Posted : 7/2/2006 1:34:06 PM
That is NOT a skinny dog. Thunder dropped a couple pounds this past winter and HE was a skinny dog. I don't see hip points on this dane.....they were clearly evident on Thunder.
Agreed. When you can count vertebrae, they're too skinny. No disputing that. Seeing ribs isn't a problem. Protruding hips and vertebrae, on a non-sighthound, is when it becomes an issue...
Emma *is* likely to become ill, and when she does, she drops weight so fast it's scary. She's *hard* to build back up, but it's doable, with some help from the vet (she needs extra liver support to gain weight, usually in the form of something prescription). Her vets agree that she should stay thin, to be healthy, and that fattening her up would be a bad decision, and detrimental to her quality of life.