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1/28/12 7:27 P

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I think greyhounds can definitely be overweight, but they just don't look it since they are so slender by nature. I read somewhere that greyhounds should only put on around 5 pounds when they stop racing...but I'm sure that's flexible since some of the racing hounds are definitely underweight.

Here's a related article that National Greyhound Adoption posted: http://www.ngap.org/greyhound-health-portl
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The top picture in the article is their model "Queenie" and the 2nd and 3rd sets of photos are the "overweight" greyhounds. I think the main difference is Queenie is narrow around her hips, then gets a bit wider around her rear. The other two are straight width, with no definition for a waist.

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1/24/12 5:41 P

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Our grey is "solid", but you can still see her ribs. I have seen skinny greys, but never one that was overweight. I would imagine this would put a strain on their legs .
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1/24/12 3:32 P

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OH YES I've seen overweight greyhounds. The adoption group with which I used to volunteer had to take several greys out of their foster homes because they became so obese. They looked like stuffed sausages! It was just unhealthy. :)
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1/24/12 2:41 P

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No I have seen greyhounds that look "healthier" than others but would not be considered fat.

My parents golden retriever is definitely overweight. She has gotten heavier as she has aged which is probably even worse.

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1/24/12 2:06 P

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A recent study of vets warns that dog obesity rates could reach 50% by 2013. I was thinking about all the fat Basset Hounds I've seen (no insult intended to them) but can't think of ever having seen a grey I considered "obese." Have you ever seen a heavy grey?




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