Sunday, September 19, 2010

Does this collar make me look fat? Help for Austin's overweight, unfit dogs

from Austin American-Statesman
Michele Mendoza, (pictured above) opened the Austin Zoom Room in July. She's shown working with a rat terrier/dachshund mix named Roscoe. Photo by Julia Robinson

Story by Marques G. Harper

Studley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, spends most days at his downtown condominium. On his evening walks, his appearance often gets attention from female passersby because he looks like a dog from the "Sex and the City" franchise.

Recently, the 8-year-old long-eared dog, who is owned by Maureen and Dean Greenwood, ran into a weighty problem that plagues man and his feline and canines friend alike.

"He just got chubby," said Maureen Greenwood, 60.

Studley tipped the scale at 31 pounds, which kept him from jumping onto his owners' bed without help.

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Updated: 8:11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
Published: 8:03 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

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