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Canine Rate Of Digestion


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Guest BorzoiMom

Google is not helping. What I am looking for is how early to feed a dog before he runs a sport (breakfast before coursing or NOTRA).

 

I'm thinking 5 AM to get a cup of food for energy for the day if the comp starts at 8:30. OR, have a very late dinner.

 

Looking to prevent bloat, but have energy for the day.

 

I normally feed kibble, but I was also thinking satin balls would be better in the AM because it's easier to digest and may move faster out of the stomach.

 

What are your ideas on this?

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It's been about seven months and we are still waiting for the approx. 3" x 12" strip of orange fleece blanket that Bang ripped off and either swallowed or hid in another dimension somewhere. We followed her with scissors for a week....

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Guest Greyt_dog_lover

What you can do is feed "empty" calories before the race to help with energy levels, such as marshmallows or other high sugar items. I will feed a 1/2 breakfast (5am) race day then the races usually start around 9am. I do LGRA with two of my hounds. I freeze marshmallows and bring along bananas (helps to avoid cramping) and even a ding dong. Yes, chocolate. From what I was told by Bart's previous owner, Bart was given a ding dong post race by the race secretary on many occasions. Bart having a roman nose and a very unique personality, he was a favorite among a lot of people at Dubuque. I give a banana before the first race, and marshmallows after the race. If they race more than twice, they get a ding dong after their 2nd race. They will only race 3 times in one day, that is my limit for them.

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