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Old 09-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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I'm always impressed that the old lady has such great stamina on walks. I don't think she was really exercised before coming here so I wasn't expecting her to be able to be so active. Our walk this morning was cut short at 2.5 miles, and at the end of it she was still ready to do more. I'm not sure what age I would guesstimate her to be at, but I just don't think she's 13.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:12 AM
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Why is it every time I shave bear, his skin gets ... Better. He stops itching & scratching himself raw ... Why? It should be the other way around.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:11 AM
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I feel bad... For not feeding the dogs this morning. It was deliberate. I worked them two hours last night in agility and tricks and Mia especially got a TON of ziwipeak. Tonight we work again in agility for an hour and I don't want to over feed.

Someone tell me I'm silly for feeling guilty about skipping the dogs' meal...
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:18 AM
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Someone tell me I'm silly for feeling guilty about skipping the dogs' meal...
It's normal (to feel guilty) but dogs are definitely more than capable of fasting and some have argued that gorging and then fasting is the normal model of eating in dogs. And yours probably had plenty to eat last night and need some time to digest it all.

How's that?

Blossom is fasting for her blood draw this AM too. She's sad and very hungry.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:25 AM
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My dogs want new owners, I am awful about remembering when to feed them and casual about feeding, if we miss a meal they just get a bit more the next meal.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:33 AM
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My dogs want new owners, I am awful about remembering when to feed them and casual about feeding, if we miss a meal they just get a bit more the next meal.
I'm like that too. Or sometimes we get "breakfast" at like 4 pm.

Blossom just broke her fast with a spider. I hope that doesn't mess up her bloodwork. LOL
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:54 AM
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Haha yes that helps some.

I usually only feed 1x a day (mornings) then night is either nothing or training. I don't feel bad about that just skipping their one steady meal. Lol

My dogs are a bit spoiled.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:10 AM
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I'm like that too. Or sometimes we get "breakfast" at like 4 pm.

Blossom just broke her fast with a spider. I hope that doesn't mess up her bloodwork. LOL
Hahaha, Wesley votes that bugs don't count, they are too delicious to pass up. But he would never notice if I forgot to feed him...which I do. He needs to get more obnoxious about asking to be fed!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:41 AM
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My dog weighed 49.5 lbs in February, at 10 months old. Lean.

She now weighs 42.2 lbs at 18 months old. She's ~23.5" at the shoulder. I can see her spine, hips, and basically each rib. She weighs less than she did when we pulled her from the pound. I just wanna cry. The vet pretty much thinks it's EPI but of course only the GI panel will tell for sure and that takes about a week to come back.

I'm sad. I know I've done what I can and we will figure it out, but it's just painful to see my dog is such sorry shape.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:46 AM
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She's an 18 month old malinois, are you not sure she's just burning food faster than she can keep it on? My malinois went through an "ugly rescue" phase.
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