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Pup over-fed while on short vacation!
My pup Aidan turned 5mo old toda. My husband and I left Thursday to go on a short trip and came back today(Sunday). Just 3 days! Aidan knows my in laws as he goes over to their farm with us often during the week for visits. My father in law is always remarking that he looks too thin. He was never too thin, but just where he was supposed to be. His Doc even says he looks to be a perfect weight. I gave them complete typed out, detailed instructions when we left on feeding, etc. Took his entire 2week supply plastic food bin with measuring scoop included. After just 3 days when my hubby and I saw him, we were shocked at how big and stocky he looked. He’s probably at least 5lbs overweight now! They had given him almost the entire container of food! It must have been triple what I told them to feed him. We weighed him and he’s now 45lbs. We can tell he doesn’t want to play like he normally does and just is lying around. My in-laws dog, border collie, is about 20lbs overweight. I don’t know what to do now about leaving him there in the future! I can only imagine if it had been a full week or more. I’m not happy about this, but it is what it is now, and I was thinking that I’d cut his normal feeding from 4 cups a day to 3 cups until he looses a few lbs. Is that what y’all would recommend?
Last edited by Lori Dwyer; 08-11-2019 at 10:54 PM.