XTRAWLD Posted February 4, 2012 Share Posted February 4, 2012 I ask because when we first got Kasey we were told to just leave food out for him and he will eat as much as he wants to help him put his weight on. He never was a big eater, and we eventually did away with that and fed him 2 square meals a day. What he didn't finish at meal time we left out, and he would pick at throughout the day, most commonly before bed. With Ryder we can't really leave food out, he's a food maniac. Something has jump started with Kasey and his eating habits. Maybe when we got Ryder and having another dog made sure that Kasey ate all his food or he'd lose it. Maybe it was when we were feeding raw back in May may have jump started his appetite (we are now back on kibble). Maybe now that he's on Pepcid he feels better. For what ever reason, he now eats a lot. He will sometimes even finish his food before Ryder - which is very hard. A non-food motivated dog has officially become food motivated. How common is this? I bring up how do you start free feeding because I'm excited to see that he likes to eat now. Because he's been on a low dose of prednisone since 2008 he's never been able to keep a lot of weight on his bones. Now he WANTS to eat, and I'm thinking now is a chance to get some weight back on. He's not skinny and he's not fat by any means, but I would certainly love to see a couple more pounds on him any way I can get it. We just played with the tornado, and I had a tupperware of kibble beside me and I pushed it over to see how much he would eat, and he just kept eating. I eventually took it away, but wow, I'm surprised. Thoughts? Quote Proudly owned by:10 year old "Ryder" CR Redman Gotcha May 201012.5 year old Angel "Kasey" Goodbye Kasey Gotcha July 2005-Aug 1, 2015 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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