Our Two Weim Family
~in New Hamshire
We wanted to send you a quick update on Bacchus. He is doing great, and is a total Love! Crate training is going very well. He asks to go out by sitting at door and giving a little whimper to go potty. The recall is pretty excellent–, about 80% coming when called, maybe actually a little better than that. Taun went into a pretty severe depression first week of bringing Bacchus home. He is slowly coming around and beginning to play. He’s not thrilled but is realizing he’s here to stay.
I do have one question for you though, Bacchus is a total chow hound, frantic when being fed is pretty much inhaling his food. I got a slow feeder for him which has done just that, slowed him down. I feed him 3 times a day with little snackie servings in between. I guess My question is…..will he outgrow this, or just a wait and see? Assuming maybe because he was one of the smaller pups he had to try a little harder to get his share. Just wondering your thoughts…..
We couldn’t be happier with this little guy, thank you! ~ Laura and Jon
Laura made the trip out west to visit family and to pick up Bacchus. She flew into Boise and back to Seattle. Then she boarded a flight to take them home where Bacchus would meet his brother and Jon who anxiously awaited their arrival. By the way, she flew with him on Jet Blue–and gave an excellent recommendation for the airline’s pet-friendly nature.
Finally, we are happy the journey went well, and that Bacchus is settling into his new life. Too bad about Taun’s depression. Nonetheless, soon they will be the best of friends sharing everything–well maybe not dinner.
The Gulping of the food is an issue in this breed. Many cite it as a problem that could lead to bloat. Of course, you want to do everything possible to break Bacchus of eating fast–or inhaling the food. It is a hard thing to change. Who can guess why one does it, and another always picks at the food? The special bowl (designed to make them eat slower) is a great idea. I would stay vigilant and try to find ways to keep him from being determined to eat quickly. He may also be growing (and hungry). It is hard to know how much to feed a growing pup. Too much can cause gastric issues. Not enough leaves them famished and searching for anything to ingest–even rocks. (Eke) There is no simple solution. Let us know how it goes. We sincerely hope it gets better as he gets through the initial growth spurt. By the time he is four months old, he will look adult-like and yet still be very much a puppy. (Haha) Thank you for taking the time to write and to let us know all is well.