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Old 06-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #41 
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Agreed on the overweight issue. I live in a house with a woman who feeds her dogs a can of dog food a day, treats, free feeds kibble all day (and if they run out, she refills it), gives leftovers and table scraps, and sometimes even cooks chicken and white rice for them and will even pick the chicken off the bone for them. While my dog was here, I fed her around 1 1/2-2 cups a day. A couple of times I offered her two feedings, but she actually turned her nose up. She's a good weight. The woman's lab and chihuahua are HUGE. The lab limps around badly because of his hip joint problems, and the chi has a huge pot belly over the bulge of her enlarged liver. It makes me sad to see those dogs. I also see overweight dogs every day at my job. Luckily, though, I also see many very healthy ones. My store greatly advises grain free or at the very least corn free and encourages good exercise routines. Like I said, if you can feel the faint outline of the dog's ribcage, but can't visibly see the ribs, she's fine.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #42 
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Yea my dogs run on the treadmill too. My little terrier runs 3 miles an hour. Pretty fast for a dog with little legs. It is sad to see people who think overfeeding is good but it is abuse.
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