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    Cathy I experience the opposite! yikes! lol

    I have heard that boys are typically bigger than girls so they get more food becaues of that, but Faith would eat all day and all night if I let her.

    Avi told me he was going to feed her until she stopped eating just to see how much she would eat Men.. .. ..

    Kos doesn't seem to be too picky about what treats he spits out since faith came home so I do have to be happy for that i suppose (:

    He will now eat those yogurt drops (where he wouldn't before) and those wellness wellbites (which he wouldn't before either.) so at least we can add some variety to his treats
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    Shelby gets 1/3 cup and Jake gets 2/3 cup of CA Natural. Jake definitely needs more than Shelby but he's much bigger than her and much much more active. He would chase a ball until he collapses if I let him. Shelby actually neds to drop a little weight whereas Jake is perfect at his current weight.
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    If my husband has not been home all day, I'd have to be a fool to try and feed her within 1/2 of him coming in. Often its dinner time and she is hungry because as I start preparing she jumps about my feet - but if that door opens and in walks my husband, daugher or heavens forbid her boyfriend (who Kodee wants to run away with and marry) she will run from that food and want to only play with whoever arrived. People mean more to her than food that simple.

    So on that note, maybe faith is not doing anything wrong, its not her fault but for whatever reason kosmo's eating has been disrupted with her appearance. perhaps feeding him like you mentioned when she is down for the night and he appears looking for food might get him started on eating more and in time he will fuss less over it.

    Fussy eaters will find any excuse not to eat. I could one chicken breast a wk and cut up into 3 day portions (freeze 2) and use that to sprinkle on her food, or grated low fat cheddar or just a spoon dipped in plain low fat yogurt. For her the surprise of which keeps her interested enough to eat a little at her slow meal.

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    Do you feed Faith and Kos together? Perhaps he just wants his space when he eats. It could be territorial (Faith can be a bit dominating with her presence ) or just "First child syndrom"

    Stewie is like this and is so stubborn that he wouldn't eat for days after we got Cody and Wesley. I would call him for dinner with the rest of the "lowly dogs" and it was like he was offended to be considered one of them and he refused to budge . lol. I brought the food to him in a different room (he felt special again) and the problem was solved.
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    LOL Monica.. that's hilarious! thanks for giving me a chuckle.. maybe he feels "underneath" and would rather eat without her there.. he does want to eat about 10:00PM for some weird reason.. by that time Faith has already crashed .. I don't mind when he wants to eat - as long as he eats..

    He doesn't eat the same food as her in the AM.. she eats NV RAW in the mornings and Evo in the evenings along with him.. .. He won't even look at the raw so I don't bother trying to give it to him in his bowl anymore.. I always take about a grape size on a fork and try to make him eat off of that but he hasn't accepted that even one time oh well
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    A friend of mine had a dog that lost too much weight while she had him kenneled for a few weeks. Her vet told her to add some high quality chicken broth to his food every day. You can buy some good quality broths in the organic section of the supermarket, in paper boxes that you can reclose and keep in the fridge. You might try adding a little of that to his dry food--it might make all the difference to his willingness to eat--my dogs love broth.
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    Fergus was very fussy about his food for about the first year and would barely eat anything dog food wise. I then started to cook food for him in big batches with meat and rice and vegies and his eating really improved. I would still get your little one checked by the vet but that was something that worked for us. After a year he started to eat much better but he's still by no means a big eater.
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    Sara

    I do agree that Kosmo has lost weight, but as you said he is much more active now compared to when little Miss Faith arrived.

    Whenever I have seen Kosmo and added chicken breast or stewing beef or even hamburger to his EVO he has always gobbled it up.

    I would definetely try adding some to his kibble and some veggies too.

    Giving his some cheese for treats is a good idea too, I would also give him a multivitamin.

    Darby also looks thin, he is very long.
    We have a Vet appointment next Saturday, I will ask if she thinks he is too thin. When Frank took him to be neutered in Dec she said he was perfect and he is heavier now. I also think he looks thinner because his coat has not come in yet either.
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    Wait a sec, am I feeding charlie too much? He's 6 months old and about 11 lbs and I feed him 1/2 a cup in the morning and night. His weight seems to be fine but I'm worried this is too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom_of_2_Cavies View Post
    A friend of mine had a dog that lost too much weight while she had him kenneled for a few weeks. Her vet told her to add some high quality chicken broth to his food every day. You can buy some good quality broths in the organic section of the supermarket, in paper boxes that you can reclose and keep in the fridge. You might try adding a little of that to his dry food--it might make all the difference to his willingness to eat--my dogs love broth.
    Oh I love this idea! Kodee weight is good the vet says but she can bounce to thin. But more important she is loosing teeth now and i noticed sometimes she works on one little piece and it pops out of her mouth and she picks it up again - its sad to watch. She didnt like the water softening it but your broth idea sounds more appealing! Sorry Sara for stealing the thread for a sec!

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