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Why must we cure fat and happy pets? Obie the dog gets isoflavones and a treadmill

by | 11th, September 2012

WE’VE met fat and happy dog Alfie, “rescued” by the RSPCA and put on a diet. Now we meet Obie, a five-year-old, 77-pound daschund from Portland, Oregon.

Nora Vanatta says:

“Ageing owners with failing health were simply loving him with food. They just couldn’t say no to those big brown eyes.”

And Obie ate it.

Ms Vanatta has taken charge of Obie. She has a degree in animal science and eight years experience as a certified veterinary technician. Obie is not on a diet of isoflavones to fight his “oxidative stress“, hydrotherapy and a treadmill.

Oh, how is Obie?

…despite Obie’s extra 40 pounds, he still received a clean bill of health. The dog is sweet, loving and a joy to work with, Vanatta says.

So. Another fat and happy dog gets “cured”.

Once upon a time the fat were portrayed as happy and fun. Now they are victims waiting to be saved…


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