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As I head in to read with Tasha curled near me, I am grateful to have her with me tonight.  I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I will hold her close right now.

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She finally settled (and isn’t leaking now) after eating most of a chicken thigh.

She finally settled (and isn’t leaking now) after eating most of a chicken thigh.

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scarlettjane22:

Stilwell Thunder - Morgan Stallion
Found on cheriprill.smugmug.com
via Bethany Marks 

scarlettjane22:

Stilwell Thunder - Morgan Stallion

Found on cheriprill.smugmug.com

via Bethany Marks 

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Also at the vet

archwayofaerodynamics:

mgkesi:

There was a 15-week-old male blue kitten up for adoption.  I thought about you Slaine and Kayelef.

so when are you sending this kitten to us?

He was so cute… greenish eyes and slightly fluffy blue fur.  He was curled up in his kitty pen and just watching all the craziness in the waiting area, really chill, like “Yeah, I’ve seen it all.”

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alex-bexley:

mgkesi:

At the vet today, I saw 2 super morbid obese dogs (one per vet visit). One was a female chocolate lab and one was a Brittany. It was horrifying. It’s hard to describe how obese they were, the dogs will be lucky if they live past 7 years old. I couldn’t stop looking at the lab, she had saggy flesh…

Ugh, just the thought of the severely obese pets I’ve seen makes me sick. You’re right, by 6, 7, 8 years of age they’re so heavy that their legs/feet/hocks start buckling under the weight. They can barely stand up from a sitting position, the arthritis kicks in early and they’re more likely to injure themselves doing regular movements, they’re more susceptible to the heat, they have problems breathing, heart problems, YOU NAME IT THEY GOT IT. 

And you’re right again - the people are usually so delusional about it that, though we do all we can to educate clients, some you really just cannot get through. We had one couple in particular who took their king cavaliers EVERY SATURDAY for mcd’s cheeseburgers. A breed already predispositioned for cardiac issues, and here they are adding on to the problem with weight issues. These dogs had NO NECKS they were so fat, and still the owners refused to accept it/couldn’t see it. 

Its sad, too, because people who own pets who are actually at an acceptable weight begin to feel like their pet is “too thin”. I’ve had several people tell me Nora is too skinny and though I want to punch their face in, I just politely smile and shrug off the remark.

/end rant

I was so disturbed just seeing it briefly, I can just imagine how it must feel to see it regularly since you work at a clinic.  It’s just as bad as seeing a starving dog, maybe even worse because a starved dog can be brought back to health faster and easier than these walking tubs!  I am not sure what the Brittany was in for, but the lab had an ear infection.  I have little doubt it’s related to the dog’s diet.  They were huffing and panting the entire time and it just made me mentally cringe.  It is hard to imagine either of them being able to run any.

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Also at the vet

There was a 15-week-old male blue kitten up for adoption.  I thought about you Slaine and Kayelef.

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Obese dogs

At the vet today, I saw 2 super morbid obese dogs (one per vet visit).  One was a female chocolate lab and one was a Brittany.  It was horrifying.  It’s hard to describe how obese they were, the dogs will be lucky if they live past 7 years old.  I couldn’t stop looking at the lab, she had saggy flesh that hung down almost to the floor.  She had basically no neck.  The guy was talking to another lab owner and laughed about how the dog needed to lose about 40 pounds.  The other guy said he had a lab at home who was 80 pounds of “pure muscle.”  Riiiight.   And here I thought Raven needed to lean up a tad.  Next to those dogs, if they were considered a normal weight, she’d  be emaciated.  

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Oh my God she looked so much stronger a year ago.  Now I’m just crying.  My baby..

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Had to take Tash back in

She was having nonstop urinary incontinence.  Her leg was wet and every time she laid down she was leaving wet spots.  They took a sample and sent in, so should hear back tomorrow.