We have started having to lightly sear Chance's food to get her to eat it during the hotter weather of summer. With her many health issues, we can't "tough love" her by letting her get hungry enough to finally eat it. We also can't feed her smaller meals throughout the day because she will only eat breakfast and dinner and refuses to eat her meals broken up like that.
I've also started making her "meatballs" with hamburger, cream cheese, eggs, and her favorite treats ground up to hold everything together. She always loses weight during the summer because she doesn't eat as well when it's hot out plus she loses weight on vacation because of all the swimming she does. The only problem is, she doesn't really have any weight to lose so she tends to get too ribby. Last year she dropped 4 lbs. over the summer. This year, she's only lost 2 lbs. but that's thinner than her vet wants her at. Luckily, Miss Picky likes her fattening meatballs. We'll see if we've reversed the weight loss, or at least stopped it, at her next rehab vet appointment.
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