Ok so my roommate's girlfriend just got a toy poodle puppy like 2 months ago, she was 10 weeks when she got her on aug. 23.
she also takes care of her sisters friends new puppy (same place same time) mini-dashound
WELL she didn't look up info and wants a dog that is 5 lbs or less. I looked up toypoodles and they are 6-9 lbs for a normal weight.
She thinks if she doesn't give her puppy much food, than she will stay under the 5lbs that she wants and have a happy healthy puppy.
I don't see how this is good, rationing a babies food? wants to stunt its growth to be 5/6 of what it should be? 1/6 of your weight is a lot to be under.
I argued about this to her a bit, and she took her dog to the vet, (but really i think she went to petsmart?? for a shot) and they told her, Yep, if you don't feed as much they will be smaller and be healthy.
Now she is starving her dog, i defluffed her yesterday and she is like this
<]==} ok not the best pic, but she sinks in after the shoulders, you can feel her ribs, practically see them (she is very fluffy) and weighs next to nothing. she still runs and plays and things so it's hard to see that i'm sure shes suffering, they always only think about food
She looked so hungry tonight and 3 of us ganged up on her and she said "NO! don't feed her, they got into a pack of soybeans and ate the whole thing, they are pooping out beans they don't need food. they ate too many beans"
I said, your dog is starving, feed it. and she got mad at us and said they are my dogs, my boyfriend said they are always hungry all they think about is food and they pee everywhere because you don't clean the poo off their mat.
she just gets mad and goes into my roommates room. SHE DOENS'T LIVE HERE. I don't know what else to do, i sneak the poor dogs food when i can. but they aren't TOO skinny to report her, and she's not crazy enough to look like a bad owner if i did. It's starting to make me really angry, and honestly, i don't want the dogs here if they are going to be all over everyone that moves hoping they have food and i can't give it to them.
she gets so mad at them if they do anything. She won't watch them they will go into the kitchen and she finds them she yells and screams and stomps after them and tells them they can't go in the kitchen, then not 2 mins after that she tells them to go into the kitchen and oos and awws if they do.
They will eat something off the floor and she will yell and stomp at them, or they will chew something she notices 20 mins later and yells at them and shoves it in their face then picks them up and kisses them
I know this is more of a rant than anything but AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i feel so helpless, i can't do anything for the poor dogs. she gives more food to the dashuound because she doesn't care how big she gets, but the poodle is so tiny, but fluffy.
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