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"High Maintenance" feeding routine

Ok-- so this is the note I left my husband who will be feeding the boys while I go visit my mother.... after I read my instructions I had to laugh and knew that this was something only other high maintenance mommy's and daddy's could also laugh at. here's what I wrote:

" feed Cash a scant teaspoon of pineapple before each meal. if he doesn't eat much add a bit to the corner of his meal or mix the pineapple with a dab of yogurt.

Breakfast: Cash get's 1 Natures Variety beef medallion splashed with two splashes of water and then nuked for about 50 senonds. Cut up the medallions. And then I mix a scant scoop of kibble with the broth off to the side. ( I use mostly the B2B pork with a little of the other stuff mixed in for flavor) sprinke Cash's with Adolphs meat tenderizer

When you leave for work give them both a rabbit fillet. A tiny bit for cash since he ate and a bigger piece for Jasper up on his chair so he can protect it from Cash.

Dinner: they both get 2 Natures Variety beef medallions and one little meatball. splash with 3 spalshes of waterand nuke both together for about 1:45. sprinkle Cash's with Adoph's and at night they each get a heaping scoop of kibble (again, I use mostly the B2B pork with a little of the other stuff mixed in for flavor too much of the other stuff will cause diahrea)

you may need to throw a treat into Cash's bowl to get him started but once he does it's no problem

feed Jasper in the sun room and protect him from Cash.

The pineapple and adolphs are to prevent poop eating..."

Of course I left out a few steps and since it's only a day I didn't bother with telling him how to give Jas the tylan mixed with a dab of PB and a dab of yogurt (I'll just do that when I get home) Or the enzymes I add. But this system so far seems to have solved a myriad of problems. They both eat---poop is firm and it is not getting eaten--- and Jas's eyes have cleared up as well (prob from the tylan- but once I stop the tylan I will continue the yogurt.

Anyways have a good laugh at my expense and who knows these instructions may help you with your high maintenance feeding.




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LOL!!!!!!



I can only imagine how people would laugh would laugh at mine! Heres a sample of what I would write:

6:00 am cheddar cheese treat after wake up and potty outside (she'll refuse any treat that is not cheddar cheese) in precut portions on the top shelf of the fridge.

Fill water bowl, add 3 cubes of ice Throw the 4th cube of ice on the floor for her to play with and eat.

10:30 Brunch: 1/4 cup of Fromm's Chicken, sprinkle with shredded cheese, microwave for 13 seconds, take out and break apart to small bites so the cheese won't clump it all together. Add 2tsp of Merrick Cowboy Cookout to the side (she likes that cold)

That is 1/2 the day...believe me...my full day instructions, would probably be as intricate as yours!



Gosh, I cant' even imagine what it would be like to have a dog that just ate whatever, whenever. **scratches head**

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I can't imagine Radar having a feeding schedule that complex. I do want to mix it up a bit to find out what he likes and doesn't like that way we can give him these foods once in a while to spice up his food or we can mix it up for treats or so his feeding isn't boring for him.
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Here's my feeding schedule: 5:30 am - throw 1/4 cup of kibble and 1/2 hard boiled egg yolk into bowl. Take away after 20 minutes. 5:30 pm - throw 1/4 cup of kibble into bowl. Take away after 20 minutes.

Easy, right? Here's the P.S.: If he doesn't start eating right away, try hand feeding him. He prefers that to having to put his face in the bowl.
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That's Funny!

my husband wouldn't do any of it----he'd just give him some kibble!I've been trying to train him for years!!!!

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Missy and Kara - OMG that is soooo funny !!!

The instructions I leave for my mom on the rare occasion we go out of town is so long it isn't funny (5 dogs and 3 cats). No wonder we only go on vacation once every couple of years' or so and usually have to come home before the week is up!!
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Can I just say...

I am really relieved to hear that other Hav owners are just as crazy as me with the special menu! LOL

I don't feel so alone now!!

hehe

But I also am a short order cook with my human kids, Like when I make meatloaf. I have to make 3 small meatloafs, one with bell peppers and onions, one with just onions, and one hold the onions and peppers!

Push me over...someone, please!
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I can already tell you my hubs would say " No Way Jose!" Good thing Valentino is a good eater and not picky cause if I was gone he would be fasting! Valentino not my hubs!!
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Wow...you guys crack me up....

I just mix some kibble & Wellness Pup in am and pm. I throw in some Angel Eyes if I remember. Check his water.

He gets 100% dried beef liver treats that you 'break off' [so he doesn't get too many] whenever he poops and occ. when pees.

DH fed him his leftover ice cream last night. LOL. I'll throw him a carrot or two while I'm munching them [they're my afternoon treat] that he'll shred.

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Kara, Cathy, thanks for supporting (and understanding) my neurotic behavior. Yes it is good to know "you are not alone"




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