Feline Eating Disorders
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Feline Compulsive Eating Disorders

| Modified on Dec 17, 2020
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Posted by Bobtail (Tunapuna, El Dorado, Trinidad) on 12/07/2011

Hi, I have a 4 month old male rottweiler who is not growing normally. He is the last of 3 rotts that I have, my first is a 2 year old female, the second is a 7 month old female and my last is the 4 month old male. My other rotts eat well, I feed the bigger dogs 3 times a day, each one eats different amounts of food and they are fine, however the baby is a finicky eater, he eats 4 times a day. I started feeding him half cup 4 times daily but he won't eat all everytime I feed him and he is too small for his age. He is very active and plays all the time, he will even take on the bigger dogs, but he won't always eat all his food.

I spoke to the vet and was advised to start feeding him cooked food, which is what I give the other dogs, it is a mixture of minced chicken, minced beef and liver with grated vegs, (pumpkin, carrots, sweet pepper, and potatoes). This is mixed into the chow, they all love it, but he will still eat most of it and leave some back.

Can anybody help me here....

EC: See "satin balls" to help put weight on dog:



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Posted by Valerie (VA) on 12/17/2020

Hi Lisa,

I'm merely a cat caregiver and not a vet but I'm a little person and always have been but I have a normal appetite. I grew slowly and was always diminutive for my age but mostly pretty healthy. Your dog could just have some untypical genes that will always keep him from being a big dog but that doesn't mean he won't be as healthy as you say he appears to be at the moment. Once I became interested in yoga I also adopted a vegetarian diet although eating meat was never an issue. My digestive tract prefers this but goes along without complaint on the few occasions when I do have some fish or chicken but I go for it being as organic as possible. And at 71 I'm far healthier than probably 95% of the people my age. I seldom have any health issues, I've seldom been to the doctor my whole life and I still bike 1500+ miles a year in hilly central VA. The take-away: go with what Nature provides you with, opt for what keeps him and our planet healthy and don't fret over normalcy. Some of us are okay being ab(ove)normal. He might be full when he leaves the rest of his meal. Slender and small are okay when looking at what makes for a healthy dog. Fat is to be avoided. "Don't worry, be happy" that he's playful and has good self-confidence.