Kylie Jenner & her very thin greyhounds were investigated by Animal Control

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Like many teenagers, Kylie Jenner is constantly posting crap on social media. Many of her Snapchat videos include her two greyhounds, Norman and Bambi. I don’t know much about greyhounds other than they’re supposed to be pretty active dogs, and they’re always really lean/thin. Well, Kylie posted a Snapchat video a week ago including her puppies and Kylie’s followers were like, “Damn, those are some thin dogs!” You can see the ribcages on the animals, and while I don’t know much about greyhounds, they did look too thin to be healthy (you can see some screencaps from the Snapchats here). So… Kylie was investigated by the LA County Department of Animal Care and Control.

Kylie Jenner is officially out of the dog house. The Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control investigated the reality star after receiving a complaint from someone worried about her Italian greyhounds’ weight, and officials found the dogs to be in good health, PEOPLE has confirmed. Jenner, 18, has gotten heat online over how skinny her pups Norman and Bambi look.

“We did an animal welfare check yesterday. Miss Jenner was very cooperative,” Derek Brown, deputy director of L.A. County animal control, tells PEOPLE. “Her animals are actually under medical care, so there’s no neglect whatsoever. The breed of dog tend to be very lean anyway.”

He said the department investigates all complaints. Brown says he appreciates the public helping his department look out for the welfare of animals.

“We really appreciate the public’s concern and their interest in animal welfare, because it just shows you how important it is to the public,” Brown says. “We don’t want to discourage people from making a call if they have concerns like that. This one checked out and worked out very well with a happy ending.” Jenner has gushed about Norman, Bambi and third puppy Sophia (who technically belongs to her roommate and BFF Anastasia Karanikolao) on her website/app.

“Everyone knows I’m OBSESSED with my Italian greyhounds,” she wrote. “I love my little babies so much – they’re my best friends.”

The budding makeup entrepreneur (her lip kit sold out in minutes!) was gifted Norman for Christmas last year, and he’s been a mainstay on her social media ever since.

[From People]

While I think Kylie is an idiot (“touché,” as she would say), I’m not ready to accuse her of neglecting her dogs, especially since greyhounds are known for being so active and so thin anyway. Then again, it’s not like the Kardashian-Jenner clan has the best history with pets. Pour one out for Mercy Kardashian, rest in peace.

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Here’s a Snapchat video Kylie did with her puppies yesterday:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. JoJo says:

    I don’t like the way she totes them around with her on red carpets like Paris Hilton’s chihuahua. I always feel really bad for dogs in those situations. There may be random dogs that like or don’t mind it, but I would think most would just find it super stressful and scary, and it just seems to serve the celeb as a “cute accessory” rather than the celeb actually caring about or wanting to be with the dog. In most pics on the red carpet, dogs in the pictures look scared – licking their lips and doing ” whale eye”. That said, I don’t think Kylie would intentionally neglect her dogs – but I doubt she has much awareness about what actually makes them happy either.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah exactly. I think she cares about her dogs the way Kris cares about Kylie. She’s just copying the behavior that PMK has modeled for her.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        They almost seem like living, breathing security blankets to me the way she totes them around everywhere and hides behind them. Also, glad you called her out on her use of “touche” LOL. I’ve heard her use it twice now and believe she has no idea what the word actually means. When your sister calls you a bitch, touche, is not a great comeback.

      • Kitten says:

        I have a friend who uses “touché” incorrect systematically on social media and it drives me crazy. I think she thinks it means “I agree” when really it means “you got me”. Grrrrr! She’s a smart woman too, I have no idea why no one ever taught her what touché means.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        Lol Kitten! Its so hard to find a way to bring stuff like that up without coming off as a know-it-all. I’d probably have to pretend like I used to use the word the way she did too until someone corrected me and told me the real definition of the word. Something like that to soften the blow haha.

      • Jwoolman says:

        About correcting the use of “touché” without offending: maybe just casually mention the history of the word in fencing as something new you just discovered. Quote from a dictionary, say gee I never knew that, how interesting, etc… Might be too subtle, but at least it’s polite.

      • Sass says:

        “touche” is a French fencing term. That’s fencing with swords. Means “you got me” or touched me.

    • Murphy says:

      How many Chihuahuas were over-bred and abandoned because of Paris Hilton? I fear that Jenna Marbles and Kyle Jenner are doing this to the Italian greyhound.

  2. Shambles says:

    But why is animal welfare talking to People magazine? Like, thank you for letting us know that the puppies are okay. That is good news. But it just seems kind of strange for a legitimate organization to be giving stories to People

    • Sochan says:

      They really don’t have a choice. This family is so famous and social media is so vast. The Animal Welfare people wouldn’t have a choice but to make a public statement and quickly. If they didn’t there would be a million tweets accusing Animal Welfare of not caring about animals.

      • Shambles says:

        Yeah, I definitely hear you on that. I guess I just don’t get why it had to be through People, the resident celebrity ass-kissing rag. Just seems kind of weird. Don’t they have a Twitter or Facebook account where they could have released their own statement? What about a good old fashioned press conference? Carrier pigeon? Smoke signals? ;)

    • V4Real says:

      I’m thinking maybe a magazine rep caught wind of it and asked the agency about it.

      I’m glad more people are getting involved when it comes to the well being of animals. I know I have mentioned this before but it still bothers me. A few days ago a Florida woman was on the news because she posted a pic on FB of her dog with duct tape around his mouth. The caption said something like this is how you get them to shut up. She was in hiding because she received death threat. Even her FB friends criticized her. This was not some young woman, she was probably in her late 40′s. She was also investigated by an animal protection agency. Some people are just so dispictable.

      • noway says:

        As bad as everyone thinks People magazine is, I do think they have “reporters” who call to verify some things. My guess is you are right animal control didn’t release a statement just responded when someone asked the question.

        They are right as they don’t want to discourage people from calling in, even if as in this case they were wrong. Your story about the woman and duct taping her dog is terrible, but it does bother me that death threats happen. I just wish people could tone it down a notch on all these things I mean she is obviously not the most intelligent person for doing that and on top of that she didn’t think this would get such a bad reaction on Facebook. Not saying she shouldn’t be punished, have the dog removed, and I’m even okay with a bit of pubic shaming especially if you are dumb enough to put it on social media, but death threats are a bit too far.

    • Jwoolman says:

      It’s a chance to tell people it’s all right to report a potential abuse/neglect situation, they won’t kidnap the pets but will just investigate and clear the case or followup with any action needed. It’s also important to be a bit detailed here because she’s a public person and people have been viewing the pics of her dogs with alarm about their thinness. It’s only fair to be public about their conclusion that the pups are fine. So it’s appropriate to point out that the breed tends to be on the thin side. I imagine puppies especially are very active. At least I’ve never seen a fat kitten (as they race past in a blur).

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Lol at the dog looking at her lips and whining.
    Glad Animal Control checked into it. I hope they swing by Paris Hilton’s place occasionally too.

    • FLORC says:

      I’m never a defender of those who neglect or mistreat animals. This seems like nothing. They do appear healthy and an old neighbor called animal welfare on me once because my late dog a (very talkative) hound would shut up during the day when I was gone. They ran in and out of the house just talking to whatever wildlife was around and happily so.
      Neighbors can often be looking for attention or to start something. The pups are healthy so good.

      And Paris’s dogs to my shock have full staff and acres to live in. They are not neglected now, but can’t speak to the past.

  4. Katie says:

    Actually those are italian greyhounds and they are meant to be thin. I have a retired racing greyhound and he is thin but very well fed. It’s bad for them to be overweight because their joints aren’t meant to take the weight.

    I am not defending any member of the K Klan, but often times thin sight hounds are misunderstood because they are somewhat rare. People tend to think the dogs are neglected when they aren’t.

    • TheSageM says:

      This!
      I have a retired Greyhound too. According to my vet you are supposed to see their ribs “from across the room”. These are Italian Greyhounds, same but much much smaller. They are supposed to be very skinny.
      I have known Greyhound owners in the past to get stopped in the street and insulted and told they must feed their dogs.
      Sigh.

      • AmandaPanda says:

        I have a whippet and, yes, you are meant to be able to see their ribs.

        Am amazed she manages to tote Italian Greyhounds around like that – they are shy, nervous little dogs.

      • Snappyfish says:

        I feel bad for the dogs but you guys are spot on. Italian Greyhounds are v v small thin dogs & her dogs are healthy looking. However they are NOT accessories & shouldn’t be used as such

      • FLORC says:

        Aww whippets! My friend has 2 rescued whippets and what sweet little things! Well fed, but so active and tiny.

        My only real complaint is how people carry their pets. It bothers me no matter the person. Support the back legs damnit!

      • SydneySnider says:

        Absolutely correct. Two years ago, my kids bought me a Doberman puppy for my birthday. Despite coming from a reputable breeder, I still had him to the vet for regular checks, vaccinations etc. On one of those earlier visits, she said how pleased she was to be able to see his ribs slightly, as this is ideal for Dobies, too. A couple of weeks ago we were both in the street, walking our dogs, and again, she said seeing his ribs confirmed that he wasn’t being overfed and having regular exercise. I think many people overfeed their dogs, and they believe that dogs being “well covered” (chubby) is the healthier option, when, in fact, it’s not. Italian greyhounds are beautiful little animals, and their slenderness should be/is even more pronounced. I’m glad this situation had a happy ending. I don’t like this constant carrying of doggies, though. They have legs for a reason. That’s just me, though… I certainly couldn’t do that with my big boy!

      • Katie says:

        Sage I think EVERYONE should have a retired greyhound!!! They’re the best dogs ever.

    • swack says:

      I don’t know about greyhounds but the picture I saw you could count all the ribs in the dog. As someone noted on the article, the dog could of been taking a deep breath when the picture was taken. But I’m glad they are making sure that the dogs are okay and not just blowing the reports off because she is a celeb.

      • TheSageM says:

        @swack, that is exactly what they are supposed to look like. All these sighthounds are built the same way: not only do they carry much less fat on their bodies, but their skin is much thinner, so you see the ribs more.
        This applies to Italian Greyhounds, Whippets, Greyhounds, Borzoi and others.

      • swack says:

        @TheSageM, Thanks. Again, I have no idea and so was a little taken aback when I saw the pictures. I also try not to make judgements (and hope I didn’t with my statement) until I know the entire story (if possible).

    • Erinn says:

      Our Pointer just wouldn’t put on weight for the longest time. Some breeds of dog just really burn through their calories. I’ve yet to see an overweight German Shorthair Pointer because they just are SO active. And Juno is completely and utterly spoiled – but I didn’t like taking her anywhere with us for a few months where she was stuck in the hyper active adolescent growth spurt – because no matter what we were feeding her, she was just cruising through the calories. If she turned her body, you could so a lot of ribs. She’d been dewormed, needled, and was being fed good quality food. It was just an unfortunate amount of growth spurt.

    • Kitten says:

      I’ve never had a greyhound but I’ve seen plenty of them and hers look totally normal to me, so thank you for confirming that.

      As much as this chick depressed the hell out of me, I’m happy to hear that her dogs are well-loved.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      Same here! I have a Pharaoh Hound who happened to be the largest of his litter by far and who has outlived them all by four years now (so he’s lived a great life and healthy life!). It’s infuriating when I hear people gasp and make “helpful” comments about his appearance when we are out on our slow, ageing-dog walks these days. Overweight sight hounds deserve a tattle-tale call, not the ones at proper breed weight.

    • MissusAitch says:

      I was about to say the same thing! Iggy’s are one of the smaller sight hounds so do look skinnier than a regular greyhound. I have a whippet and I’ve had comments from people saying I neglect him and that he’s too thin, etc no, he’s meant to look like that and if anything he’s a teeny bit bigger than he should be.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        People really don’t know, do they? I have to laugh because if I weren’t around when my cleaning ladies come, they would be feeding my whippets!

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I also have a retired greyhound! My mom is constantly telling me I don’t feed my “poor dog” enough–she just doesn’t get that he’s supposed to be so lean. She also complains that I don’t take him out to run enough, but he is the laziest couch potato on the face of the earth–he doesn’t WANT to go run!

      • Katie says:

        Scarlet we get the same comments from my mom!! She thinks my poor Charlie needs to eat and run, eat and run. He’s my couch potato that refuses to run with me but man does that dog love people food.

    • I had a greyhound as well, and even when he was “fat” (like 5-10 lbs overweight), you could still count his ribs from ten feet away.

      Lord, he was the dumbest dog ever. Odie 2.0. We got him when we lived in Guam, when I was 5/6…….his mother was a racing dog, but she never won, so they were going to put her and the puppies down. A local vet bought them, and then gave away the puppies, and that’s how we got him. He was dumb as a box of rocks though–whenever he would get his leash caught on the steps (something that happened because they were old and shitty), instead of just standing there, waiting for someone to untangle him, he would just PULL. Literally choke himself on his leash and collar, to the point to where his eyes are bulging out……. He loved running, and unfortunately we didn’t live out in the country, so he died after getting hit by a car (after shooting past us, when we were going somewhere)–he’d just take off like that.

  5. Patricia says:

    Ugh hollywood. I love how animal control went running right over. No, I really do love it I’m not being sarcastic.
    I wish it was like that throughout the country. Instead things happen like an incident I lived through where for days and days I could hear a poor dog in the apartment above me being abused. It took many many calls to police and animal control, while I continued to hear this poor animal suffering all night, before anything was finally done.
    When they walked that dog out of the apartment I could count its ribs. I won’t even get into more details because I don’t want to upset people. Let’s just say thank god they got that animal out. But this is just amazing to me that in Hollywood animal control runs right over, and in the real world it doesn’t work out like that at all.

    • Nicolette says:

      Just reading what you did share about that incident is upsetting. I don’t know how you were able to listen to that for days, and I’m sure it was horrific for you to have to. Animals are some of the greatest gifts we have, and I will never understand how or why someone would purposely torture and/or kill just for their own sick enjoyment. Personally I think whatever someone does to harm an animal is exactly what should be done to them as punishment. Maybe then the next sick twisted moron may think twice if they know they will suffer the same fate. May sound harsh but when it comes to animals and children the crimes committed against them needs to be severe and swift.

      • Nicolette says:

        *edit*
        The punishment needs to be severe and swift.

      • V4Real says:

        I’m with you on this Nicolette. I hate animal and child abuse with a passion. But it really angers me to hear stories of dog and cat abuse. I watch a lot of animal rescue shows such as Pit Bulls and Paroles with Tia Maria. I recently started donating to her so she and her family can keep on doing what they’re doing. I also donate to the ASPCA but I do have some reservations about them simply because they have to euthanize hard to place, aggressive or dogs with serious health problems. I know they do it in a humane way but it still makes me sad that the poor babies have to be put down.

        But that’s why I love Tia Maria, though she mainly caters to pit bulls she also take in other abused or abandoned breeds. If a dog is too aggressive or hard to place she doesn’t euthanize them, she keeps them for herself. She also will send a dog through surgery even if the vet says that dog might not recover or make it through. I was watching an episode of the show where a pit bull was thrown out still locked in her crate by the railroad tracks. The ASPCA got there before Tia. The dog was afraid and Tia knew better than the ASPCA agents of how to get the dog out of her crate into a different crate. She wanted to take the dog but the ASPCA wouldn’t let her because they have to keep the dog for at least three days. After the time was up Tia went to see if she could take the dog and was told no because the dog was aggressive and unadoptable and they euthanize it. I cried like a baby. Tia had a valid argument in saying the dog had probably been abused but taken from the only home it knew and it was afraid. She just needed time to comfort a scared, abused and abandoned dog. Three days were not enough. Tia would have kept the dog for herself as oppose to putting it up for adoption or euthanizing it. That episode made me hug my husky a little bit tighter.

      • Nicolette says:

        @V4real, unfortunately Pit Bulls have a bad reputation due to the imbeciles that train them to be aggressive. Friends of ours have 2 and they are mushy as can be. They have 4 year old twins and the dogs absolutely love them. Tia Maria is doing great work and anyone helping and working with animals has a good heart. Our dog Sandy, who passed away last year at 14, was found by my husband. He is a sanitation worker and his partner was about to toss a box into their truck when they heard something. Sandy and 3 other shepard mix female puppies were in that box. Someone had thrown them out like trash. All 4 wound up being adopted. We named her Sandy for the color of her coat and my husband being a sanitation worker or “san man” as they say. She had a good life and had company after we wound up adopting another dog, a maltese poodle mix that was found wandering the streets by our home. Her hair was so badly matted it had fused from her chest to her legs. We also had 2 cats that had been strays. They all were spoiled rotten! But I love animals and these days I find their company better than a lot of people’s.

      • V4Real says:

        So sorry about the passing of Sandy but so happy to hear that you guys rescued her and the other pups and she had a good life.

        I hear what you’re saying because though I’m at work around people all I want to do is go home to my kitten and pup. I go home ever lunch break just to see them.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think she’s an idiot, but her dogs look normal for greyhounds to me. I’m no expert, but I always think they look painfully thin.

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    Well, somebody should’ve been there when Mercy was trotted around LA. Poor kitty.

    I know nothing about greyhounds but they seem like a breed that needs a lot of care. I don’t know that this family should have pets at all. Or children, for that matter. But that’s another topic.

  8. nicole says:

    It’s odd how she just gazes seductively into the camera with a wiggly nervous dog in her arms. It’s like she is posing for a still photo but takes videos instead.

    • Sochan says:

      Reminds me of the video I saw years ago of Paris Hilton in her car, in the process of leaving wherever she was while surrounded by paps. She was literally doing these awkward come-hither poses WHILE BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. Like, her lips were half-open the way she does, and her head was thrown back, and she was doing this thing with her shoulders. I can’t even describe it adequately. It was HILARIOUS.

  9. Sochan says:

    Grey’s look really uncomfortable being toted around like that. They have arms and legs for miles, which doesn’t look comfortable when they’re being carried. They’re not like little terriers or some other small dog. That being said I’m glad the pups are fine. But I wouldn’t put it past her family to pay off the Animal Control with a “generous donation” if anything really was wrong.

    • kate says:

      My greyhound loves being carried. Partly because my body heat warms him up, partly because he’s decided walking is beneath him.

  10. Crumpet says:

    Italian greyhounds are a different breed than racing greyhounds. Much smaller and even more gracile. And yes, ribs are meant to be visible in fit short coated dogs.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Yes they are by nature skinny. But don’t all greyhounds, Italian greyhounds, and whippets love to RUN? They are not lap dogs. Our rescue racing greyhound needed a lot of walks AND would go out in the back yard and do sprints just because. They are a wonder to watch in motion.

      • Crumpet says:

        IG’s were bred to sight hunt, but they also fit well into the ‘home companion’ role. But certainly yes, they need exercise. All animals do.

      • Katie says:

        Nope. My retired racer is the laziest boy on the planet. He likes to walk about three times a day but more than a mile or so and we are dragging him home!

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah – I know that everyone freaks out – but you should see at least a hint of rib in breeds that are shaped liked that. Especially a dog as fragile as an IG- you don’t want them overweight.

      These barrel chested, lanky dogs aren’t like your labs and your pits – they’re bred to be thin, and all leg. Just because the more common dog breeds tend to be stocky, or most of them that you see are just indeed obese – doesn’t mean that all breeds are like that. Look at Salukis, Greyhounds, Ibizan hounds – they’re meant to look like that.

      And as a rule of thumb – your dogs stomach shouldn’t be level with it’s chest. There needs to be a tuck up where the stomach is. You’re also supposed to feel your dogs ribs with a very slight padding when you touch their sides – think light blanket.

      A 12 pound Pomeranian is equal to a 249 pound 5’ 4” female – people don’t tend to realize that obesity is now one of, if not the largest, cause of health issues and death in pets.

      • Crumpet says:

        Yes, well said. We currently have a chubby Corgi/Jack Russell mix who resembles a fat hamster. Since he came into my family I have been trying to convince him that we should be able to see a tuck in his belly and that if we can, he REALLY is not starving to death (though he wants us to think he is). There is something about fat horses and fat dogs that pleases people. The obesity epidemic goes far beyond humans.

      • Yea, when we first got our mini English bulldog (god she is soo cute, STILL), she convinced my mom that she was STARVING right off the bat. She was like two months old? when we got her, and she scarfed everything down like she hadn’t been fed in DAYS………constantly. So my mom would give her more food, thinking that she was still hungry, and she’d scarf that down just as quick. It got to the point to where her stomach was like an inch off the ground, and she could barely breathe. So then my mom just started giving her a controlled amount of food, and that was it. And then we started making her food–it’s really protein dense (red meat, eggs, oatmeal, crushed egg shells, kidney beans, pumpkin/squash, wheat germ) so she only eats once a day now. She’s STILL greedy, and will eat anything you give her.

  11. kate says:

    Very visible ribs is just something that goes hand in hand with this breed. If you couldn’t see them at all, that would mean they were over-fed, and given that can cause some pretty major joint problems in greyhounds then there would be actual grounds for an investigation.

  12. Bettyrose says:

    I dreaded clicking this story but I’m glad I did so I can see it has a happy ending. Otherwise, I would have cringed scrolling past that headline all day.

  13. Adrien says:

    I don’t think Greyhounds make good fashion accessories. They are very frisky.
    She’s good at selling things so I can see people buying greyhounds like the way people bought Chihuahuas when Paris was still a thing or owls when Harry Potter first came out.. Then abandoning them when they realize owning a pet requires commitment.

    • Bettyrose says:

      60 pound bully breeds don’t make good fashion accessories either, but I’d bring pup every where if the world would let me.

  14. D says:

    I don’t know anything about greyhounds (I have a golden retriever), but none of the dogs in this video are as skinny as hers http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/italian-greyhound/
    She seems like the kind of person who would buy a dog as an accessory.

  15. hey-ya says:

    …she lives in 2.3 mil mansion with a roomate!!?…I’d also love to see another photo of that $5 thou pooch she was gifted..

  16. Zip says:

    In German they are called “Windspiel” (wind chimes). You can clearly see why. I’m glad that the breed was at least noted properly in the quoted magazine text since the headline is quite missleading.

  17. strawberryJane says:

    Maybe they should get the dogs some butt implants so they won’t look as thin

  18. Trillian says:

    Can we just stop already with pictures or videos of dogs licking people’s faces/lips? That is sooooo gross.

  19. Pandy says:

    Geez, she looks like Liz Taylor with those exaggerated brows lolllll. Not sure a 50-something woman is the look she wants?

  20. Kelly says:

    For someone who doesn’t like to read anything bad about herself, she’s not having too good of a week.

  21. Lala says:

    Greyhounds (not sure about Italian, but I would assume the same) are known as the couch potatoes of dogs. They are NOT active at all unless forced to run/random sprints of energy once in a while. They are not like Huskies that run run run all day. They would much rather spend the day on the couch. They are naturally lean, though.

    • TheSageM says:

      Very true. My hound sleeps 18 hours a day and the rest of the time (when not out for her two short walks) she spends following my movements with her eyes only, from the comfort of her bed!

  22. Katy says:

    In almost every picture of her she looks stoned out of her mind! Maybe she needs to get some work done on her eyes so she doesn’t look half asleep all of the time. Not really…

  23. JudyK says:

    The dogs look like they are just another photo op, but that’s what the family is all about.

    If Kylie doesn’t even know how to do laundry, I doubt that she gives much thought to feeding her dogs. I not only feed five animals but give two of them multiple meds for allergies and related infections twice a day.

    Let’s hope Kylie has healthy animals and all she has to worry about is remembering to feed them, though I fear that would be a major feat for her. Thinking about anything other than herself seems problematic.

  24. Nikki says:

    I’m the owner of a super spoiled rescue dog who goes to the dog park EVERY day. I’m glad people are concerned about animals’ welfare. But I must add, many of the dogs at our dog park are victims of their owners’ over solicitation: they are so fat and over fed, they can hardly move! One poor chihuahua looks like it’s head’s been transplanted onto a ballooned body; her owner is forever scooping her up and cuddling her instead of letting the dog interact w other dogs! My mom-in-law over feeds all her pets, so we kidded we’d get her a greyhound as a challenge!

    • Nikki says:

      But my previous dog was a flabrador, so…

    • Zip says:

      I have four spoiled rescue cats. Two of them look well fed (but not fat) and two still look like lean kitten even though they are all grown up. Everytime we have guests they note how skinny those two and even the chunkier cats are. People are used to look at overweight pets. They are surprised when we tell them that the skinny ones actually are the perfect size.

      I have the impression that people overfeed their pets because they misinterpret that as love. So they give them treats here and there and let them eat crap from the table but do not realize what they are doing to them.It’s like grandma who wants you to eat a whole cake because she wants to make you happy.

    • Katie says:

      My greyhound boy LOVES food. I have to cut him off! He would be fat if I didn’t.

  25. Veronica says:

    Most of the greyhounds I’ve met do have exposed ribs – even those obviously well taken care of. I think people just don’t see them often enough to realize how slim they really are. I remember being taken aback the first time I saw one. IMO, it’s pretty hard to remember to feed a dog or cat…they let you know, haha.

  26. JenniferJustice says:

    I’d be more curious about her dogs’ level of activity than their weight. Greyhounds were bred to run. If they don’t/can’t, they develop anxiety and all kinds of emotional issues. They need to be able to full-on run or they seriously develop mental problems. They are not the breed to have if you live in an apartment, condo or even a posh mansion if you don’t have a large area for them to burn their energy and let loose. I’m highly doubting Kylie has a set up for these dogs that allows them to do what their instinct and nature tells them to do.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      Perhaps she has a dog walker? But even then … how is a dog walker supposed to keep up with dogs bred for speeding?

      Personally those dogs don’t look healthy to me even if the breed is supposed to be pin thin ribs showing and all that. There is the question of over-breeding dogs: some dogs are bred so they can barely breathe. Otheres are bred to grow so small they don’t have enough brains in their heads because there isn’t enough room. Then there was a case of spina bifida as a sign of a certain dog breed.
      In my opinion dogs should have a large garden for running. Otherwise it is really animal cruelty if you just have an apartment.

      If you compare the pics on wikipedia with Kylie’s dogs …
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Greyhound

  27. maggie says:

    Her dog looks fine. She looks like a stuck up “B”.

  28. word says:

    Is that really the type of dog you carry around? Doesn’t LA have leash laws or something?

  29. Lynne says:

    The one dog as really skinny. I hope animal control was shown that dog because 3 live at the house.

  30. raincoaster says:

    Just popping in to say Italian Greyhounds are adorable, wonderful, sweet, loyal dogs. But if you want a greyhound you should get a rescue from the dog track: thousands of dogs are killed because they can’t find homes.

  31. Punkypuss says:

    For the record greyhounds aren’t overly active I know several rescuers who all said they are happier being couch potatoes and sleeping