08-15-2010, 12:16 PM
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The other thing that may be going on here is a bit of breed-standard bias...
You're guessing at her breed, then making a judgement that she's 'too thin' in the legs and stomach based upon that guess, when - in reality (I'll be the party pooper), your dog could be anything from part akita to greyhound to weimerainer for all we know (ok, those are some extremes...) - but lab / GP could be wrong...
Your vet should be able to tell you for sure based upon a physical inspection of the dog's body - whether she is indeed underweight or un-healthy.
Personally, when I look at those pictures, I don't see 'underweight' or 'unhealthy', I see good teeth, clear eyes, coat could use a little more shine, but that could be easily remedied with a bath and brush, along with the change in food that was suggested...