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All of my dogs always got a second wind after eating. Normal.

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I am with the others, this is just normal puppy behavior. Great job noticing the pattern! Now you can adjust your routine to accommodate. When Tucker was little, he would have the same moments as you describe. I wish I could remember if it was after he had eaten. The walk suggestion after meals would probably help.
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You are entering that difficult phase of puppy ownership! My Ozzy is so sweet and gentle but I swear at that age we were convinced we had an aggression problem on our hands. I still have SO many clothes with holes in them (generally on the pants legs, but occassional shirts too). I remember a member here commenting that someday I'd look back fondly at the holes...she was right!
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Isn't it bad for their health going for a walk after eating. I always thought they could experience the serious medical issue Bloat? Any information on this. Thanks.
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We were lucky it was warm and could wear shorts because it was a nightmare to wear pants! I wore the same couple outfits everyday because I was tired of my clothes getting ripped! When I am cleaning or doing something messy I will wear one of my shirts with holes from the crazy Kasey days!
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Wow! A big thanks to all of you who answered my question about Lacie's wild behavior after she eats. I am so glad to hear that it is not the food but rather just normal golden retriever puppy behavior. I will take your advice and do a walk after we eat (about 20 minutes) and will keep it at a slow to moderate pace. I will also incorporate more exercise into her daily activity and will be aware if she is overtired and needs a nap. Thanks again for your comments and advice. It is much appreciated.
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It's a behavioral issue, has nothing to do with food. Are you spending time with the pup? Could be separation anxiety.

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Hi Rukiri,
Oh yes. I spend quite a bit of time with my puppy and my wife works from home, so she gets plenty of attention from her as well. Do you think maybe she gets too much attention and then has an issue with the times that she is alone? We usually let her nap in her crate before we feed her. Maybe that alone time before meals has something to do with it?
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I would leave her out before eating and put her in the crate to eat and for 15-20 minutes after then let her outside. By then she has digested and can safely run around and do her business outside.
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