Scooby172 Posted October 18, 2015 Share Posted October 18, 2015 Jack is a very petite male, he has barely tipped the scales at 50 pounds his adult life. He is now four years old, he has a sensitive stomach, and has always been painfully thin. I got him as a puppy, neutered at nine months old. He has always been in my home with more than one dog. Since my grey/whippet mix Keeva passed in the spring, Jack has no competition for food, and, at times, has been less than enthusiastic about eating. Well, I decided to start free feeding Jack, since he is the only dog now, there are no opportunities for food aggression. I am happy to say that this has been working out very well, I put his food out in the morning, sometimes he eats it right away and sometimes not, by the time I come home for lunch it is always gone. I put his food out for dinner and again, sometimes he eats it right away, sometimes not, 99 percent of the time it is gone by the time he goes to bed. When I returned from Italy this summer he was barely 50 pounds, today I weighed him and he is 54 pounds. He looks so much better. He is getting older so his body may just be maturing but I am very pleased with the way he looks. For those of you that have ultra thin thin dogs, you know how it feels to see your dog gain some weight. I was getting tired of people stopping me on the street telling me how thin and sick my dog looked. Jack is healthy and a happy, happy boy, more like a lab in a greyhound body. Anyone else free feed? I have never done it for many reasons but think it will work for Jack. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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