Don't know about toys, but my SPOO often skips breakfast. Why do you need him to eat breakfast if he doesn't want it?
It can't imagine how to calculate the broth. There is nothing in it but turkey parts, legs & breasts, and it's sometimes richer than others, though I do water it down if it looks too rich.That doesn’t sound like much. I would think he’d weigh less unless he’s not very active.
Might be worth calculating the calories in the broth you’re giving him, especially if he’s getting it every day.
P.S. This is making me seriously miss having a small dog. They eat so little! How do people afford to feed giant breeds?
I would love to do that, but I feed freeze dried raw and it has to be hydrated. The Instinct Meals portion I give dry as training treats and bedtime snack. I may try feeding it entirely dry, but the manufacturers all recommend hydrating for better nutrient absorption.Set out all his food for the day, and proportion it into different times of the day.
deacon eats two cups of food, but he eats 4 times a day..
It is very possible that his bedtime snack is holding him over until around 1pm, and by "forcing" him to train with them at around 10am (or so) we are giving him food when he's not hungry. But he definitely wants that bedtime snack... he actually gives me the stare for it, and sometimes barks. I may have to try to move his dinner time to later and let him eat when he's hungry for breakfast or lunch.If your dog is overweight, might some of the morning reluctance be rooted in not needing the calories? If so, could you move the turkey meal to the AM to keep her blood sugar up? Then feed her kibbles etc. as training rewards throughout the day.
My big boys didn't eat breakfast either; they preferred to eat their breakfast as lunch. That was no problem for us; we just left dry kibble out until they felt like eating it. With my current dog I am now forced to portion his food into 4 daily meals, as the greedy cat hit 20 pounds after snacking on dog food all day.
You remove the skin? Or skim all the fat? I can see how this would add up quickly for a toy. I can also see how it would get tedious tracking it all so carefully! That’s where ample daily activity can really help.It can't imagine how to calculate the broth. There is nothing in it but turkey parts, legs & breasts, and it's sometimes richer than others, though I do water it down if it looks too rich.
I sometimes wish he was bigger so I didn't have to worry about every calorie I put in his mouth.
I make the soup with the skin on, strain it when done, and put it in the fridge for at least 24 hours so I can get rid of all the fat. BUT, turkey isn't that fatty to start with, so there isn't much to skim. It's not like chicken soup with has a lot of fat.You remove the skin? Or skim all the fat? I can see how this would add up quickly for a toy. I can also see how it would get tedious tracking it all so carefully! That’s where ample daily activity can really help.
Yes. We give dehydrated apple, and each slice is about 5 calories. We give him mini milk bones after dinner at 5 calories each. I don't measure the food - I weigh it and since I use different proteins every day from Primal, I have a chart telling me how much Instinct I need to add based on the Primal protein. It generally is 22 grams of food a day, plus the turkey, broth, and treats.Do know the calories of the treats? Because I think they might be more calories each than you think just as an example the tiny cookies and treats I give mine are between 5 to 8 Calories each and you need to include the food your hubby feeds him.
How do you measure the food? I bought a 2 tablespoon scoop to measure their food I feed mine 104 calories of food, and 10 calories of treats and 15 calories of peanut butter daily. Mine get fed at 4:30 am and 5 p.m. yes they do get other treats but that is every few days the odd piece of fruit and veg.
Gilligan might just eat later, but he is still probably eating a little too much.