Tips to Manage A Food-Motivated Dog - Hank always seems hungry but should we keep feeding him? We have two dogs a retriever/chow mix named Indy Anna, who eats when she’s hungry but won’t always lick her bowl clean; and an Anatolian Shepherd named Hank, who acts like he’s starving regardless of how much or how recently he’s eaten. He’s a healthy weight and our vet says he gets the right amount of food, regardless of Hanks opinion. Having spent quite a bit of time figuring out how best to take care of him I’ve come up with a few things that have helped us and might help you with your own food-motivated dog. Differing Opinions Our dog and our vet disagree (dramatically) on how much is enough food. While Hank seems hungry, I’ve had to learn to trust the vet. I spent a few months over-feeding him, followed by a year of trying to get the excess weight off. Now that Hank’s back in shape, I have to stick with the plan, knowing that his appetite will adjust itself now that his weight’s stabilized. With regular c
Hank always seems hungry, no matter how much he eats. These tips have helped us keep him full without gaining extra weight.
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