|Barked: Wed Jun 26, '13 7:22am PST |
|Thanks! I shouldn't say I don't "free feed" per se. I give him 2 cups in the morning, let him eat throughout the morning, then 2 more in the afternoon, and so on. So, technically I guess that is free feeding. Like you, I do it more now than in the other months. It's so hot here in Kentucky that he doesn't like to eat as much in the afternoon, but chows down in the evening! He really eats like a boss, and I suppose my biggest concern was that I was doing something wrong.
I did expect him to slow his weight gain down in the summer months, simply due to the warmer weather and such. But, like I said, our vet assured me he was no where close to being full grown, which in the back of my mind I know from all my research, but I was just concerned about him. I guess if he's growing taller, he has to fill out at some point! I believe right now he is 27-28" at the shoulders...I'll have to measure again in case I was off. But he is pretty tall. We went to a store where we encountered a 2 year old Great Dane...I was expecting him to look really short, and while he was shorter, he wasn't THAT much smaller. My perception of size is...not good!
Thanks for all the input and info! I very much appreciate it, and I look forward to all the changes Koda will make in years to come!
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