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    I just saw this guy on PetFinder and couldn't believe my eyes. They say he weighs 60 pounds!! Bandit would be a HUGE (no pun intended) project for someone but I'm sure he would be worth the effort. He's a beautiful boy!
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    Oh Golly!!

    He sure is BIG!! I'm sure that in the right home and on the right diet we wouldn't recognise him in 12 months time!! That he finds a loving forever home very soon!!
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    My goodness, he is overweight. Monty is only 33lbs and he is a tall, large framed dog. Let's hope this boy gets slimmed down, quickly, for the sake of his health.

    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    'A bit overweight'... . Big, really big is right, alright! I'd say that dog could get down to a third or half that weight to be fit, going by his picture. A good loving home with a bit of restraint would have him all sorted out with a good diet and lots of exercise. Bet he'd be one happy boy then too!
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    That's the understatement of the year. 'A bit' indeed. I've seen two Cavaliers today, both of whom were definitely overweight... but neither were anywhere near as bad as that dog!

    Although I'm sure I remember reading that rawhide has virtually zero nutritional content, so surely it's been the treats and scavenging that's got him to that state and not the rawhide. Unless they mean pigs' ears of course..
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    He's enormous! How did anybody let him get so big? I'm sure after a a few months on the right diet, there'd be a massive improvement.
    Tanya, Mark and Cleo (Blen Girl Born 5th May 2006)

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    a massive improvement
    No pun intended I am sure!

    We shouldn't be having fun at his expense, but he is so portly! I'll love to see some before and after pics as I bet he is lovely and will be transformed. But thinking of a 60lb cavalier takes some imagining.
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    Holy cow!!! What the heck were they feeding that dog???!!
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    an overdose of cow, according to the ad(!)

    Poor dog. I now have an unholy vision of what Holly would look like at that size. I hate seeing any fat dog, but fat Cavs just annoy me. I have to bite my tongue to restrain myself from saying "Does MVD mean anything to you?" Although I did gently hint at it with the second Fat Cav I saw today- admittedly, he was eleven, and kept on a lead because otherwise he'd be "eating everyone's picnics"- and the owner shrugged and said, "Yes, apparently he does have a heart murmur, but..". I didn't quite know how to respond to that one!

    It's striking the difference though. We also met a 5 year old overweight Blen boy. His owner commented on how 'lively and fine' my two were (they were complaining 'cos I was talking instead of doing important things like throwing balls). I think she was rather surprised to hear that Holly's not that much younger at four, because of the difference in energy levels. And then later on, we met a family with a pair of Cavs. They were five and three respectively but kept in good weight- and the difference was incredible.

    I wonder what the correlation is between body weight and early-onset MVD?
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    Just a note:

    I went to look at this poor boy... and he looks more like a cocker/cav cross... still profusely overweight, but a cross none the less...
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