Have you ever noticed that no dog is ever thin enough to satisfy the vet? They always seem to think even the skinniest dog could lose a few pounds. Have you ever heard a vet tell anyone the dog could stand to gain a bit of weight? Do they want dogs to starve?
Georgene Duke of Omaha has a trick to stop her Scottish Terrier, Sadie, from digging in her garden. She told the local newspaper, the World Herald, that the way to outsmart a digger – as terriers tend to be – is never let them see you dig. Sadie remains indoors when Duke is planting and transplanting in the garden.
Dogs have been left behind — hot, tired and dehydrated. They’ve been stabbed by spiny fish, irritated by Portuguese man-of-war, injured by fishhooks and hit by cars — all the high price of an unsupervised day at the beach.
London’s Daily Mail reports on Hector, a 50 lb Scottish Terrier, put on a diet and Yarvitan treatment regime. His owner describes the dog’s eating habits before she decided to try out the new drug designed to help canines shed excess weight.
I’m single aInd don’t have children, so I spoiled him and treated him like a substitute child.
He loves dried pigs’ ears I get from the butchers, which I’d give him three times a week, and he ate dog biscuits every morning and evening with his meals.
If I ate a biscuit, he would expect one. If I had a square of chocolate, I’d treat him to one. When I had friends over for dinner, I gave him the scraps.
I’d tried putting him on diets before and he’d lost a kilo here and there, but I’d never been able to get him down to the recommended weight.
The article also features a great photo of Hefty Hector tipping the scales.
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