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Feeding a senior dog
I know I have been on the forum regarding this issue but I find I am still struggling with feeding Django. Over the course of many many months, I have been able to drop his weight from 12 lbs. to 10 lbs. which was his original weight before he was diagnosed with Addisons 7 years ago.
The weight gain was due to prednisone, my over-feeding etc. so I feel now we are at a good place and of course, the vet is happy with where he is at as well. My issue is that he is always hungry. I know it's not due to the prednisone because he's on such low dose every couple of days. Once he eats his food and realizes there's nothing left in the bowl, he whines a bit, I give him a pinch of what I have on reserve for later and he seems to be okay with that. I give him the rest of his kibble in the afternoon and he gobbles it down. He gets 1/2 cup once a day.
I recall reading where you should tweak your dogs diet as seniors, perhaps giving them a bit more if their weight gets too low. I know his weight is where it should be but there's a part of me that feels as though I am not feeding him enough. Ay advice for my senior pup?