|Duncan, CD,- CGN, RNMCL,- RACL, |
|Barked: Sun May 18, '08 9:56pm PST |
|Ace: please watch how much cheese your mom puts in your food. Cheese is not the best for shelties, as they are prone to pancreatitis, and cheese is a helper for that.
Duncan was 1-1/2 years old, and weighed the same as he did when he was 6 months old. The same dish of food could last us 2-3 days (fed twice a day). I had to go out and find him a good brand of wet good (wysong) and add it to his food to make him eat. Once we got Lexi, the competition caused him to eat a bit more, but not quite like when we got Mila, who eats like she hasn't had a meal in days. And now that he is on phenobarb, he is "starving". When Duncan was a puppy, he wouldn't even take cookies in class, even though he hadn't eaten in days! He prefered attention, not cookies. We had to put 3 poundes on him (6.5lbs at 1-1/2 yrs old, to 10-1/2"lbs at 5 yrs old).
Some shelties are just like that. Find a good brand of wet dog food to add to the dry, mix right before eating, so they still get lots of crunchy for their teeth, and keep the amount small, cause shelties have a tendency to get fat!
Oh, please remember, before anyone lambastes me for starving my shelties, that they are only 11" and 12" at the shoulder, except Jayna, and no one skips a meal these days. Not with 4 around!
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