IloveBlu wrote:It's getting harder and harder to keep him locked up...and we have 6-7 weeks to go.
Luckily, he is able to sleep in his pen by himself all night....with me on the couch within a stone's throw. For the past two nights, I have only had to go in briefly to comfort him twice.
How much of a reduction in food do you guys think is reasonable? He usually gets 2-2 1/4 cups and I started giving him 1.5 cups. Not sure that will be enough.
Kane understands how Blu feels,
. It's getting harder for me to contain Kane as well and we've got another 5-6 weeks. Today he managed to snatch the leash out of my hand when he got a sudden attack of the zoomies. He SPRINTED across the yard at full speed and leaped up the 3 steps onto the front porch instead of taking the ramp I'd built for him.
I'm still freaked out over it and hope he didn't ruin his knee during that escapade.
Today, he was supposed to go in for staple removal, but SOMEHOW, I can't figure out exactly how, he's managed to lick at the incision despite the inflatable donut (and never in front of me, sneaky dog). So he only got 3 taken out and we have to wait another week for the other 7 or so. In the meantime, he gets to wear the Bite-Not collar he hates because he can't turn his head:
Kane got ~4 cups before surgery and he's down to 2 cups now (plus extra tidbits he probably shouldn't be getting like bits of McDonald's cheeseburger, etc, because he's good at the WOE!face).
Today, when he was weighed at the vet's, he was at 49.6 lbs. Before surgery, he was at 50.6, so I'm probably going to continue feeding him what I am. But like mtlu
said it really depends on the dog's metabolism. Kane has a very hard time keeping weight on him when he's his usual active self (2+ hours of fetch every day, plus hiking, swimming, whatever else I can throw at him,
) and so I have to shovel food down him to keep him at a good weight. Now that he's not as active, he gains weight TOO easily.
I just keep an eye on his waist. I want to see a bit of extra tuck than I would if he was getting his normal amount of exercise.