|Barked: Sat May 26, '12 6:39pm PST |
|This is an interesting thread. In true Dogster fashion, I have a spin off comment and questions.
I have been feeding grain free kibble with either canned , home cooked, freeze dried raw, frequently with a bit of yogurt mixed in.
A few months ago Snickers began to reek from impacted stool. He wouldn't or couldn't empty is bowels twice a day. After two trips to the Vet, she suggested trying something other than grain free to provide more fiber. Ugh. So in addition to the stool softener and added water to is meals I switched him to a grain based food. Darn it, it solved the problem. Since he's been regular for a long time, I'm trying to switch him back.
He's 9 years old, his weight and muscled tone were unaffected. He does feel better. He's been playing.
He's been playful with me and Pepper and getting along well with Sonny.
Snickers has NEVER been playful.
On the other end of things, Pepper has always been so thin, active and playful. Even restricting her to the leash didn't put weight on her. I switched her to a higher calorie food and added some Ziwi Peak freeze dried raw.
Sonny gets hyper and his doggy ADHD seems worse if he isn't on a meat based diet. But he gains weight on a meat based food even if I keep his calories the same.
AHG! I don't mind feeding 3 custom meals twice a day. But why? What gives?
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