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Vincent Labrador Retriever Cumming, GA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Gray / Blue / Silver

About

Coat length
Short
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.
Prefers a home without
Children.

Meet Vincent

This is Vincent. He's about 3.5 years old. Poor Vincent here has had a kind of a rough time in recent years. A couple years ago, Vincent ended up at the shelter with a wound on his face from being bitten by a bigger dog. He recovered okay and was adopted, but then he ended up back at the shelter as a stray. His family wasn't found, and then he was adopted again, but he ended up back at the shelter again a couple weeks ago. Since being adopted the second time, Vincent doubled in body weight, making it difficult for him to get around properly and even breathe easily. That's when LFS stepped in to help.

Vincent is morbidly obese, there's no other way to put it. When he got to the shelter, he weighed 163 pounds. He has already lost a few and now weighs 157 pounds, but he has a long way to go to get back to a healthy weight. Vincent should weigh around 75 pounds. Even 5 pounds of extra weight in dogs can lead to all kinds of health problems, including osteoarthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and shortened life spans, so it is very important to get Vincent back to a healthy weight. We have started him on a diet and exercise regimen to get him on the right track. Vincent also had a raging ear infection and skin infection on his belly when he came to us, so he is being treated for that as well.

Despite his obvious discomfort, Vincent has been a sweet boy and remains a happy-go-lucky guy. He loves him some booty scratches and back rubs. He was reported to do well with other dogs and cats, though he does NOT do well with children. For being so large and strong, he walks pretty well on a leash, though he does pull some when excited. Vincent will need to go to a home with an owner who understands how important it is for him to maintain a proper, healthy weight and will continue appropriate diet and exercise, even after he is back where he needs to be.

Stay tuned for Vincent's progress on his diet!

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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Male