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Let’s Moo! You need to do something about your fat-assed pet

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.

KCAL9’s Sibila Vargas reported that animal obesity is an epidemic across the country with more than 50 percent of pets now overweight.

Natasha, who owns an adorable dog named Colonel, said she knows her furry friend has overindulged in food.

“Every time he goes up the stairs, he expects a treat. You spoil them and then you don’t realize what you’re doing,” she said.

For the past few months, Natasha has been working with Dr. Jeff Werber, a Los Angeles veterinarian, to help her dog lose those stubborn extra pounds.

Werber said cutting calories is the key.

“If you looked at the calorie content of those treats, it would comprise probably one of their two meals. So by doing this on a daily basis, giving them 30, 40 percent more calories than they need, you can imagine what’s gonna happen after a few years,” he said.

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» 15 Comments

  1. scribble

    February 28th, 2013

    Reminds me of Mooch when she wore that oil splattered shirt to the Gulf oil spill.

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  2. Ohadi84

    February 28th, 2013

    Our dog Muggs, a Boston Terrier loves to eat. We feed him three times a day, morning he gets about a 1/3rd cup of kibble, noon he gets 1/3rd cup of mixed veggies(corn, peas and carrots) and the evening meal he gets a hardboiled egg and a teaspoon of Alpo. For snacks, dried Banana chips. His weight has stayed constant for three years now.

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 28th, 2013

    Animals don’t overindulge; they are overindulged by their owners. That picture is so sad.

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  4. Johnny Freedom

    February 28th, 2013

    I own a fat dog (not morbid like the above, but chunky). I’d much rather see a fat dog than a starving dog.

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  5. chiefillinicake

    February 28th, 2013

    I say if you only get a dozen years on this mortal coil in the first place, party on!

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  6. chiefillinicake

    February 28th, 2013

    I too have a Boston terrier, and a Frenchie to boot.

    They are spoiled shamelessly, and they would have it no other way.

    If I could be reincarnated, I’d come back as a dog owned by me. Plus, you wouldn’t give a fuck who the President was if you were a dog. What a relief that would be!

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  7. eternal cracker p

    February 28th, 2013

    My dogs used to get nothing other than their allotment of dog food. Now they are both over 10 years old, I’m feeding them all kids of table scraps. They deserve it. Weight has never been a concern, a laser pointer takes care of that.

    Might as well represent with the rest of the Boston Terrier owners.. I got a 20 pound BT and a 70 pound Pit Bull. That equals 70 pounds of pure love and 20 pounds of pure evil.

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 28th, 2013

    “20 pounds of pure evil.” lol! awww

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  9. Chief

    February 28th, 2013

    Okay, not to hijack this into an AKC blogpage, but to you Boston owners…

    They’re FRICKIN’ CRAZY, right? Or is it just mine?

    Every time I blaze up the home theater mine starts to shake like he’s shitting a bone sideways, and the nest thing you know he’s emptied all of our bedroom contents into the hallway.

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  10. hanoverfist

    February 28th, 2013

    …..and the evening meal he gets a hardboiled egg and a teaspoon of Alpo.

    Sure Ohadi84,
    Blame it on the dog.;-)

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 28th, 2013

    Anyone else brush their dogs’ teeth? It’s kinda fun, mostly. lol.

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  12. Blink

    February 28th, 2013

    The dog reminds of this Fat Animal cartoon my son showed me last evening.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCmiwr1Bvns .

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  13. RonK

    February 28th, 2013

    If it just me or does this look like someone is fattening up next years White House Thanksgiving dinner?

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  14. chief

    February 28th, 2013

    You know your Dalmation is fat when:

    -He can’t fit on on the fire engine.

    - His tail becomes an “innie”.

    -His circular spots become lines.

    -He can’t see or lick his fire hose anymore.

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  15. Tim

    February 28th, 2013

    This thread’s gone to the dogs …

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