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    Just saw on a news update that a dog was rescued out at sea ontop of a floating roof 3 weeks after the Japan earthquake. Just amazes me that rescuers still have animals on their minds and not only humans.

    But I'm left confused as to how the dog survived for 3 weeks! From the short clip on the news update, it looked like he had no food, but lots of water (salty and dirty I would imagine).

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    Wow, that's incredible.
    Dirty water and bugs I guess.

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    I found a news report about it... still amazed...

    YouTube - Miracle Dog rescued from floating debris in Japan.

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    Dogs are actually meant to eat once a week in the wild. They have a big feed and then it take a week to metabolize which is why pets are often obese.
    The water thing gets me though.. there would have to have been some fresh water somewhere for him to survive that long.

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    Its amazing! 3 weeks is still a long time for a domesticated dog to go without food. And Im the same as you guys, the water situation is quite strange!
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    Same as everyone else and I did question it on another forum as noone seemed to have thought of it.

    The dog cant survive on salt water. Plus, he doesnt even look that thin for 3 weeks with no food.

    I do remember a couple of days after the quake there was a dog found floating on debri and I am wondering if this is the same dog, but they have added an extra few weeks onto the time frame for sensationalistic purposes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Same as everyone else and I did question it on another forum as noone seemed to have thought of it.

    The dog cant survive on salt water. Plus, he doesnt even look that thin for 3 weeks with no food.I do remember a couple of days after the quake there was a dog found floating on debri and I am wondering if this is the same dog, but they have added an extra few weeks onto the time frame for sensationalistic purposes
    That was my thought when I saw him on the news a few days ago. Why didn't he look like he had been without food and water for 3 weeks??????
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    This is an awful thought but maybe bodies of other animals was keeping him alive. There was an awful lot of debris gathered in that one spot.
    The water, maybe condensation on or under the roof?
    Just some ideas. The footage when he was reunited with his owner was amazing, he was so excited.

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    The will to live is so strong, the dog would have been drinking the salt water if he/she had too. But the pup would not be well at all.
    Crested's condensation guess is a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    This is an awful thought but maybe bodies of other animals was keeping him alive. There was an awful lot of debris gathered in that one spot.The water, maybe condensation on or under the roof?
    Just some ideas. The footage when he was reunited with his owner was amazing, he was so excited.
    Yes, true. He was also obviously bale to get under the roof and there may have been things under there too for him to eat or whatever.
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