|Barked: Tue Feb 8, '11 6:58am PST |
|Oversized doesn't mean overweight, but if your vet examined her and he thinks she is overweight, she probably is. If your dog feels squishy, she is probably fat. No offence, but fat is really unhealthy.
Don't go by what a lot of strangers looking at a picture think, not unless you are just looking for someone to agree with you, so you don't feel bad about ignoring your vet's advice.
I didn’t think I was fat. I am fluffy and I have a nice waist and tuck up, but there was fat over my ribs that was hard to see/feel through all of my fur. I had to lose 13 pounds and I just had my second knee surgery. Being overweight didn’t cause my knee problems, I hope, but it sure wasn’t helping it any.
Many people think healthy lean dogs are skin and bones when they are really a healthy weight. You should be able to feel, but not see the ribs. One can find dozens of posts about remarks strangers make about a healthy dog being”skin and bones” just do a search.
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