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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Can't Get Enough Food.

Lola seems hungary all the time. She eats her food soooo fast, in seconds and then wants Maggie's food as well. I have increased her amount several times. She now eats the recommended amount of what a medium size dog should eat on the food bag. She eats Nutro Lamb and Rice. She does seem a little thin. She is a year old and weighs a little over 10lbs. I am hoping she does not have a tapeworm. What foods do you all recommend and how much are you feeding your dogs. Help
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My Tripp & Jax would eat ALL the time if i would let them. Jax never seems full(he is only 3 months old). I have to have tons of chew things for Jax or he would chew up my house!
I feed them Artemis dry mixed with Merrick canned & they really like it. I just mix a large bowl full & divide it among 3 dishes. I let them eat what they want then remove the bowl after a short while. Tripp was getting fat so i had to cut back on the treats. But they dont eat that much in one sitting. They are such finicky eaters so its a pain to find something that they will eat. It always changes.

Sometimes you can see tapeworm segments on her rear end that look like rice stuck to her hair. You may want to get your vet a poop sample to check it out.

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I think it would be a good idea to get to the vet with a stool sample so you can have her tested. If nothing else, you won't have to wonder about that.
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Stogie still eats like he will never have a meal again. I say "Are you hungry?" And he freaks and turns into circles. I dont increase his food, he just likes to eat.
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I would think that if you had an overeating Hav they might actually develop an eating problem and become overweight just like a normal person would.

Curbing their food would be better or perhaps feed them a low-fat dog treat through the day to satisfy their eating habit that way they are getting extra but it's better for them.

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Actually it depends on their metabolism. Stogie eats ALL the time. He is skin and bones. Goldie actually weighs more but eats less. She is a tank.
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Yeah Radar really eats a lot as well. He's been getting much more excercise since I began his hour long walks in the mornings and he really packs away the food now. He must be eating almost a whole cup of food a day of you combine the dry Eukanuba with the Caesar's Wet that we give him. I want to start giving him a treat meal once a week now. Perhaps some minced turkey or chicken. If I were to give him beef it would be extra lean.

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I am so Jealous

Lola and Maggie's Mom, I don't mean to make light of your concern-- I would absolutely take Lola to the vet to check her out-- But I am sooo Jealous. I have one dog (Jasper) who litterally runs and hides when dinner time comes and another (Cash) who will only eat the good stuff that gets mixed in with the kibble (he's learning from Jasper but his appetite gets the best of him.) They are both good weight though so I guess it is a metabolism thing (and of course the rabbit fillet treats)

But do have Lola checked and let us know.

ps. Jasper does come out and eat - but only after we have all eaten---LOL my sweet sad little Omega boy.




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Maddie loves to eat too. She does not have worms of any kind, as I've had her stool checked twice since I've had her. I think she doesn't give her food a chance to signal her brain that she's had enough. As soon as she finishes her food, she'll often pick up her bowl, and fling it into the family room! She wants MORE!!! She seems to be a good weight, and I feed a little more than the bag recommends (she eats Canidae). I sometimes add yogurt with cultures, add salmon oil daily, plus egg yolk. I think she's just one who loves food.
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Kubrick loves breakfast and lunch but at dinner when I add some wet food, some days he will eat all of the wet and only a little of the dry (he will literally lick the dry food until all the wet is gone without actually eating any of the kibble). I take the bowl away after 15 minutes but I know he is still hungry because later he starts sniffing around the kitchen. I don't want him to get picky or to take forever eating, though, so hopefully he will start eating his dinner fully more often. Then again, it just might be his metabolism. I'm giving him wet with dinner because both the breeder and the vet think that he's a little underweight.

Oh and I know this was in another forum but he used to eat his poop right after pooping and now that I've been adding pineapple juice to his food he has yet to eat it again.
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