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Do you think Daisy is underweight? I've always thought she was of perfect weight but several people commented today that she is "skin and bones."





 

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I don't think she looks underweight at all. A good rule of thumb is that if you can still feel their ribs and backbone when you run your hands over their body, but you can't actually SEE any of their skeletal structure, they're OK.
 

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I think she looks fine. :)
 

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I think she looks fine, I cant wait till my fatty Honey looks like that!
 

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I think she looks fine too. Someone told me the other day I was STARVING Zoey since she no longer has a pudgy belly and is getting more muscular. A lot of people think 'fat' is the 'norm' as far as what dogs are supposed to look like.
 

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i think she looks fine also :) as cprcheetah said so many people think overweight is normal because a lot of dogs these days are overweight
 

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She looks perfect to me!!
 

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She looks awesome to me! You can take my girls for awhile. That will give the ole' fussy ones something to chatter about. :lol:
 

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She looks perfect! I get the skinny comments on my dogs regularly too and they are all in perfect shape. Most people don't know what they're talking about and seriously think that "fat" is normal. Daisy looks absolutely perfect.
 

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Okay good. That's what I thought. People just kept saying it. She's a very petite dog. You can feel her ribs/spine but not see them. Though to be fair, I'm not sure if you could ever see them with all of her fuzz.

I regularly get the comments about Lily so I'm used to that.
 

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No, I think she looks good. If they want to see real "skin and bones" they should have met Wizard when we got him. That poor boy was super skinny and you could count the vertebrae down his spine just by looking at him. One day I will post before and after photos. It's sad how he looked. :(

Your little one is absolutely adorable! :)
 

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I had the chairman of the BCC write in a critique in the national dog paper that lolly was underweight *so embarrassing* but I didn't think she was underweight, she is one of the smallest chi's in the ring, were trying to get weight on her now its just so hard with a baby who will only eat half her dinner :(
Someone has suggested adding a little cooked tripe to her dinner but I don't think I could handle having to cook it! raw was bad enough.
 

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I think she looks perfect. I agree that fat dogs people think are "norm". I didn't think my lot was over weight but they all lost a good amount of weight after switching to raw. It took a long time to get used to it...hubby too. He kept saying they were skin & bones. But they are HEALTHY. Just don't have that padding of fat anymore--but they are NOT "too skinny". :)

Just tell people she is at her ideal weight & what a dog is supposed to look like. ;)
 
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