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Wink The kibble saga.....


Well, after a week of struggle I have good news! Vinny and Lulu are both eating Evo small bites kibble and are doing great. It wasn't pretty though. At some point they both threw up bile because they were starving...
Here's what I learned:
1. They really won't starve themselves to death.
2. Their tummys are LITTLE and they can survive without eating if they get very many treats. I mean more that two treats per day is enough to keep them from eating.
3. They have very sad faces laying on the kitchen floor waiting for food but they do get over it.
So now, I just leave the kibble down 24/7 and they eat when they want to. It is easy and they DO eat! They're happy and full of pep and kisses. They actually do still love me....LOL
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Yay Carole!!!!!

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Congratulations, Carole! I have been taking notes because something tells me that I will be in your shoes one day, regarding breaking habits...

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You go girl!!! you are my hero Carole!!!




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Carole,
Great news! May you give strength to the rest of us!

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Good for you!! Isn't it so much easier??
Poor Stella doesn't know any different than having kibble available 24/7 and nothing else. I did that from day one because I didn't know any different. After reading about how finicky some of these guys get, I think I'm glad I did it that way.

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Thanks all. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I think that's because DH and I had both reached the "breaking point". No matter how hard we tried to please them they sometimes ate a little, a lot, none, whatever. We threw away so much food and worried a lot. They would love something one day and then not touch it the next. Anyway, now it's just about eating to survive for them. IF ONLY I COULD LEARN THAT FOR MYSELF, LMBO. Maybe I should teach them how to feed me and make me eat just what I need, lol.
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