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Old 07-13-2006, 12:33 PM
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Default Voodoo is eating like a pig!

Normally, when I feed Voodoo, he never finishes all his food. He usually leaves about 1/2 cup or so on the bottom of the bowl. He still eats about 3 to 3 1/2 cups of food a day, which is perfect according to the bag instructions.

But these last few days, he has been absolutely starving! He'll lick the bowl clean, then start searching around and under the bowl for anything he missed. I've been giving him extra food, but geez! Last night, he ate 5-6 cups before he was satisfied.

I'm thinking my little chaos demon is going through a growth spurt. But he's about a year old! Isn't that a bit late? He's gained 9 pounds since we first got him and grown about 1/2 inch in height, but he doesn't look like he's gained a bit: he's still thin and a bit ribby.

Should I be giving him extra? Or should I just keep him at the 3 1/2 cups he was eating before?
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:37 PM
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I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but Chloe did the exact same thing for about a week after she was spayed..

She would act like she was starving, and normally when she would eat 2 cups she was eating 4 cups now finally, she is back to 2 cups...

Just thought I would mention that, because I know he just got neutered and I dont know if that would have anything to do with it or not...
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:51 PM
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5-6 cups is an awful lot of food at one time might cause some serious gas. I would have a stool sample checked for worms. If he is still ribby i would add an extra meal or extra calories to the existing meals, mordy would be a better one to advise you then me on that.

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Old 07-13-2006, 02:02 PM
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It's probably just a stage, and it may very well have to do with either an upcoming growth spurt or the after effects of surgery.

Or, it could just be stress eating brought on be being so good the other day at the pet place
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Renee750il
Or, it could just be stress eating brought on be being so good the other day at the pet place
Hmm...I didn't think of that. That sounds entirely possible. Repressing the Horseman of the Apocalypse instincts must take a lot of energy!

Voodoo goes to the vet on Saturday for his final round of puppy shots. I'll ask about it then. I hope he isn't growing any more...I don't want him to be able to jump our new 6-foot gate!
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