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post #12 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 02:32 PM
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I’ve only boarded my dogs a few times, but each time I was told they did not eat much and they came back looking noticeably thinner.

Kip is a somewhat reluctant eater, but I always chalked it down to the fact that he expects to get his medicines (which he hates) before he gets his meal (the ones that were supposed to taste good I tried putting in his food--apparently they don’t taste good to him). I figure that is why he won’t come for his meal readily. I’ve tried giving him his meds at other times, but he stores them in the back of his throat and is perfectly capable of spitting them out five minutes later when he thinks I’m not looking. He’s a difficult dog to give pills to, and he needs so many; I find that the extra saliva he produces just before he eats helps those pills slide down.

He doesn’t seem to like me watching him eat.
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