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Unread 01-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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We have a beatifull 20 week old Irish Setter Bitch (Caiomhe). She is growing fast and is in great shape according to the vet. We have fed her on Eukauba dry puppy food on breeders advice from day one. She woofs it down, so we split the meal into two, three times a day. She is always hungry and will attempt to steal any food! We are now adding a small amount of pasta to each meal to try & bulk the meal, but cannot fill her. Any suggestions please? Thanks

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I think at that age three meals a day is the way to go. Also you might try to get her to eat slowly with one of those special bowls - someone posted it somewhere recently but I can't seem to find it. It's normal for dogs to want to steal food, after all they are opportunists.
At least she is food-motivated which should help with training.
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and its normal for a pup to do so..

just check her for worms.. but if she's in good shape its just greedy..

and all pups will steal food so that's nothing unusual shes just a happy pup.. and please post photos and welcome to the forum
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Also if you want to save money and stop her eating too fast you can put a big ball in her bowl, but it has to be big enough that she can't pick it up, as then she will have to push the ball around to eat.
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What our breeder, as well as others, told us to add to the food was green beans to help fill him up.

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I was gonna say has she been wormed, and Monkey beat me to to it, I had a Irish setter bitch too, years ago and she was the oppisite, the ball in the bowl is a good idea, she maybe just greedy its not unusal,{sp} in puppies.
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At 20 weeks, your large breed pup is reaching her time of maximum growth, and energy demand. Please ensure that she is receiving enough calories and nutrition to meet the growth demands for her weight, age and breed. Her growth rate will start to ease off in a couple of months, but right now, she needs about 1.7 times as many calories of energy as an adult of her size.
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We wormed her only a couple of weeks ago. She has always been greedy, our last dog (English Cocker) was greedy but not like this! Took her to vets yesterday and they think she is a little thin (14.5kgs), so they have done a blood test, which came back OK. They have sent for another test to see if she is having a problem absorbing her food. She is full of energy, but will beg and eat anything (inc poo!)

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Some puppies do eat poo, mine did, but they grew out of it, good luck with the vets though.
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Red face My dog is greedy too!!

I know exactly how you feel, its so frustrating! I have a fully grown dalmation, she is over 12 months old and i feed her on superdog, well being, young at heart, its for dogs in their prime, i give her a 1 litre jug full 3 times a day and and it still doesnt fill her. she pinches sweet of my kids, and constantly walks around searching and sniffng for food, she constantly watches while we are eating a bag of crisps, she dont take her eyes off you, its the same when we are making tea. just tonight as i got up to come over to the laptop to look fo a cure for it (this is when i found this site) she jumped up and ran to the kitchen door cos she thought I was going in there. If she i thirsty she waits at the loung door cos she wants to drink the toilet water (and the washing up bowl) and even worse, my daughter is potty training, she cleaned that out too, that was before my daughter had chance to wipe her bottom (doesn't mater whats in it-she eats the lot). Now, she did have pups just before xmas, they are now 5 weeks old and she is at the point where she has only been going in through the night, I am gradually cutting her down from them so by the time thy are 6 weeks they won't be having non of her milk, as they are all re ally good eaters (just like their mum) she even tried to steal her puppies food,

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