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We used frozen and just microwaved it a bit-- at first (per vets orders) we used 1.8 of a cup of chopped green beans and took away a bit of dog food. But this actually seemed to make Cash more hungry. I don't know about you but if I eat veggies on an empty stomach I do not feel full but sometimes more hungry. What worked for us was eliminating almost everything else but his meals. No bully sticks, no treats for treat sake just tiny morsels for training and adding a bit more protein to each meal. For us that was easy as we use the NV medallions we talked about in the other thread. so he just gets an extra half a medallion with each meal. But why not see how the new kibble goes-- stick with a little less than recommended a day (they usually over recommend) And see how he does-- really watch what he gets between meals too. Anything from a cow has calories (bully sticks, flossies, etc) Every dog has a diifferent metabolism, and I was not helping Cash by adding the extras to his meal (greenbeans and potatos) that Jasper thrives on. It took a little trial and error but I think I know that at least for now, I have one boy that does best on mostly protein and one that does best with a little more carbs. the trick is to give it enough time to see what's really happening to them. and not just weight, but energy, how their poops are, and even their personalities on the new food.
Jasper is brightest and most relaxed if I can get him to eat a grain based kibble (however this is a feat so I just add carbs to his medallions)
Cash, is happiest and has most energy when he eats all meat, and if I stick with it he seems sated with less now and now losing a bit of weight.
Wow, sorry for the ramble. But the food thing is something I have had to deal with starting with my Jas who as a puppy would rather starve and vomit bile than eat. and then I got the total opposite with Cash.
keep us posted with how the new kibble goes.
Missy, Jasper & Cash