He is doing FANTASTICALLY!!! Again- if it goes off, he won't touch it so no worries there I leave their mince in(they get commercial raw in the mornings) for a good part of the day. If they've not eaten "enough" for me, I will often add a bit more water and mix it in. Most will take it like that. So let's say several hours?
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Here we are on day 3. There was some reluctance (see video) because he just wanted to play, inbetween very good 3 to 10 second episodes of chowing down. Any advice for this? I think maybe give him closer to 4 hours since his last food, so he'll be hungrier, and let him have playtime before feeding. Does that sound like a plan, or are there other tricks I'm missing out on?
Yesterday, we left him soup overnight in place of kibble, and he didn't touch it, so we provided 3.0 oz of kibble this morning. We'll be leaving soup in with him again tonight. Tomorrow morning, I'll hand-feed instead of giving kibble if I'm worried about the amount he's gotten overnight.
The soup today was very thick and closer to ground meat than soup. It was about half as puree'd as yesterday, and with much less water. We observed him chewing and swallowing a piece of ligament about the size of a penny and about as thick, along with normal pinky-nail sized pieces of heart and liver. He ate 1.5 oz today and weighed in at 2.8 lbs, which is a loss of 0.2 lbs from 4 days ago. Is this a concern? If so, what do I do about it?
Updated spreadsheet (poops and amounts eaten) here.
Thanks for all of the advice and support! You guys rock!
Last Edit: May 17, 2014 17:51:28 GMT -5 by Deleted