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Old December 7th, 2005, 03:26 AM
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Hubby and I had just switch to feeding Raven 2 times a day (1 1/2cup each)and it has been a week. She seems to want more and constanly wants bug us when we eat (we do not feed her our food)!! I feel bad.....should I feel bad?
Even when we fed her 3x a day, she still wants more.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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Winnie, my lab has had her feedings changed from one feeding a day (4cups) to two feedings (1cup/ 2cups). She needs to lose weight. I use to feel guilty when she would just stare at me when I ate, so I would give her some...now we are both paying the price. She is overweight and I have to put up with her staring and staring and staring. She could stare at me eat for hours. Talk about feeling guilty. Please don't give in to the begging because its hard to keep a dog on a diet.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:18 AM
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Maybe what you can do it feed a bit more.Say 2-2 1/2 cups instead of 1 1/2...You say that even feeding her 3xs with this amount she still wants more.1 1/2 cups may not be enough for her.Try that and see what happens.

Tron is 9 years old and still gets fed 3xs a day.He gets both canned and dry.The can he gets 3xs a day and the dry is left out for him to snack on.He is not a hoover so the dry does last.And he is not overweight.

Some dogs need a bit more to fill their tummy.Looks like Raven is one of them..
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Old December 7th, 2005, 09:09 AM
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You may be off just a bit with each feeding which would make her hungry even after she has had a meal. Labs can easily put on the pounds so you have to be careful. How much was she getting when you fed her 3 times a day. You will need to add that meal to the other two.

I'll give you an example. I had a golden in class that seemed to be hungry all the time. It turns out that they were off by 1/4 cup a day and once they figured this out all was fine. The recommendation on the bag is only a guideline. Depending on how much exercise she gets, what food she is eating, etc. She may need a little more or less but it should be fairly close to what the bag says.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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LOL She's a lab, right? A "normal" Lab is ALWAYS starving. Soo many of them end up fat because the owners cave in (our old yellow had a 5lb fatty tumor removed... It was like a pouch of guilt...) In my opinion, if you want a healthy, fit doggy, you have to learn not to feel guilty..
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