Changing the meals

I’ve decided to change the ammount ushi gets in the morning and evening.

I used to have her on 100 grams in the morning and 150 in the evening. Over the past couple of days she has been sick after her meal in the evening. This is over an hour after her food, and i make sure she doesn’t do much or get excited after she has eaten. It is only when she comes upstairs. She likes to lie downstairs after she eats her evening meal. It is only a little bit as when i go to pick it up it is gone. So I presume she eats the little bit she has sicked up. This has only happened the past couple of evenings and nothing has changed.

I decided to phone my branch organiser for some advice just to see what the craic was. She used to be a vet receptionist so figured she might know. She said that the fact that it was only happening occasionally meant it probably wasn’t anything serious. If it was she would be sick in the morning, which she isn’t. She comes straight upstairs in the mornings to go to her bed after eating.

The branch organiser has suggested that i change her meals and give her a 150 grams in the morning, and 100 in the evening to see if that helps. She says i should take her to the vet if she doesn’t improve.

I tried the change last night and she wasn’t sick. She didn’t seem to wake me up as early for her breakfast this morning either. So i’m wondering should i keep her on the bigger portion in the mornings? Or should i change her back again?

I’ll just have to make sure that i do work her twice a day still to make sure that she doesn’t put on any weight.


4 Comments on “Changing the meals”

  1. I would keep giving her her meals the way you’ve changed them. It’s possible she just needs more at that time of day, compared to the other. You aren’t feeding her any more so I wouldn’t worry about her exercise level either.

    Cessna tends to need to eat more in the evening meal compared to morning. Canyon is the opposite, he needs more in the morning meal compared to what he eats at night. It really depends on your dog. I also find that sometimes the season matters as well. Canyon needs to have his meals increased during the summer and then he eats less in the winter months.

  2. Mango says:

    I say, go with whatever works. It is a little unsettling that she was getting sick an hour after eating (and only at night). But if the new regime agrees with her, than that is all that counts.

    Mango Momma

  3. Torie says:

    I used to feed her at about half 5 in the evenings. Unfortunately she started wakening me up at about half 6 in the morning, sometimes earlier. So i thought that maybe she was getting hungrier through the night. So i moved her feed til 7 at night. I did this a few weeks ago. She only started being sick the past couple of nights and nothing had changed. So the branch organiser suggested it could be that even though she eats pretty slowly, the food could be just lying there since she isn’t that active. I know you’re not really meant to mess around with the food but she is still getting the same ammount, just swapped around. It could be that maybe the heat too could be affecting her since it is getting warmer. I think if it was something serious she would be sick all the time. And she would be out of sorts. So i think i’ll keep it changed for a while and then in the winter i could give her the small one again in the morning since she wouldn’t be that active in winter if we got bad weather. But that’s ages away :). Take care, xxx.

  4. Michelle says:

    Since Troy is a labrador, he doesn’t care when he eats, so long as he eats lol! I do make sure not to give him too much though, because he needs to weigh between 31.3 and 33.5 kilograms. Troy does well with eating, so he’s got no problems at the moment! I think just feed your dog what’s comfortable for heer and take her to the vet if anything goes wrong.

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