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Old 03-14-2011, 06:56 PM
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Sometimes I think my heart is too big. We rescued a super friendly little chi from being taken to the pound, where they would have just put her down due to her weight. She's 7-8 years old, friendly as can be and a total sweetheart, but as I said, she has a major weight issue. This little girl, according to our vet, SHOULD be 6lbs, instead she is 17lbs. We have had my oldest daughter trying to walk her, and the vet put her on some diet type dog food, but she refuses to eat it so far. She's apparently been fed nothing but people food for a very, very long time. She's taken a particular loving to my husband, and he adores her right back. This morning, we brought her down for her morning meal, and she wouldnt touch it, but instead stood outside my bedroom door barking once every few minutes until we let her back in with hubby. She's got some skin allergies as well the vet is helping to work with me to fix, she got her shots, she came spayed, and she is just a sweetie! She is pad trained as well, so dont have to take her out to potty, which was my major issue with Jake due to my pain. Luckily, my daughter is helping more with this one, and so is hubby, as they never helped, or were able, with Jake (he wouldnt go out with anyone except me, period...he wouldnt even go near hubby even though he never laid a hand on him, he was scared to death of him, and he refused to go off of the porch if the kids took him out). I'm not certain we will keep her, or if we are just going to foster her, but she's here for now till her weight is no longer an issue. She's huge, and her face has fat wrinkles in it, she cant even lift her tail up like it should be because of her weight. It's sad, but not her fault, it's her previous owners fault, and I feel so bad for the poor girl. She's got such a wonderful personality, and as sweet as she is, I couldnt let them take her to the pound, which is what they were going to do. Without further ado...meet Blanche...

(If anyone has any weight loss tips or tricks, please, let me know!!)





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Kudos to you for taking in Blanche and trying to help her lose some weight.. It is just so difficult to understand that folks will first let her "balloon up" to such an unhealthy size, and then decide to take her to the pound where she would lose her life due to their ignorance. Please keep us update on her progress. Deb
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I agree completely Deb, it's why i couldnt let them take her to the pound. It is not HER fault she was given such unhealthy food, or allowed to eat so much she gained soooo much weight. The vet wants to see her back in a month to see how her progress is going.
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awww she is so pretty!! So good of u to take her in and help! wish i was closer to u as i`d have her as my 3rd addition!
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Thank you for opening your home and heart to Blanche. I fostered a chubby gal, too, Missy--rescued form the Humane Society because she looked old, fat, and as a result unadoptable. She was age 6 but looked like 10 and she was at least 6 pounds overweight. Fortunately, Missy was able to walk, and she loved walking, so the weight came off rapidly with exercise and diet. The svelte Missy was adopted by a widow who needed a 24/7 companion, and Missy now has a great home and life. Keep up the good work with Blanche!
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She has a lovely face,i'm sure she will get slim soon,poor baby
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She looks lovely and it is good that she has found such a caring family as yours to help her.

I guess regards feeding I'd follow my vets advice and let her have as much exercise as she can cope with, loose the weight so that she doen't feel hungry all of the time.

I had Jake on a diet as he was over weight though only by about a 1lb but it was still too much for him. we followed the vets advice and also weighed his food so that we knew what he was eating. he lost the weight and now we are maintaining it.

Hope all goes well and warm (((HUGS))) sent your way

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