stranger: Your dog is too thin!

What about your dog? Do you get comments on their weight? Too thin? Too fat?
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The thin dog was part of a social media campaign sparked by a Riverside woman who described her neighbor’s dog as “starving.” The woman photographed the dog at its Fetlock Way property in Riverside’s Canyon Crest area and posted the picture on Facebook, sparking a call for action.
So, I don't think it is the build of the dog's breed that people are reacting to.
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Very good feedback, Jenna. Do you have any advice for how pet parents could (or even if they should) approach someone whose dog is “too thin?” Or do you think that is something that should be off limits? Animal control said the dog was thin, but did not appear to be in poor health.
Photo provided by FlickrBut let me tell you that a thin dog is much healthier than an overweight dog!
Photo provided by FlickrThe fat king has a thin dog.The fat king and his thin dog gofor a walk.
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Now greyhounds usually have some muscles going on due to mostly being bred for racing, so no one really remarks on those if they happen to show up at the dog park. But my dog is thin. He is not as big as a greyhound; he's kind of in between a greyhound and a whippet. He has a tuck-up that is very high and his ribs are narrow, not rounded (the vet said this wasn't a problem and in fact a benefit so he wouldn't get bloat). My dog's ribs show and many backbones show. His hip bones show.I can hear and understand the difference in tone of voice and inflection between the terms "Wow he's thin!" and "Why is he so thin?!" When you make the first remark; I try to explain. When you say it the other way, I want to strangle you. Especially the one of you who said "you need to take better care of your dog." (To which I replied "you need to mind your own business.")He is free-fed. Four cups a day in his food bowl (more than is required for his 40 lb body which the vet said is a good weight for him); two more in his Kong toy. He eats when he wants, as much as he wants. He gets human food regularly (I make sure it's nothing poisonous to dogs), and many treats. I fed him last night at 2:00 a.m. because he got out of bed, never came back, and I worried he was hungry. He very often will eat in the middle of the night. That bowl still has all that food in it, now at 8:00 p.m. the next day.Enkel, the dog is thin because that's the way those dogs are, it's not overly thin. It is not a large dog and has no need to gain weight. Your well-intentioned advice is as misplaced as the questions the OP is offended by.Two dogs are sitting on a porch – a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?

Two dogs are sitting on a porch – a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?