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Teddy Exclusive: Pets That Are Too Thin

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Last week, it was Fit or Fat; What is your pet?. Today, Teddy's celebrity pet vet to the stars, Dr. Patrick, talks about the opposite end of the spectrum - pets that are too thin.

5 out of 9 is the perfect Body Condition Score (BCS) (i.e. the Brad Pitt or Jessica Biel of the pet world), so a BCS below a 5 means your pet may have missed too many meals.

In Hollywood we say “you can never be too rich or too thin”, but being underweight means they may be actually be unhealthy, which is never all alright with us!

If you can’t feel any fat over your pet’s ribs or if you readily see their back or hip bones, then your pet gets a concerning BCS between 1 and 3 out of 9. An emaciated pet looking like they have been spending too many late nights with Amy Winehouse (or with any starlet prepping for awards season) is not a healthy pet!

Pets having an excessively skinny body condition are typically afflicted by disease or neglect. Liver or kidney failure, cancer, gastrointestinal parasite infestations, bacteria or viral infections, and malnutrition can all contribute to an unhealthy, gaunt appearance.

Above is a strong visual example of an underweight dog. This unfortunate street canine treated during Dr. Patrick's recent trip to Peru with Amazon Cares has a 2 out of 9 BCS.

If your pet looks too thin or any other health issues, schedule a consultation and physical exam with your veterinarian.

PS - Click HERE to "Follow" Teddy's celeb pet vet Dr. Patrick Mahaney on Twitter, where you can tweet him your pet questions!

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Johnny Depp Needed Rescuing From Brangelina's Dog

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Johnny Depp rescued from Brangelina's dog

Poor Johnny!

In the midst of filming The Tourist, Johnny Depp had to be rescued from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 175-pound bulldog, Jacques.

The actor agreed to watch the bulldog so the couple could have a romantic date one evening, but he soon regretted his decision.

Depp, who apparently is not a dog person, explained:

"Foolishly I was persuaded to look after their dog Jacques for a night. He's a huge bulldog. At first I had a terrible feeling, because Jacques smelt horrible. But then I told myself, 'Come on, you will survive one night'. Everything was cool - until I sat down on the bed to take my shoes off. Jacques pounced on me from behind and kept jumping around on me."

LOLs. This story is creating a vivid, HIGHlarious picture in our mind.

Depp continued to explain the attack:

"He's not small. Around 175lbs of dog was hurled at me, which felt like about 300lbs. I shouted for help and luckily someone came to take that beast off me."

Hopefully they were grateful for your sacrifice, Johnny!

Sounds like despite the viscious attack, he and long-term partner Vanessa Paradis enjoyed being able to socialise with Angelina and Brad after filming ended for the day.

Depp said during interviews:

"We often went for dinner with them. It was great. I've known Brad since the end of the Eighties. It was great to see him as a man and amazing father."

Although it sounds like the actors truly respect each other, one thing is for sure.

This story was a lot better almost as good as the movie!

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Brangelina Donate $2 Million To Wildlife Sanctuary

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Brad and Angelina donate $2 million to wildlife sanctuary

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $2 million to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, which also happens to be where their daughter Shiloh was born.

"We want her to grow up with an understanding of her country of birth," Jolie said.

The sanctuary is home to orphaned and injured animals that cannot be released back into the wild.

The family stayed at the sanctuary for Christmas and were given the opportunity to watch the staff work with the animals and even saw a snow leopard released into the wild.

Locals said the family seemed to enjoy their trip, while mingling with locals and spending time on the beach as a family.

Angelina said of the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary:

"We continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia."

That's great news!

It's awesome that they support not only endangered wildlife, but take time to educate their children on their roots.

[Image via WENN.]

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