Food

by Anne Marie
(Chicago)

How come Great Pyrs don't eat as much?

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Aug 02, 2016
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Appetites
by: Donna

They are low energy, low metabolism and only eat as much as they need.

As guardian livestock dogs, they wander with the livestock and only spring into action as required.

I switched, personally, to raw because my Pyr disliked kibble. She lay in front of her bowl eating a piece at a time. It was painful to watch. I'm so glad I made the switch. She loves to eat now but still only as much as she needs.

Aug 06, 2016
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Multi pet feeding
by: Martha

We have a multi pet home. Our great Pyr Frankie (11), and rescues Morkie Josie (6) and Daschund Niya (1). We also have a cat (Pumpkinz). Niya is the latest addition to our pack and the very first "hound" type dog I've had.

BTW - we do a mix of 70%-30% raw here and are working our way up to 100%.

Well, I must have been spoiled having a pyr that has no issues with feeding time, or food. No food aggression - what's hers is yours and she is very polite and won't go into another's bowl - with out expressed permission and urging from me.

Josie too, no problems with eating, except for being picky. Josie likes to nap, graze a bit, nap, graze a bit....a smiliar pattern to our cat.
Pumpkinz is part of pack feeding and he too lines up and grazes throughout the day between naps.

But this little weiner dog!! It chews/eats/gnaws everything it can reach starting with the most pungent, aromatic items in the house (from food, garbage, shoes - you name it - she wants to eat it.) She is protective over her food - she growls and this throws off the harmony that has always been "feeding time at the zoo" at our place. Not to mention the potential for harming herself by eating something dangerous - she doesn't mind eating plastic or leather.

We are trying adjustments to feeding time and of course "damage control" when it comes to protecting her from harming herself and safeguarding our shoes and belongings.

Wondering if any sage advice out there?

Aug 07, 2016
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Feeding
by: Donna

You may have to put a basket muzzle on your Doxie to keep her safe except when it's meal time.

As for guarding her food, it's good that she growls. She is just saying she doesn't want another dog near her bowl. Nothing wrong with that. Feed her in a separate area.

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