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Is she too fat?

Posted By: PaddyD

Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 05:56 PM

Abby is up to 80 pounds. Seems heavy because her mother was 65.
But she doesn't look fat to me.


Posted By: anniej

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 07:27 PM

The rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel the ribs easily - she looks very healthy to me.
Posted By: BasiaBear

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 08:41 PM

Honestly, I think she looks a bit fat. A good side view of her while standing would help (sitting probably makes it look worse than it is). Fist picture looks okay, but then the second one looks like she doesn't have much of a waste, it's there- but just a hint.
Posted By: Selzer

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 09:19 PM

Babs is at 79 today.

Just under two she was a 58 pound stick of dynamite and you could easily see her ribs.

For a while she looked thin at 62 pounds.

Then for a few years she looked awesome at 68 pounds.

Recently though, she has put on a few. The vet says she looks awesome. I think she is a little heavy.

I do not feed her as much as any of the others. I think Babs could lose about 5-7 pounds.

Yours looks pretty good, but a standing side view would be helpful. I guess you have to give her a feel, and then consider her age and energy level and see if she is having trouble with anything that she used to do, like jumping into the car. If she is, definitely cut back a bit and encourage a little more action.

If not, if her energy level is good, and she is acting as she ever did, then maybe she is just a good sized bitch.

Posted By: Kayos

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 09:25 PM

She does not look bad but I think she is a tick pudgy.
Posted By: Wolfie

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 10:06 PM

She doesn't look too bad. Probably could lose a few pounds.

Yukon is 102Ibs (yeah, oversize is right) and right now there are times he looks fat, but that's because he hasn't blown his winter coat yet. He always gets a think coat in his waist area.
Posted By: DancingCavy

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/02/14 11:00 PM

Not overly so. But I like to keep a dog really lean. She could stand to lose a bit but it wouldn't hurt if she didn't.
Posted By: GSDGunner

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 12:01 AM

Hi Paddy!! greet Nice to see you again. grin
Posted By: PaddyD

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: GSDGunner
Hi Paddy!! greet Nice to see you again. grin

Great to see you too! Liked Gunner's pics.

Abby's winter coat makes her look bigger but maybe she could lose
a couple of pounds too.
Thanks to all input.
thanks
cheers
Posted By: bianca

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 07:21 AM

I think she is lovely but maybe could loose a tiny little bit. Does she have a nice tummy tuck? Molly is little 29kgs/63#. She has a waist but not as much as I think she should but she has a great tummy tuck and her ribs are easily felt.
Posted By: PaddyD

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: bianca
I think she is lovely but maybe could loose a tiny little bit. Does she have a nice tummy tuck? Molly is little 29kgs/63#. She has a waist but not as much as I think she should but she has a great tummy tuck and her ribs are easily felt.

Thank you. She has a deep tight tummy tuck from lots of exercise.
Posted By: FurKids

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 01:25 PM

She's got a waistline so that's good. A couple three pounds off maybe? I don't think I'd be overly concerned right now but I wouldn't let her gain any more.
Posted By: PaddyD

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: BasiaBear
Honestly, I think she looks a bit fat. A good side view of her while standing would help (sitting probably makes it look worse than it is).

OK, here's a side view.
Posted By: Selzer

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 07:00 PM

She looks good. I wouldn't change anything.
Posted By: BasiaBear

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/03/14 08:53 PM

Yea, she looks fine. Perhaps ~3 lbs or so could be lost and I wouldn't let any more add up. But really, she looks fine right now.
Posted By: MSD

Re: Is she too fat? - 04/04/14 01:50 PM

PaddyD— hi, I think Abby looks perfect and has such a beautiful coat too!! (: Maybe try not to focus on the number of being 80 lbs. Besides, summer is coming which probably means lots more outdoor fun for her with you. (: I wouldn’t change a thing!
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