Guest Pinup4Greys Posted July 5, 2013 Share Posted July 5, 2013 Franny came to us eating Purina One Lamb and had pudding stools. After taking her to the vet and treating her hooks, her stools just never firmed up. We decided to switch her to Iams Green Bag (not only because of the big D, but also in hopes that she would chew the large kibble instead of swallowing it whole) and her stool has been firming up. Her coat also seems to be improving in sheen but she still has crazy dandruff. Since she is only 53 lbs and incredibly boney (her hip bones are like mountains) she came to us eating 2 cups of Purina twice a day (4 total) when the recommended serving was 3-4 cups a day for her size. Now that she is on Iams the recommended serving is 2.25-2.75 cups a day and I have been giving her roughly 3.25 cups a day, with the .25 being mixed into her kongs with PB. She's also been on Fortiflora daily for 30 days per vet recommendation. The problem I'm having is she gets a growling stomach in the afternoon about 2-3 hours before her dinner time and when she's done eating she looks at me like "Mom, where's the rest of my food?" She also continually goes into the pantry to stare at her dog food and tell me she wants more. Currently she eats at 7 am and 7 pm. If I move her dinner up an hour or two, then she gets the growling stomach in the morning. She doesn't seem to be putting the weight on that she needs, but she isn't losing it either. I don't want to add in a midday meal since I want to condition her to me having an office job soon. If I portion out any of her evening meal into an "afternoon snack" then she won't leave the kitchen/pantry after dinner because she thinks there should be more food coming her way. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! All my past non-greys only ate once a day, so I'm new to this twice a day meal plan anyway. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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