Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by kaykay21, Dec 3, 2012.
those of you with them.. what is a normal weight for them? is an 80 pound one like way to big?
Umm...yes. yes it is.
ok thank you..not familiar with the breed so i thought i would ask before i told a friend on a different forum to put her beagle on a diet.
I feel like beagles are usually like... 25lbs. I may be losing it though. There's 2 categories... under 13" and under 15", so 80lbs is HUGE. Though, if she has a poorly bred, "giant beagle" I could probably see it being 80lbs.
i added a pic
That dog is huge.
Way beyond huge.
Regardless of the average weight of a certain breed.. that dogs body condition is off the charts obese. Overweight doesn't even cover it!
even if the beagle breed standard said "dogs must weight 1000 pounds" IN WHAT WORLD WHAT ANYONE THINK THAT DOG IS A HEALTHY WEIGHT?!
she has 2 other beagles also overweight just not 80 pounds
I'm honestly curious... can you find a picture of the beagle standing? ...does it/can it stand?
she said they cant stand very well. they mostly sleep and eat and her family helps them outside for the bathroom
and she thinks this is OK? This is normal? Does she seriously not see anything wrong with this?
ETA: It's honestly curiosity. I mean... mind=blown.
she thinks cause they are not starving they are ok
WAY too big. Of course it could be beagle x walker hound or something, but based on the pic the dog is way obese. Killing it with kindness. To be honest, just as I find it cruel that people starve dogs, I find it cruel when they keep them that overweight. It's not healthy and not good for the dog.
Can you find out exactly what and how much she is feeding? Sometimes with a dog that overweight, a thyroid problem is really to blame. She would probably be best having a thyroid panel run at the vet to rule that out.
For comparison, a healthy weight beagle..even this dog could lose a pound or three and be at a healthy weight.
would all 3 of her beagles have the thyroid problem or most likely over feeding?
Oh I thought about that whole thyroid issues, but if 3/3 beagles are overweight, I tend to turn to food
she feeds royal canine and they are free feeders bowl always full
the boy which is the 80 pounder is 7 and one of the other 2 is 7 and the other one is 14 she said. the 14 yr old is the mom of the 7 year olds
she thinks thats there age she doesnt really remember.
If any breed of dog would eat themselves into morbid obesity, it's a Beagle!!! They are food lovers for sure.
How sad that a person who cares enough about dogs to join a forum & has information right in front of her is so in denial about her dogs health. I'd tell her up front, STOP FREE-FEEDING YOUR DOGS! FEED A QUALITY KIBBLE! Give each down their own separate bowl, for two meals a day, and measure out the amounts based on what they should weigh which is probably half of their current weight. Less than 1 cup per meal. What she is doing to them is abuse, it's just as bad as underfeeding a dog.
This woman would bring her giant Beagle, Roy, to the Pet hotel I worked at. She acted like he was super spoiled and she cared about him... but fed him 10x the amount of food that he needed, and it was Beneful!!! D: He was very tall for a Beagle, but even wider than he was tall. Like a Beagle barrel. Everyone wanted to be polite and say nothing to her. I couldn't take it, and talked to her about it in a friendly, helpful manner. She started feeding him 1 cup of Blue Buffalo a day and just a few treats. Within a few months, he was a slim, happy, active Beagle! All of his skin, joint and health issues disappeared. People think that overfeeding makes their dogs happy, but it doesn't, and it is not what is best for them.
i told her to cut down on their food but she thinks shes depriving them of food if she does that... its actually not a dog forum that i no her from but she should still be able to clearly see they are to big.
And they don't see a problem?
All 3 of those dogs are morbidly obese. She needs to set a feeding schedule and measure out an appropriate amount of food.