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Winter appetite?

Hi again! Pickles just passed the ten month mark! (He'll be a year old before we know it!) I've noticed that his appetite has increased quite a bit since the cold weather hit - he snarfs down his meals in just a minute or two and then tries to steal the cat's morsels. I've been giving him dried sweet potato snacks that are quite large, and I always mean to let him chew for about five minutes or so before putting the treat away for later, but he eats them too fast!

This is a new thing - he was never this food-crazy before. Is it a winter thing, or an age thing? I try to keep a close eye on what he eats so he doesn't get chubby...should I relax a bit for the season, or be more vigilant? Alternatively, should I expect him to get hungrier at this point in his growth?

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good question. I do think that hot weather can curb their appetite. It seems to with Molly. I'm trying to determine what type of sweet potatoe treat you're giving. The ones I have on occasion ,Molly wolfs one down in fifteen seconds. Next time you're at the vets see what they say about his weight. You can't think you're under -feeding just by what he wants to eat though. They don't self regulate much better than we do. lol Great picture

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They're the Caledon Farms dried sweet potato and liver treats. They really are huge things!

http://caledonfarms.com/
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all my dogs eat like pigs, all year long...
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When it first got cold here, for the first little while Brody's appetite increased and he was wolfing down 3 meals a day. I forget exactly how long that lasted, but he's back to eating twice a day (usually) now.

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They're the Caledon Farms dried sweet potato and liver treats. They really are huge things!

http://caledonfarms.com/
good for you for supporting the local economy.lol Wish there was more info on the ingredients and processing. I get my lawyer to check my foods out first. Where do you buy them? .

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I bought them at a local pet shop. They're the same maker as Crumps treats, which have a great reputation. (When my coworkers threw me a puppy shower, I got a ton of them). If I wasn't so lazy, I'd go look up the ingredient list for you.

I stick to a basic rule of only buying treats made in Canada or the US. And I try to avoid anything that's just full of wheat/corn fillers. I wish I had someone to check them out for me!
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