Aleix got a new collar yesterday, and I am sooo happy. Not because it’s new, but because it’s bigger! She’s always been small for a standard, (I didn’t want a teacup) but the vet assured me she wasn’t too skinny. She had access to food all day, and it worked for her.
Xander, though, is a chow hound, and had packed on the weight under the same feeding schedule. We’ve been on a measured amount, twice a day for about two months. Alexi always left half her food, and was slowly loosing weight.
Then, to make matters worse, Aleix came back from a two-day stint at the borders with a sore throat from barking too much. She wouldn’t eat at all. It was then I started soaking her kibble to go down easier. And she ate the entire bowl. I was a happy mamma dog.
Needless to say, I’m still soaking her kibble as her sore throat slowly vanishes. We’ll be back to dry before too long, and I think her days of leaving half her food in the dish are gone.