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Viking Lady
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« on: January 05, 2009, 03:39:33 PM »

Are your dogs eating twice a day? Recently Luke is eating less. This Blue Buffalo doesn't say anything about age as far as I can tell. It just says an amount by weight and feed twice a day.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 04:29:19 PM »

I should know what free feed is, but I don't. Luke doesn't seem to like just regular kibble but I am trying not to docotor it up much. I don't know if he doesn't like the food or if he's not that hungry.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 02:14:24 AM »

We feed the big guys 2 cups of Blue twice a day, and the ankle biters free feed.  Vet says all are a healthy weight!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 03:03:15 AM »

My dogs are fed twice a day.  My pyr will and has gone as long as 2 days and not eaten a bite.  I think it is just a pyr thing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 11:20:44 AM »

Thank you everybody. I guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I have tried not to add too much to the dry food just to get him to eat. Last time I wrote what I was offering there were people wanting to come eat with him! I was overdoing it.

And it's true about activity too. He has been less active, not that he's ever highly active, mostly due to this unending rain we've been having. We are now getting 2-5 more inches and having some flooding problems.

Maybe he's also depressed. I am. I might need to get us one of those sun lamps to sit under.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 02:49:20 PM »

When she was an only dog Ursa was the same way.  She was quite possibly the slowest eater alive!  Now that she feels like she has to compete a little with the other two she's really picked up the pace.

I wouldn't call her food motivated.  She's not a chow hound like the Newfs.  Never begs at the table.  Doesn't counter surf.  This would be a dream come true if it didn't make it so hard to find a treat she's willing to work for in training!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 02:28:35 AM »


I wouldn't call her food motivated.  She's not a chow hound like the Newfs.  Never begs at the table.  Doesn't counter surf.  This would be a dream come true if it didn't make it so hard to find a treat she's willing to work for in training!
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