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(Inquisitr)   50% of pets in the U.S. are obese. Your dog wants some nice grilled fish and a salad   (inquisitr.com) divider line 81
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2013-03-01 08:40:12 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:43:09 AM  
This just in, pets often reflect their owners
 
2013-03-01 08:45:38 AM  
Both of my 2 dogs have recently started only eating once a day.  Same brand/type of food...anyone have any theories why?  The husky has never been much of an eater, so him skipping a meal once in a while is nothing new.  But the boxer/pit loves her dinner/breakfast so that one is a bit odd.
 
2013-03-01 08:45:50 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:47:16 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:47:30 AM  
I have two cats, ones fat and one is normal weight, so it sounds about right.
 
2013-03-01 08:47:33 AM  
My dog can't help it. He hates the taste of Bud Light.
 
2013-03-01 08:48:02 AM  
No surprise there. If Lardass McFatrolls can't peel himself away from the TV because, God forbid, he miss an episode of Lizard Lick Towing. The dog is not going to get walked and the house is going to stink of shiat.
 
2013-03-01 08:48:39 AM  
"An annual survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has revealed that 88.4 million pets are overweight or obese."

we're all shocked that the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention would get these results.

It would be nice to see statistics based on the patient visits to veterinary offices. every vet office we ever had dog visit, the weight was the very first thing recorded after we got past name & address.
 
2013-03-01 08:48:42 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:52:24 AM  
Are you trying to tell me that my animals who don't have to hunt to eat anymore, may be a few pounds overweight?   Who would have guessed?  Looks like I am going to have to get the dog smoking again, so he can lose a pound or two.
 
2013-03-01 08:52:59 AM  

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2013-03-01 08:53:06 AM  
My dog won't eat vegetables, by themselves or with her dinner. I tried to mix in some green beans with her food once to fool her, and I came back and she had picked them all out and made a nice pile next to her bowl. I guess french fries don't count as vegetables, huh?

She's only a little husky..

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2013-03-01 08:53:08 AM  
One of my cats has a fat sack. She's working on it.
 
2013-03-01 08:53:17 AM  
I'll agree with this assessment.

My goldfish has always been huge, and my turtle's starting to get sort of chunky.
 
2013-03-01 08:53:27 AM  
Only 50%? They're doing better than their masters.
 
2013-03-01 08:55:36 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:56:47 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:58:41 AM  
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2013-03-01 08:58:52 AM  
My chihuahua might be getting fat? Well, I'm switching his regular canned dog food to diet pills. I'm sure my roommates will understand.
 
2013-03-01 09:02:53 AM  
All our dogs are rescue dogs.  Last year we adopted a Scottie, she was 29 lbs!  Her owners had to give her up, because of health issues, and our guess is they were over-feeding her since they weren't home much going to/from the hospital.

After a year of running around with our other two dogs, and a reasonable diet, she is now down to 20 lbs, and is much happier.
 
2013-03-01 09:04:44 AM  
Animals have little self control when it comes to food.

www.commonsensewithmoney.com
 
2013-03-01 09:04:58 AM  
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2013-03-01 09:06:57 AM  
Coincidentally, I'm having grilled redfish and a salad tonight for dinner.
 
2013-03-01 09:07:19 AM  
Mrs. Henry tends to feed our mini Aussie anything that she is eating.
Let's just say that both have to hit the gym.

(Are there doggie gyms?)
 
2013-03-01 09:07:51 AM  
Just went to my vet on saturday. My one cat is 12 lbs, the vet wants her to be 9! (the other is 10 lbs, vet wants her to be 9 too) The cats just discovered they're on a diet last night. They're not happy.
 
2013-03-01 09:11:34 AM  
can't say i'm shocked by this... most pet food consists of the same refined corn and corn chemical products that is put in the average american diet as well...

but that's ok, there's no correlation there... so just keep on subsidizing the corn industry and keep letting Big Food make "food" from pharmaceutical grade compounds instead of foods in its natural state

/Nestle (the largest food corporation in the world) owns Purina and practices the same manufacturing of Purina products that it does for it's other "food"
 
2013-03-01 09:12:21 AM  
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2013-03-01 09:16:36 AM  
Apart from a dog who had awful hips and couldn't exercise as much as she should have or wanted to, our family's pets have never had trouble with weight. Our cat had some issues keeping her weight up recently (about the time arthritis was starting to kick in and she wasn't able to supplement what we fed her as much), so she got fattened up for about half a year, and after so many years of seeing her being very much on the slim side of healthy, seeing her just barely over the line into fat was rather hilarious. Arthritis meds and a better dialed in amount of food fixed that, and she's back to her normal weight, though she only hunts rarely these days. Hell, she barely goes outside except to pee.

The current dog has never had any issues. Came scrawny as a few month old rescue dog, settled into a healthy adult weight, and runs around the yard a lot in hilariously inept attempts to catch squirrels.
 
2013-03-01 09:17:19 AM  
No Subby, your dog wants a nice juicy steak.
 
2013-03-01 09:19:14 AM  
Walk your farking dogs! If you are unable to walk your dog then don't have any, you twit.
 
2013-03-01 09:20:31 AM  

CatherineM: My dog won't eat vegetables, by themselves or with her dinner. I tried to mix in some green beans with her food once to fool her, and I came back and she had picked them all out and made a nice pile next to her bowl. I guess french fries don't count as vegetables, huh?

She's only a little husky..

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That doesn't look like a Husky.
 
2013-03-01 09:20:54 AM  

priapic_abandon: Walk your farking dogs! If you are unable to walk your dog then don't have any, you twit.


A large, fenced yard and a dog flap works well too. As a bonus, no picking up poop.
 
2013-03-01 09:20:55 AM  

oldfarthenry: Mrs. Henry tends to feed our mini Aussie anything that she is eating.
Let's just say that both have to hit the gym.

(Are there doggie gyms?)


There are doggie treadmills at least.  There's a doggy daycare that I use to board my dog when I go out of town and the dogs get tons of exercise.  Mine is always pooped when I pick her up.  Maybe something like that would work, even just a day or two a week.
 
2013-03-01 09:22:04 AM  

cptjeff: priapic_abandon: Walk your farking dogs! If you are unable to walk your dog then don't have any, you twit.

A large, fenced yard and a dog flap works well too. As a bonus, no picking up poop.


I should add, walks are still good, but they become more of a fun dog and owner play and bonding thing than something critical for exercise and pooping.
 
2013-03-01 09:22:22 AM  
Mastiff was getting a tad pudgy
got him down to 205lbs
still has 1 inch vertical leap when excited
 
2013-03-01 09:25:00 AM  
My cat, Callisto, could have used a few of those spare pounds.

/RIP Callisto.  You're a good little dog.
 
2013-03-01 09:26:50 AM  

LL316: Both of my 2 dogs have recently started only eating once a day.  Same brand/type of food...anyone have any theories why?  The husky has never been much of an eater, so him skipping a meal once in a while is nothing new.  But the boxer/pit loves her dinner/breakfast so that one is a bit odd.


My cat has done the same thing in a way. She's turning her nose up at her favorite gooshy fuds completely, though. While kibble is cheaper and she gets that free choice, she tends to follow me around the house begging for more wet food as if she's starving. The working theory with another Caturdayian whose cat acts the same way is that my GoGo Beastie just got tired of the same kinds all the time. Now I buy a variety of canned food, different flavors and brands, and so far she's been doing better (found out she really likes the liver and chicken Friskies pate). You may try the same thing and start buying a small amount of a different flavor or brand - a couple of them - and see if they're just sick of the same thing all the time.

Also, it's quite possible they just may not be hungry. If you don't already, measure the amount of food they require according to age/activity levels/weight before you give it to them, and divide it into two feedings. You should be able to tell pretty quickly if they're sick of that particular kind of food or just not very hungry.
 
2013-03-01 09:33:42 AM  
My pets are not among those that are obese. Lord knows that they want to be, however. I also learned that cats are insane when it comes to getting at food, worse than dogs in my opinion. Yea, my basset hound is blind and has stubby legs, but she never tried to steal food like the two cats do. It just blows my mind.
 
2013-03-01 09:38:25 AM  
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eff that
 
2013-03-01 09:39:58 AM  

madpiper: Coincidentally, I'm having grilled redfish and a salad tonight for dinner.


You planned your dinner at 9am? Live for the moment man.
/just jealous, having beans...again
 
2013-03-01 09:42:06 AM  

Anastacya: My pets are not among those that are obese. Lord knows that they want to be, however. I also learned that cats are insane when it comes to getting at food, worse than dogs in my opinion. Yea, my basset hound is blind and has stubby legs, but she never tried to steal food like the two cats do. It just blows my mind.


You haven't lived until you've had a cat stalk your bowl of ice cream.

\Or lick the custard out of your donuts.
\\Or get into a pie set out to cool.
\\\At least she never tried to steal the christmas turkey. That was the older dog who had hip trouble.
 
2013-03-01 09:44:06 AM  
so whats wrong with that...
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2013-03-01 09:44:30 AM  
I get stopped by people fairly regularly that tell me my dog is underweight.

He's a farking greyhound.  He is supposed to look like that.  He's 80 pounds and eats like a horse.

/Also had someone yell at me for using a choke collar.  It's a martingale collar for sight hounds.
//Wouldn't believe me even after I explained the difference.
 
2013-03-01 09:44:35 AM  
My oldest dog has been fit his entire life, now that he's turned 13 he's packed on a few extra pounds. I don't give him table scraps, and he eats the same amount he always has. I suppose it's just from him not really being able to run around with the younger dogs anymore. He still does his walks like a champ, though. Just can't... run.
 
2013-03-01 09:47:01 AM  
So I buy my dogs this, "Pedigree  Healthy Weight Formula" about a month back....FARK yeah, they don't eat it....
 
2013-03-01 09:50:21 AM  

ArgusRun: /Also had someone yell at me


Why do people do this? My oldest I just mentioned has a lot of allergies, including dust, grains, pollen and grass. (did the blood test to find out). I get old biddies yelling at me when I tell him to stop eating the grass in the front yard, because when he does that he swells up and starts chewing himself literally bloody.

Old biddie: Dogs NEED to eat grass sometimes! It helps...
Me interrupting: Not if they're allergic to grass o_O

Stop yelling at strangers and telling them what they need to be doing. WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-03-01 09:51:03 AM  
cptjeff:You haven't lived until you've had a cat stalk your bowl of ice cream.
\Or lick the custard out of your donuts.
\\Or get into a pie set out to cool.
\\\At least she never tried to steal the christmas turkey. That was the older dog who had hip trouble.


If I put a full bowl of dry food down and put the closed bag down a few feet away she will ignore the bowl and have at it with the bag. She also likes to walk around with a marshmallow bag on her head.

/wait,,that last one might be me
//no, think it was her
 
2013-03-01 09:51:26 AM  
This is entirely farking avoidable.
 
2013-03-01 09:51:46 AM  

cptjeff: Anastacya: My pets are not among those that are obese. Lord knows that they want to be, however. I also learned that cats are insane when it comes to getting at food, worse than dogs in my opinion. Yea, my basset hound is blind and has stubby legs, but she never tried to steal food like the two cats do. It just blows my mind.

You haven't lived until you've had a cat stalk your bowl of ice cream.

\Or lick the custard out of your donuts.
\\Or get into a pie set out to cool.
\\\At least she never tried to steal the christmas turkey. That was the older dog who had hip trouble.


Did the dog hide the carcass too? (Parents dog hid one in some blankets on the coach once. That was a nice surprise for my mom).
 
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