Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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Brody was over a year (he's 17 months now) before he started skipping the occasional meal. Because he comes to work with me and I feed him kibble (so it's easy just to toss 1/4 cup each into 2 sandwich baggies and bring it with me) I didn't worry too much about it.
He eats anywhere from 1-3 times a day now depending on the day and doesn't regularly skip the same meal (example: all this week he's not eaten his morning meal, but today he wolfed it right down). The dinnertime meal is the one he pretty much never misses unless he's being a jerk and holding out for MY dinner (which never happens) and ends up missing out on his own. He probably averages 2 meals a day now, but like I said, I still give him the opportunity for 3.
As for poop...his production has definitely slowed down, but I still think he poops more than others. He can be pretty much relied on to have a first thing in the morning poop and one around 5PM. He does quite frequently have a before bed poop too. As a pup he went anywhere from 4-8 times a day, so it's definitely a decrease in frequency. I feed him Orijen, which I've heard is quite rich so I'm sure that may contribute to his poop output (or maybe that's just his system). In any case, he really like the Orijen and has done well on it, so I've just put up with it and not really considered changing his food.
I've definitely gotten the impression that Brody was much later at giving up a meal than most other Havanese though.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings