pitbullmamaliz wrote:I agree with Jenn - stuff her Kongs with her dinner. Put a smidge of peanut butter into the small hole of the Kong to stop it up, and then put some fat-free or low-fat yogurt (which is MUCH healthier than the peanut butter), mixed with her kibble, into the Kong. Do it in advance so it can be frozen.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:Where'd you read that yogurt is bad? PB is bad in large amounts because it has a tendency to cause pancreatitis due to the fat content. But I've only ever read wonderful things about yogurt.
You should aim to feed her for the weight you WANT her to be, not where she is now.
Jenn wrote:That is a RECOMMENDATION on the bag, as I was told a long time ago. It isn't the "rule", reduce her food to 2 cups, 1 in the morn, 1 in the evening.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:I know carrots are fine, not sure why peas wouldn't be. Canned pumpkin (not the pie mix) is also a very healthy, low-fat Kong stuffer.
BigDogBuford wrote:Buford is about 90lbs and only gets a cup and a half of kibble per day. He's a couch surfer so he doesn't need much to keep him going!
mnp13 wrote:I agree with the others - fill her kongs with plain fat-free yogurt and veggies and her dinner.
Feeding her once a day is not making her fat, over feeding her is making her fat. No worries, we've all done it. And I would stick with once a day personally, if you cut her food back and freeze it into the kong, it will take a while for her to eat it, giving you plenty of time for studying!
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