|Barked: Wed Apr 22, '09 8:24am PST |
|my mommy feeds me 1 1/2 cups of purina puppy chow complete, and I also eat beneful lamb and rice, as our vet indicated beneful brand was one of the very few that were ever recalled. I am fed in the morning with dry kibbles, and mommy gives me just a little at a time so that at this age, I hope to not gobble so quick, and so far it's working, I like to take my time and chew, but mommy knows it is typical for "hounds" to gobble and bloat. She is worried about that happening to my brother, GSD, Smokey Joe, and now especially me. We are fed in the early evening our puppy suppers, and I get 2 teaspoons of lamb and rice wet, with 1 1/2 cups of puppy chow. Mommy hand mixes that for me. I have learned to sit and wait until I am calm before mommy gives me my dish. I do really well and have learned not to steal food from my siblings. I get little treats as rewards for when I learn a new command. Mommy has discovered a way to reduce bloat from happening, it is our toughest rule, is no one is allowed to play for at least an hour after eating. We often times have a hard time containing this no-play period, but mommy is very adament and we do listen! Mom thinks this may help reduce possibility of bloat to a little degree. Maybe mommy is a bit over protective in this matter, but so far so good. Mommy would rather be a bit over protective than to be sorry if we got sick from this.
So far I have been growing like a little weed, as mommy has had to adjust my leash three times since I was adopted, and am not ribby, so mommy thinks for now, for as active as I am, this is working well for me. I hope to grow strong and healthy!
Kisses and bawls!
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