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    DefaultIs He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    Here are some pictures of Buddy taken today. He has lost 12.4 lbs since March. Do you think he's too thin? The vet didn't seem to think so. I think these pictures make him look thinner than he does in person.





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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    He does look kinda thin to me, but I'm no expert... I *think* I see ribs?

    Do you have a shot of him from above?

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    how old is he?

    He does look a little on the thin side, but I think a little thinner is better than a little overweight.... and I'm no vet... :-\
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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    It is hard to tell Monnie. My vet likes to keep them on the "thin" side. She says it is better on their joints. Has his diet changed any since March? He still looks like the sweet Buddy we know.

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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    He's pretty much the same shape as Cooper. I prefer him on the thin side, for the reasons stated earlier i.e. easier on joints.

    I think he looks good. Although, he doesn't look too keen on having a photo shoot!! Ha!!! ;D

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    I don't think he looks too thin.

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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    I agree that he looks too thin in the picture. I swear he doesn't look at thin in real life. I am increasing his food anyway. I think I'm going to put about 5 pounds back on him. I don't want him to look like a skeleton.


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    Monnie, I think he looks like a distinguished gentleman. :-* He's a handsome devil!


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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    He and Bo look the same size. Bo is around 80 pounds, but I think that he is too thin. I am trying to put weight on him, but it doesn't work. Not even with 4 cups of food a day.

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    DefaultRe: Is He Too Thin? Pics for those that asked

    Awww...there's that handsome boy. ;D

    Monnie he does look a little too thin in those photos. I like to be able to see the last rib but I can count a couple there. I think 3-5 lbs will make a world of difference. Oh, and I agree...better too thin than too fat.

    I also wanted to ask why he lost 12 lbs. Was this planned/monitored or is this a sudden weight loss? If this is a surprise, I'd be concerned and running some tests.

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