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What would one do in a situation like this?
« on: December 08, 2006, 12:43:38 pm »
=-= *sighs* I go to leave dogs out just a little while ago and the dog food container is wide open and one of the dogs ate a good portion of the dry dog food in there. Dogs in their cages and one dog is shaking...pulled her out and shes bloated like hell. God...this dog is such a glutton. As if we never fed her. What in the world can one do to stop a dog from being like this? We feed her good 2 times a day and yet she acts like shes starving. >.< Now I got a dog thats as wide as a house.

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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 04:15:23 pm »
Is the dog desperate, or only very glad for food?
If it's desperate, it might be something wrong with the dog, I think there's some sickenesses that gives that effect. If it just does what it can to get food, but doesn't seem desperate, then it's probably normal, I believe it's an dog instinct (and probably wolf as well) to eat when possible and like most instincts it seems to vary in strength from creature to creature.

The first case is hard to fix, but a vet would be a good idea to start with.
The second case is much easier, stopp feeding the dog whenever it begs and put the food somewhere it can't get it, and it'll thin down after a while.

By the way, twice a day?
I dunno if species mather, but that seems a bit often when Golden Retrivers should be fed once a day, but that depends on how much you feed it I guess.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 06:17:51 pm »
Can dogs have the disease where they think that they are starving all the time but are actually not, so they eat a lot of food, like those humans have?

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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 07:10:10 pm »
Can dogs have the disease where they think that they are starving all the time but are actually not, so they eat a lot of food, like those humans have?
If humans can have a sickness, it's probably possible for animals to have a similar one as well.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 07:17:25 pm »
In my experience, whether the dog is well-fed or not, they all eat like gluttons. The only solution is to keep the food where they cannot get it.

I had a dog that was obese, and EXTREMELY well-fed, but she still ate like she was starving to death. Same with a hound we had. They're just gluttons, dogs have a hard time controlling themselves. They'll eat until they vomit, and then keep eating.

Usually if you train them properly when they're young they learn not to do that, but if it's an adult there's really nothing to do.

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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 08:32:12 pm »
Yes there is, use a rolled up news paper and hit the dog when it tries to pig out.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 08:34:57 pm »
I tried that with my dog. The little bitch didn't even care, she kept up her gluttonous ways.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 08:57:12 pm »
Have you tried actually kicking her, Flinch?
'Cuz that works too if the paper doesn't.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 09:07:08 pm »
Kicking an animal is classified as animal cruelty. You can be fined and in some cases put in prison for a charge of cruelty to animals.
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Re: What would one do in a situation like this?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006, 01:52:31 am »
XD I always fed my dog treats and stuff until I noticed that he was starting to plump up. The secret is to just feed them a bowl or two a day, and then nothing. No matter how cute it is when they look up at you when you're eating. X3
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