It’s no secret most Labs love to eat.  Miss Joplin, who is only a year and a half old, apparently never met a morsel of food she didn’t love.  She arrived at the shelter as a stray weighing a whopping 124 pounds — about 50 pounds overweight.  All that extra weight is hard on her joints, overall health and quality of life.  Joplin is being cared for by an experienced medical foster who is helping her safely take off the weight with a prescription diet, carefully monitored portions and gradually increasing safe exercise.  It will be several months before Joplin is ready for adoption, but when she is, she will be a trim, fit and healthy Lab.

Joplin’s medical care is being provided by Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and the Canine Health Resort.


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