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Update on Lacey

mom of rotties
August 21st, 2005, 12:14 PM
Well I must say over the past 2 days Lacey has truely come around. Still has alot of puppy in her. Test come back tommorow, but she is doing well. No vomiting or runny stool.She and Betsy have come around and are playing well together. She is a food and water pig so we can't leave water on the floor. Stupid question, but is there any way to get her not to drink the water until it's gone....other than the obvious of not putting to much out. My problem is that Lacey will drink all of it and leave none for Betsy. I've never had an animal who drank like this. Could it be a phase, like she might be thinking in her mind I don't know when I'll get more so drink it all. Thanks for listening and all your advice.

PetFriendly
August 21st, 2005, 07:40 PM
Could it be a phase, like she might be thinking in her mind I don't know when I'll get more so drink it all.

My neighbours rescued a cat and he eats and drinks like there's no tomorrow. They solved the water problem by giving him a HUGE bowl that he'd never be able to empty. After a few days, he's figured it out, that there would always be more.

coppperbelle
August 21st, 2005, 08:35 PM
Barring any medical problems I would also think that she is afraid that if she doesn't drink now they may not be anymore for a while. Poor thing.

StaceyB
August 21st, 2005, 08:48 PM
Give her all the water she needs. She may be dehydrated. Keep it elevated so that she is not swallowing large amounts of air. She will begin to figure out that the water supply will not run out and she will slow down her consumption. Keep the food dish elevated as well. You can also place a large object, ball, rock inside the dish. This will help to slow her down and help to fill her up w/o a huge quantity of food. She needs to feel content after each meal. If she isn't she will want to eat all the time because she thinks she is always hungry. Her meal could have been short by 1/5 of a cup but it is still enough to make her think she is still hungry and needs to eat.