|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Thu Apr 21, '11 5:00pm PST |
|I fought with Toto for two years about his eating habits and weight. He only ate what he needed...no more, no less, and would not eat ANY treats, not even chicken or steak or liver. I did the whole satin balls, canned food, raw food, WINSTROL (didn't work either!), and finally just gave up. I picked a good, high calorie grain free food and if he ate it, fine, if he didn't I didn't stress.
I also had to give up showing him because he was just TOOO skinny for the judges to accept, they all made nasty comments about me not feeding him or get him to a vet, etc.! He was SUPER healthy, great muscles and great stamina. He had food in his crate and was crated every evening for a couple of hours and again for two hours in the afternoon. Sometimes he ate, sometimes he buried it. I also had him neutered thinking that would help... it didn't!!! Now, he is six years old and FINALLY in the last few months gone from 16 lbs to 20 lbs. He is still skinny, but not emaciated like he was. Interestingly enough, he now eats ANY human food and most any treat such as zukes, cheese, raw bones, etc.
I worry that next I will have to diet him, BOL!
Edited to add, after re-reading title post: He didn't have a problem keeping weight on, he wouldn't PUT any on to keep!!!
Also, to add: He was a definite 2 probably a -2 and is now a 3 or 3 ... all bones still are visible even with a poodle coat. But, they are now "softer?" with NO fat padding at all.
Edited by author Thu Apr 21, '11 5:05pm PST