Murfins wrote:Ime, a lot of times a dog who doesn't show that much interest in eating is being overfed - generally, not always.
From the photos I would take a few pounds off of her.
Well i can honestly say that isnt the case with her. Shes been this way from the first day i met her when she came in off the streets. Shes always preferred my company over food. That's part of why i adopted her. We have such a strong bond and connection. All she wants in life is to be by my side.
I have cut back tho... It seems the most likely cause is her slower metabolism with age as others have said. Im cutting her food back slightly, and as the weather allows, i will be getting her a lot more exercise. See where that gets us for now.
Kingsgurl wrote:Agreed. Not that tough to feed twice a day, even if you get up late, the feedings don't need to be 12 hours apart. Smaller meals allow for more efficient digestion/use of calories. The body tends to store what it doesn't use and this follows the same concept as you not eating a huge meal before you go to bed after not eating all day. Though it's a preference really.
Easiest flirt pole, IMO, is a buggy whip (if you are in a horsey area and have feed stores around) they are cheap and durable and have really nice flex to them. They come ready to tie a toy right on.
Ah ok, thank you for explaining the benefits. I will see how this goes for a week or 2 on just less food and more exercise for now. If that doesn't work, i will switch to feeding twice a day and go from there. Also, thank you for the info on the makeshift flirt pole. I will probably try making one first to see if she will take any interest in it before spending money on one. Even if its a crappy rough draft version... just to see if she will go for it or not. If so, then ill look into the buggy whip idea.