Everyone has some extra skin.
Especially if someone has lost a lot of weight, there might be a lot of excess skin left from their past that is hard to get rid of. However, dogs are the same as humans even though we treat them like our family. The excess skin they have is not because of the lack of fat in that area. A dog’s skin is simply more stretchy than a human and there is nothing wrong with that. Some people may not prefer a dog that has a lot of skin hanging off its muscles, but I think they look adorable.
Now before we get into this, let me assure you that none of these dogs is in pain and that the people aren’t stretching their skin forcefully. It is just a bit of harmless fun that doesn’t hurt the dog in question. While not all dogs have this amount of extra skin, some do. But I wouldn’t recommend that you go around playing with every dog you find like this. Some dogs may actually get hurt because of this. So always be careful.
Now that the warning is out of the way. You can take a look at some incredibly adorable doggos by scrolling below.
#1 It may not look like it but there is a 3 months difference between these two pictures.
#2 Just look at how happy Jackson is!
#3 This is like the marshmallow challenge for a dog.
#4 I really want to cuddle with this puppy.
#5 He is way too excited by this.
#6 An old but beautiful dog.
#7 When you are feeling sad and force yourself to smile.
#8 This is clearly his superpower.
#9 Such a beautiful pattern.
#10 Going to need some kneading here.
#11 Those jowls sure are stretchy.
#12 Can he even see through all the skin?
#13 My heart can’t handle any more cuteness.
#14 This one is not too happy with the turn of events.
#15 Are we sure this isn’t a teddy bear?
#16 Smile for the camera!
#17 After you lose a lot of weight.
#18 I just want to pinch his cheeks.
#19 He can probably fly with the extra skin he has.
#20 A gorgeous photo.
The reason some dogs have a lot of excess skin is either because they lost weight or some breeds just naturally have extra skin for hunting purposes. However, if your dog has a lot of folds, it is paramount that you wash them regularly between the skin. If you don’t, there is a high chance the dirt will cause an infection between the skin. So while it looks adorable, people have to be careful enough to take care of their dogs properly.
#21 This floor is adorable.
#22 This pupper is quite squishy, to say the least.
#23 That is one ecstatic doggo!
#24 Dorothy just wants to take a nap from the looks of it.
#25 ‘Do you enjoy this, hooman?’
#26 He can’t even take care of his drool.
#27 That smirk is everything.
#28 When you want more treats.
#29 He wants to touch his skin with his tongue.
#30 He is grinning with delight.
#31 ‘Do you have to do this every time, hooman?’
#32 No need to wake up.
#33 Where can I find this puppy?
#34 ‘Do I look beautiful yet?’
#35 This dog has a knowing look on his face.
#36 The dough is perfect for pizza now.
#37 This pupper is hidden behind all of his extra skin.
Almost three years ago I went from 31 pounds to about 20 pounds. I lost about 1/3 of my body weight. I have sooo much extra skin! I guess what I technically need is a pug tummy tuck, but that’s okay- my extra skin makes me extra cuddly!
#38 ‘Please don’t touch me, I feel insecure.’
#39 When you’re cuddly and you know it.
#40 Last but not least, this adorable boy.
Does your doggo have a lot of extra skin? Was it because of the weight they lost? Or did they always have it? Let us know in the comments below.