I had Bodhi at the vet last week and he
hadn’t been weighed for a while…
I estimated him at 55 or 57 kg but he’s lost
weight recently in the warmer weather as
he’s been off his food so I was guessing
around the 50-55kg mark
When the vet told me he was 60kg I was
like jeez! That means he was nearer the
65kg before the weight loss
She said it in the kind of voice that I was
about to told off that he was overweight
but we went back in to the consult room
and she ran her hands over him, checking
he out and said ‘he has a lovely slim waist
and there isn’t any fat on him’
‘he’s just a big boy!’
Yeah so on the Rottweiler weight scale
Bodhi is either obese or overweight
In fact, he’s just like his daddy (the human
one and erm the furry one too), big and
heavy but fit and in perfect shape
What I like best about this story so far is
how the vet handled the situation, she was
maybe a bit cross that he weighed 60kg
but she waited until she did a physical
examination on him before making a
judgement and giving advice
Bodhi shouldn’t be judged by his weight
or size and neither should people, until
the full picture has been established
Are they taller than the average size?
Are they more muscular than average?
What are they eating?
Are they doing exercise?
Do they have a medical condition?
Have they had babies?
Are they going through menopause?
What size bones do they have?
Bodhi is much heavier than what a Rottie
should be but he is also much taller than
average, very muscular, has a perfect
balanced diet and well exercised
therefore he is perfect
If you are much heavier than what you
‘should’ be but you are taller than average,
muscular, eat well and exercise?
then you are perfect too
I could go on with multiple variations here
but I think you get what I’m saying 🙂
p.s. 60kg = 10 stone in case you wondered