earth do you not notice something is wrong 30 or 40 pounds ago???
 
2012-09-09 11:02:31 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


That made me sad.
 
2012-09-09 11:06:25 AM  
That's not a dog. That's a weapon.
 
2012-09-09 11:11:23 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How does he even move? I wouldn't think his legs could touch the ground

/must have perfected rolling over


They've made him a harness to hold his fat rolls off the ground (if you go top the video I posted, there are two others - one shows the harness). But his back must be terribly sore all the time. He can't even exercise until he loses some weight from changes in diet alone. Fortunately, he has a foster human who understands the issues and is knowledgeable enough to do it without killing him.

But poor baby. He's got a long row to hoe.
 
2012-09-09 11:33:23 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Heart breaking video here


Wow. Just wow.
 
2012-09-09 11:41:13 AM  
awww that poor guy. I was all read to make a snarky joke about him being more seal than dachshund. But that was sad
 
2012-09-09 11:41:39 AM  
media.oregonlive.com 

Someone say steak?

/hot
 
2012-09-09 11:44:17 AM  
Did they have to call him Obie?
 
2012-09-09 11:45:34 AM  

Roook: Did they have to call him Obie?


I know, Jabba would have been more appropriate.
 
2012-09-09 11:52:21 AM  
Do they even make Hoverounds for dogs?
 
2012-09-09 11:59:54 AM  
When can I expect to see it shopped into a political meme?
 
2012-09-09 12:00:39 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark:  

Someone say steak?

/hot


It looks like a walrus there. Damn!
 
2012-09-09 12:10:34 PM  
so glad neither of my spaniels weigh that much.
 
2012-09-09 12:12:22 PM  
actually, come to think of it, I don't think my spaniels COMBINED weigh that much.
 
2012-09-09 12:13:01 PM  

WTFDYW: Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here

That made me sad.


I'm glad they were wise enough to disable comments on that video. I can't imagine what the scumbags who comment on YouTube videos might have said about it.

/seriously, if you get annoyed with Fark posters, read the comments on a few YouTube videos
 
2012-09-09 12:16:40 PM  
Wow, it looks like the dog wouldn't even be able to lick its private parts. Poor thing
 
2012-09-09 12:23:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


Old people with limited mobility. And that video is why I'll have a sad for the rest of the day.
 
2012-09-09 12:26:02 PM  

jake_lex: /seriously, if you get annoyed with Fark posters, read the comments on a few YouTube videos


If you want to get REALLY angry, read the comments on a video that makes you feel good.
 
Byn
2012-09-09 12:32:37 PM  
Hero tag, indeed. Read this blog yesterday about a woman who works in an animal shelter, and this little pup she took in...

*warning* some people may find the photos a bit graphic.
 
2012-09-09 12:38:45 PM  
beefcake. BEEFCAKE!
 
2012-09-09 12:42:38 PM  
A vet once told me that if you feed a pet according to what it SHOULD weigh, eventually that is what it WILL weigh.

Following that advice, I was able to bring a 36 pound dachshund down to 16 pounds. He had come from the same type of situation that was described in TFA - the only difference being that "Motley" was 13 years old before his original owners gave him up.

I feel good about his prospects. His foster home seems to be committed to seeing him through this.
 
2012-09-09 12:50:25 PM  
lol he thinks he's a seal.
 
2012-09-09 12:50:59 PM  
media.tumblr.com

Woo!
 
2012-09-09 12:52:15 PM  
The only way that is a good idea is if your new neighbors recently moved here from Korea and you were fattening up your dog to sell it to them by the pound.
 
2012-09-09 12:52:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


Though that gave me a sad, he seems like a sweet thing...hopefully they'll update (and we'll get greenlights) on his progress.

/gonna go hug the furbabies when I get home
 
2012-09-09 12:52:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


Fed him food cause that was the only way the elderly owners could show their love.

Sad all around, hopefully happy ending.
 
2012-09-09 12:54:55 PM  
That not so much a wiener dog as it is a bratwurst dog.
 
2012-09-09 12:55:17 PM  
Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.
 
2012-09-09 12:58:27 PM  

styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.


That's the part that makes it so heartbreaking for me. All that freaking weight on his bones, all that pressure on his organs, and he's still so full of life and love for everything around him. He doesn't know it was abuse, and his owners sure as shiat didn't intend for him to get that way.

/really, I can't hate his owners too much
//would YOU be able to give up your companion for someone else to care for?
 
2012-09-09 12:58:53 PM  
My Dachshund-Pit Bull mix weighs about 55 pounds and is not fat. I took him to the vet who exclaimed, "This is the most muscular weiner dog I've ever seen." His stomach has very adequate ground clearance despite his short legs, but when he lays down on his side, his legs stick out, unable to touch the floor.
 
2012-09-09 01:00:17 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-09 01:02:43 PM  
About fifteen years ago, a friend of mine passed away and I inherited her pet leopard Ayesha. It was a great animal, but it had been overfed and when I got her, she was about one hundred pounds overweight. She couldn't jump, she couldn't climb, she wheezed like an old, old man going up a flight of stairs. It took me about a year to get her weight down and another six months to find her a suitable home (sanctuary near Reno).

It felt really funny to be giving my regular cats more food than a full-grown leopard.
 
2012-09-09 01:03:28 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.

That's the part that makes it so heartbreaking for me. All that freaking weight on his bones, all that pressure on his organs, and he's still so full of life and love for everything around him. He doesn't know it was abuse, and his owners sure as shiat didn't intend for him to get that way.

/really, I can't hate his owners too much
//would YOU be able to give up your companion for someone else to care for?


No doubt about the owners.. Sounds like they meant no harm and things just got out of control with giving love via food. Kudos though to them for being aware enough to know they were doing harm (eventually) and letting it go.. Yeah that couldn't have been easy.
 
2012-09-09 01:04:40 PM  
About 6 months ago we adopted Piper, an 8 year old Scottie. She was 28 1/2#, should be 19. We have her down to 20 right now, she looks GREAT, and is always active, running around with our other two dogs.

Here she is enjoying a paddle in one of my cement mixing pans. She is *NUTS* for water.

Link
 
2012-09-09 01:06:33 PM  

jake_lex: /seriously, if you get annoyed with Fark posters, read the comments on a few YouTube videos


There's a reason I run a plugin that replaces all youtube comments with "herp derp". Wretched hive of scum and villainy, that place.
 
2012-09-09 01:08:14 PM  
That pic is begging for a 'ohhh you' shoop.
 
2012-09-09 01:08:30 PM  

Vodka Zombie: That's not a dog. That's a weaponwaste station.


/poop thread?
 
2012-09-09 01:09:38 PM  

SilentStrider: actually, come to think of it, I don't think my spaniels COMBINED weigh that much.


77 pounds is what my 11 year old son weighs.

Given, he's a beanpole, like his mom. But still. My tween son weighs as much as that dachshund.
 
2012-09-09 01:10:01 PM  

styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.


It actually made me feel better to see that he's both mobile and happy. He's gonna be a rocket when he loses that weight.

Good that the owners realized they weren't able to do it right, and that he's in company with someone who knows how to make him better.
 
2012-09-09 01:10:04 PM  

styckx: The My Little Pony Killer: styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.

That's the part that makes it so heartbreaking for me. All that freaking weight on his bones, all that pressure on his organs, and he's still so full of life and love for everything around him. He doesn't know it was abuse, and his owners sure as shiat didn't intend for him to get that way.

/really, I can't hate his owners too much
//would YOU be able to give up your companion for someone else to care for?

No doubt about the owners.. Sounds like they meant no harm and things just got out of control with giving love via food. Kudos though to them for being aware enough to know they were doing harm (eventually) and letting it go.. Yeah that couldn't have been easy.


I understand that they wanted to love on him and food was the only way... but seriously. 10 pounds over? Yeah, time to mention it to your caregivers and do what the vet says to keep him healthy. But 77 pounds, on a dog that should weigh 1/3 that at most? Lordy.
 
2012-09-09 01:10:06 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Wow, it looks like the dog wouldn't even be able to lick its private parts. Poor thing


Evidently that's the only reason it leaves the house.

/jealous
 
2012-09-09 01:14:30 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: styckx: The My Little Pony Killer: styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.

That's the part that makes it so heartbreaking for me. All that freaking weight on his bones, all that pressure on his organs, and he's still so full of life and love for everything around him. He doesn't know it was abuse, and his owners sure as shiat didn't intend for him to get that way.

/really, I can't hate his owners too much
//would YOU be able to give up your companion for someone else to care for?

No doubt about the owners.. Sounds like they meant no harm and things just got out of control with giving love via food. Kudos though to them for being aware enough to know they were doing harm (eventually) and letting it go.. Yeah that couldn't have been easy.

I understand that they wanted to love on him and food was the only way... but seriously. 10 pounds over? Yeah, time to mention it to your caregivers and do what the vet says to keep him healthy. But 77 pounds, on a dog that should weigh 1/3 that at most? Lordy.


When you get as old as they, may you retain this acuity of mind.
 
2012-09-09 01:15:07 PM  
neither should your girlfriend
 
2012-09-09 01:15:24 PM  

Vodka Zombie: That's not a dog. That's a weapon.


www.cs.purdue.edu

/hot...dog?
 
2012-09-09 01:15:41 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-09 01:16:02 PM  

Coelacanth: About fifteen years ago, a friend of mine passed away and I inherited her pet leopard Ayesha. It was a great animal, but it had been overfed and when I got her, she was about one hundred pounds overweight. She couldn't jump, she couldn't climb, she wheezed like an old, old man going up a flight of stairs. It took me about a year to get her weight down and another six months to find her a suitable home (sanctuary near Reno).

It felt really funny to be giving my regular cats more food than a full-grown leopard.


Ah, Animal Ark. My son and I probably saw your leopard about a month ago. She looked sleepy. Then again, it was 95 degrees outside, so that probably had something to do with it.
 
2012-09-09 01:17:01 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Benevolent Misanthrope: styckx: The My Little Pony Killer: styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.

That's the part that makes it so heartbreaking for me. All that freaking weight on his bones, all that pressure on his organs, and he's still so full of life and love for everything around him. He doesn't know it was abuse, and his owners sure as shiat didn't intend for him to get that way.

/really, I can't hate his owners too much
//would YOU be able to give up your companion for someone else to care for?

No doubt about the owners.. Sounds like they meant no harm and things just got out of control with giving love via food. Kudos though to them for being aware enough to know they were doing harm (eventually) and letting it go.. Yeah that couldn't have been easy.

I understand that they wanted to love on him and food was the only way... but seriously. 10 pounds over? Yeah, time to mention it to your caregivers and do what the vet says to keep him healthy. But 77 pounds, on a dog that should weigh 1/3 that at most? Lordy.

When you get as old as they, may you retain this acuity of mind.


Point taken.
 
2012-09-09 01:21:48 PM  
Having 2 not-so-mini dachshunds, I know they are prone to thyroid problems and are the WORST beggars for food/treats. And they are the sweetest of sweet dogs. Very difficult to resist. I can imagine it would be very easy for an older, inactive couple to fall into the trap of 'loving' a dachshund to obesity. Thankfully, through diet, exercise, and thyroid medication, our chunky girl lost 3 lbs. Unfortunately, the boy found them ...
 
2012-09-09 01:22:02 PM  
Good grief. My pit-shepherd mix weighs 55 lbs. He's right where the vet says he should be. We measure his food and restrict treats to one per day. How does a 77 lb dachshund even happen? Were they injecting lard in his veins?
 
2012-09-09 01:25:35 PM  

styckx: Video is sad but not heartbreaking.. Dog seems generally in good spirits and happy.


This.

Look at that tail go! He's got good spirit, and it sounds like the owner knows her stuff. With that combo, I'm sure he'll do just fine.
 
2012-09-09 01:28:04 PM  
I thought my 20 pound tomcat was a monster. He's not too fun to receive on my belly at 3AM.
 
2012-09-09 01:35:17 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


Must...not...add...tuba music...
 
2012-09-09 01:36:07 PM  

dholway: [img.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Land Hippo!
 
2012-09-09 01:40:24 PM  
We have a lab-shepherd mix who's 90 pounds (and considered to be at a healthy weight by the vet... just a big boy). Can't imagine a little guy like that being so incredibly large. I have to wonder how he could've got so large. It seems like he's largely immobile which means that they brought food to him in large quantities even though there was clearly a weight issue.

Pretty sad, but it seems like he's in a good home. Hope it works out.
 
2012-09-09 01:42:03 PM  
Oh god, that's awful. My family's medium-sized rescue dog (a pariah-style mutt of unknown lineage) is overweight at 45-50 pounds, and her frame's a good bit larger than that a standard dachshund. Her food intake is limited, but she's also arthritic. This limits her willingness to exercise as much as she used to. Weight loss for her is a bit of a losing battle, but she's mobile and not morbidly obese.

Now I feel bad for teasing her earlier about her winter insulation... 

/Not that she cared.
 
2012-09-09 01:44:35 PM  
My favorite picture by a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide margin:

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-09-09 01:53:37 PM  
When I sit around the (WOO!) house, I really (WOO!) sit around the (WOO!) house.
 
2012-09-09 01:54:14 PM  

cmcl: My favorite picture by a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide margin:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]


Poor fella's rubbed his nipples clean off! That had to hurt.
 
2012-09-09 01:54:32 PM  
This story is going to have a good ending, and that makes me haz a happeh.
 
2012-09-09 01:57:13 PM  
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media.oregonlive.com
 
2012-09-09 02:01:27 PM  
FTA: "Vanatta is working with a Purina representative to feed Obie a low-fat, high-protein diet..."

So does this mean they are now feeding this poor dog one of the Purina Corn-Fillerfull products? That's like saying your diet has improved because you went from eating gas station burritos to Taco Bell.
 
2012-09-09 02:05:23 PM  

Friskya: That is the second biggest wiener I've ever seen.


You're welcome. I do have more pics.

\Must be the dog days of summer if you guys all let that one go.
 
2012-09-09 02:09:47 PM  

weiner dog: When I sit around the (WOO!) house, I really (WOO!) sit around the (WOO!) house.


Perfect.
 
2012-09-09 02:10:09 PM  
img.photobucket.com

/So sorry
 
2012-09-09 02:11:26 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-09-09 02:11:59 PM  

weiner dog: When I sit around the (WOO!) house, I really (WOO!) sit around the (WOO!) house.


Are those WOO!s the sound of air moving through your folds?

/better not be obscure
 
2012-09-09 02:13:00 PM  
I get it!
 
2012-09-09 02:14:12 PM  

cmcl: My favorite picture by a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide margin:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]


OW! Nipple burn.
 
2012-09-09 02:15:05 PM  
stiletto.smugmug.com

Contributing my skinny little dachshund as eye bleach.
 
2012-09-09 02:18:31 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: weiner dog: When I sit around the (WOO!) house, I really (WOO!) sit around the (WOO!) house.

Are those WOO!s the sound of air moving through your folds?

/better not be obscure


Damn you...now I want to listen to "The Rhythm is Going to Get You".

/Chair dancing is unacceptable where I work
//"Hooray! It's just like Mardi Gras!"
 
2012-09-09 02:25:39 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


perezsolomon.com

He's dragging himself around like Mr Herbert's dog...
 
2012-09-09 02:27:08 PM  
img38.imageshack.us

The Boyz frown on these shenanigans, want a cookie instead.
 
2012-09-09 02:27:32 PM  
Paging sweetmelissa31 and Jackson Herring, sweetmelissa31 and Jackson Herring, you're needed in thread #7316901.
 
2012-09-09 02:33:57 PM  
I guess we've lowered the 'Hero' bar to include 'people who feed a dog less.'
 
2012-09-09 02:34:03 PM  

Iggie: FTA: "Vanatta is working with a Purina representative to feed Obie a low-fat, high-protein diet..."

So does this mean they are now feeding this poor dog one of the Purina Corn-Fillerfull products? That's like saying your diet has improved because you went from eating gas station burritos to Taco Bell.


Corn actually provides important carbohydrates for dogs when prepared appropriately. Raw, it wouldn't do the dog much good, but cooked and mashed it imparts beneficial vitamins and carbs. Blue Buffalo started the "corn is bad/a filler" myth to try to trash Purina and Science diet, both of whom allow tours of their manufacturing facility, while Blue Buffalo refuses this scrutiny

/doesn't work for Purina
//just a humble vet tech
 
2012-09-09 02:42:57 PM  

Wise_Guy: I guess we've lowered the 'Hero' bar to include 'people who feed a dog less.'


flipthatbird.com
 
2012-09-09 02:45:28 PM  
Judging by the size of that wiener dog, I guess you could say he's a...(puts on glasses)...Muttwurst.
 
2012-09-09 02:47:51 PM  
My dog is too fat, too. :/
 
2012-09-09 02:50:25 PM  
Hey, I don't like small dogs, so I had to fatten my pug to where its now a solid 35 pounder.

The funny thing is that the first people to point out that my dog is fat is usually somebody carrying more than a few extra pounds.
 
2012-09-09 02:51:32 PM  

Hack Patooey: About 6 months ago we adopted Piper, an 8 year old Scottie. She was 28 1/2#, should be 19. We have her down to 20 right now, she looks GREAT, and is always active, running around with our other two dogs.

Here she is enjoying a paddle in one of my cement mixing pans. She is *NUTS* for water.


What a cutie. She must have been quite the little fatty with 8 more pounds on her! Got any "before" pictures? I love a good success story.
 
2012-09-09 03:08:12 PM  
When our pitbull, Amy, was turned over to animal control, she weighed nearly 100 lbs. Her hips were misaligned, and she was in serious pain because she'd only been kept in a crate and bred constantly. They're not sure if she'd ever eaten anything but people food. After her foster mom got her some chiropractic work and gentle, gradually increasing exercise, she got her down to about 75 lbs. We kept up the work, and she's now a fit 65 lbs. She's not an active dog; she is more of a cuddler, but she can run around the yard if she feels the urge, and she can have a nice walk without being in excruciating pain. She's an old lady, but I think she's in better shape now than she's been her whole life. She seems to be aging in reverse, and our neighbors are always asking us when we got the new dog, because they don't recognize her. After being with us for four years, she hit a huge milestone the other day when she finally figured out what her toy kong was for. She'd never really played before, and had no clue as to what to do with toys, so this was a big deal to us.

With the right care, amazing things can happen for a dog. If Amy can do it, young Obie totally can, too. It sounds like he has the right human for the job. I can't wait to read updates on his progress!
 
2012-09-09 03:08:37 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

WEENIE DOG THREAD!

Here's mine... his name is Oscar. He's 11 years old (not sure how he reached that age with his behaviors) and is between a standard and miniature dachshund. He's got dapple and pinebald spots as well.

i49.tinypic.com

He's just bareeeeeeely tolerating this bath.
 
2012-09-09 03:20:41 PM  
I had a daschund named Oscar Mayer Williams. He was mean, cantankerous and he bit you if he didn't know you. I loved that damn dog. He was sweet once he realized that you were a guest in the home, but pizza men and postman and the like, they hated him. One time he bit a 93 year old friend of mine because she walked in the house without knocking. Usually when someone knocked on the door, I had to put him away until he got used to you. My friend just walked in so I didn't have time to get him and he bit her. She was fine, but I put a baby gate at the front door to prevent him from getting out or other people from just walking in
 
2012-09-09 03:42:35 PM  
Cousins of my Mother's had a weiner dog the size and shape of a watermelon but these poor beasts are worse. At least their dog had feet that touched the ground. It could walk for short distances.

That poor Corgi looks like the punch line from a movie about Irish terrorists who attack HM the Queen where she is most vulnerable, by over-feeding her pets a diet of pure butter, patatas, and whole milk. That's just animal abuse and cruelty, plain and simple.

Potato - English (Earth Apples)
Patate - French (Pommes de terre)
Patata - Irish (vernacular)
Batata - Spanish
Patata - Peruvian
Spud - Idjit
 
2012-09-09 03:51:44 PM  
You need a degree to put a dog on a diet?

Here's a hint: it's not that hard to help a dog lose weight. It's way easier than helping a human lose weight. You know why?

DOGS CAN'T PURCHASE FOOD.

You feed it less. That's all there is to it. Not rocket science.
 
2012-09-09 04:13:16 PM  

Portia: Good grief. My pit-shepherd mix weighs 55 lbs. He's right where the vet says he should be. We measure his food and restrict treats to one per day. How does a 77 lb dachshund even happen? Were they injecting lard in his veins?


My grandparents thought it was wasteful to buy special food just for dogs. So they fed their weiner dog raw hamburger and table scraps. Poor Heidi was badly overweight and in very poor health. They figured if she was alive enough to wag her tail, that meant she was fine.
 
2012-09-09 04:16:22 PM  
During my first year of practice, I saw a dog like this. I actually double checked the state on this one to make sure it couldn't be the same one.

The owner was obviously failing mentally. The first thing he asked me was if I thought his 50 pound dachshund was "getting too thin". He then went on to complain that the poor thing just wouldn't eat as much as he thought he should and he had to resort to putting lard and butter in his food to keep up his appetite. He also talked to me about the last dog that he had had since his wife died. That dog was taken by his daughter and was now "so thin. You could barely recognize him". The dog in the picture he showed me looked happy to have escaped.
 
2012-09-09 04:17:42 PM  
Farking huge? Yes.

77 lbs? Bullshiat.
 
2012-09-09 04:33:09 PM  
 
2012-09-09 04:33:40 PM  
Carrying around 40 extra pounds is bad on a HUMAN! Much less a dachound! If you took that weight and equated it to human, he'd be one of those people who are so fat they're confined to bed and have to have emergency personnel break down walls and use industrial machines to lift them. Sad.
 
2012-09-09 04:56:10 PM  
Amazing that not-so-little guy's hasn't blown out. On the othe hand he's not jumping onto furniture ...

/wiener in profile
 
2012-09-09 04:58:31 PM  

Friskya: That is the second biggest wiener I've ever seen.


That's what she said!

/sorry. Tried to resist, but could not.
 
2012-09-09 05:00:29 PM  
Winston isn't fat *yet*.
 
2012-09-09 05:02:46 PM  

Zotfripper: Winston isn't fat *yet*.



img210.imageshack.us
Posting the picture helps....
 
2012-09-09 05:20:50 PM  

xant: DOGS CAN'T PURCHASE FOOD.


i.imgur.com

"Hi!" 
 
2012-09-09 05:24:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy hell. Who the fark lets an animal get in that state to begin with?

Heart breaking video here


That's sad, but I admit I did laugh when Obie got high centered on the door sill when he went out.
 
2012-09-09 05:29:57 PM  

grimlock1972: That not so much a wiener dog as it is a bratwurst dog.


They plump when you cook em
 
2012-09-09 05:33:06 PM  
Everytime I take one of my animals to the vet I see more & more overweight diabetic animals. I can't help but wonder if there is a correlation with the food of both man & beast. All the pet food is made out of rendered waste people food. I think whatever they are putting into livestock & poultry to fatten them up quick is getting passed down to us.
I feel sad for Obie. Wonder if he'll look like a mini shar-pei when he loses weight.
 
2012-09-09 05:35:17 PM  

Coelacanth: I inherited her pet leopard Ayesha


Pics or it didn't happen
 
2012-09-09 06:02:45 PM  

Hetfield: xant: DOGS CAN'T PURCHASE FOOD.

"Hi!"


Yer not gonna hit 77lbs on on broccoli and fruit there, Sparky.

images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-09-09 07:12:44 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: weiner dog: When I sit around the (WOO!) house, I really (WOO!) sit around the (WOO!) house.

Are those WOO!s the sound of air moving through your folds?

/better not be obscure


Sadly, he's been dead for hours.
 
2012-09-09 07:15:54 PM  
Damn that's one big weiner!



dog
 
2012-09-09 07:46:09 PM  
I've been bitten by 4 dogs in my, life two of them were by daschunds both times unprovoked. The other times was when I stepped on a sleeping dalmation's tail when I was five. The other was trying to take something away from my lhasa apso. Hate your little hotdogs.
 
2012-09-09 07:56:12 PM  

Whose leg...: Iggie: FTA: "Vanatta is working with a Purina representative to feed Obie a low-fat, high-protein diet..."

So does this mean they are now feeding this poor dog one of the Purina Corn-Fillerfull products? That's like saying your diet has improved because you went from eating gas station burritos to Taco Bell.

Corn actually provides important carbohydrates for dogs when prepared appropriately. Raw, it wouldn't do the dog much good, but cooked and mashed it imparts beneficial vitamins and carbs. Blue Buffalo started the "corn is bad/a filler" myth to try to trash Purina and Science diet, both of whom allow tours of their manufacturing facility, while Blue Buffalo refuses this scrutiny

/doesn't work for Purina
//just a humble vet tech


Corn has been under the microscope as a pet food ingredient since at least the 1980s. My mother was a vet assistant for multiple vets in different regions, and back then there was a push towards alternative proteins and carbs in foods due to rising allergy rates. I don't know when IAMS started its alternative ingredient lines, but I know that its Lamb and Rice was on the shelves in '87, and I think I remember Venison and Brown Rice as well. Blue Buffalo has only been in business for nine years or so, so they aren't the source of this, just the most recent company "on the bandwagon".

Now, as to corn's nutritional value, read This Link. I really don't see the benefit, other than cost, to using corn as a source of vitamins and carbs when there are much better sources out there.
 
2012-09-09 08:07:20 PM  
good lord and i thought the doxie in my neighborhood was fat. There's a cocker spaniel at the dog park i go too who looks like an overstuffed ottoman, poor thing just kind of waddles in, flops down, and eventually waddles out.
 
2012-09-09 11:59:25 PM  

Byn: Hero tag, indeed. Read this blog yesterday about a woman who works in an animal shelter, and this little pup she took in...

*warning* some people may find the photos a bit graphic.


That is why I tend to like animals more than people. Different species, opposite coast, but this poor cat was recently rescued after escaping from a sealed box and walking across fresh tar.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/08/24/nb-monct o n-rosie-cat-escape-1103.html
 
2012-09-10 12:43:28 AM  

Luthien's Tempest: Holy crap that dog is huge! I thought I was a bad pet owner because my jack russel is 19 pounds (about 4 or 5 pounds overweight, and he's starting to lose some of that weight). How on earth do you not notice something is wrong 30 or 40 pounds ago???


Try strolling in a suburban mall sometime. It's like the wet dream of the guy who made soap at Auschwitz.
 
2012-09-10 07:21:31 AM  
FTA: When Portland resident Nora Vanatta agreed to foster an obese dog, she got more - about 40 pounds more, to be exact - than she bargained for.

A dog lover with a Dachshund and black Lab of her own...


I've got a black lab/dachshund mix. Stubby, funny little thing she is.
 
2012-09-10 08:17:10 AM  

WeenerGord: Coelacanth: I inherited her pet leopard Ayesha

Pics or it didn't happen


I could say the same thing about you losing your virginity.
 
2012-09-10 10:07:54 AM  

jaytkay: Hetfield: xant: DOGS CAN'T PURCHASE FOOD.

"Hi!"

Yer not gonna hit 77lbs on on broccoli and fruit there, Sparky.

[images.cheezburger.com image 500x412]


Good Boy!

/patpatpatpat
 
2012-09-10 12:03:26 PM  
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2012-09-10 01:56:11 PM  

Coelacanth: WeenerGord: Coelacanth: I inherited her pet leopard Ayesha

Pics or it didn't happen

I could say the same thing about you losing your virginity.



Are you coming on to me?
 
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