fat dogs

Alex Duncan (aduncan@mail.utexas.edu)
2 Nov 1995 00:30:02 GMT

In article <46o5kr$7fd@longwood.cs.ucf.edu> Tom Clarke,
clarke@longwood.cs.ucf.edu writes:

>Great! Perhaps you can enlighten us with firsthand knowledge.
>Most of us have to make do with secondary reports and with limited
>personal observation. E.G. The skin of dogs and cats is always
>loose and thin, even in old well fed housepets, as opposed to the
>skin of people which is thickened with fat. The pinch test as
>an estimate of body fat is fairly well known.

Sometimes I wonder where you live.

Have you really never encountered a dog or cat with skin thickened by
fat? Think hard about this one. They (especially dogs) are common. If
a dog is fat, that means its skin is thickened by fat. Do you refuse to
pet fat dogs?

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086