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My 2 1/2 year old doberman/german short haired pointer and she is a smart one. However, My children leave open the pantry door by accident and Bella eats until she throws up. I love her and she just got into the pantry door again and ate until she threw up. She was just seen by a vet less than a month ago and all is healthy. However, my Canine behavior consultant and a certified nutritional specialist, says it's known for dobermans who eat too much if they have access to food. Any advice or other ideas for a tight air container for the dog food??:thanx:
 

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Dobermans are known to bloat. How is your girl now? Did you take her to the vet?

Are your children allowed in the pantry? If not, I would get a child lock for the door. You can store dog food in a Rubbermaid container, I have one with a lid that snaps shut, but even this is not dog proof is she is left alone and determined to get into it. Can you store the food higher up in the pantry?

Hope she feels better!
 

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Dobermans are known to bloat. How is your girl now? Did you take her to the vet?

Are your children allowed in the pantry? If not, I would get a child lock for the door. You can store dog food in a Rubbermaid container, I have one with a lid that snaps shut, but even this is not dog proof is she is left alone and determined to get into it. Can you store the food higher up in the pantry?

Hope she feels better!
She went to the vet less than a month ago and was healthy at 47 lbs. And My dog nutritionist said they are known to get into stuff it's not put "Up". She'll eat and eat till she throws up. I have a rubber maid container so when I get her food tomorrow, I will put it in there. The kids are allowed in the pantry. I am definitely going to put it up. Both my schnauzer's are on grain free diet as well as well.
 

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The fact that she went to the vet a month ago means nothing at the moment and I hope she will be okay.

Please make sure your children are not enabling this dog to get into things, that is not just "doberman".
How are my children "enabling" my dog to get into things? They are 15 and 13 years old, one with high functioning autism. They just forget to close the pantry door it's a complete accident. She feels fine and her stomach is not bloated. She just seems sleepy.
 

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They have what they call vittle vaults heavy plastic with a screw on lid come in different sizes. It is dangerous for a dog to over eat they can bloat which can kill them also they can get pancreatitis ? then they need to be under vet care with IV's. How old are your kids maybe you need to sit down and tell them it is dangerous for the dog to eat too much food. Old enough to get in the pantry old enough to learn to shut the door if you have a door on it you can shut.Nothing against your kids but sometimes parents just tell kids not to do stuff but do not sit them down and explain why not to do it. Yes I'm a parent he is now 40. Good Luck hope your Fur Kid will be OK.
 

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Was it only her own food that she ate? If she ate people food until she threw up I'd be taking her to the vet. It's not just a "doberman" thing. If I allowed my cocker spaniel access to food, accidental or not, she would eat until she died I think lol
 

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If your kids can't be trusted to keep doors closed, maybe you can put a baby gate up inside the door- just inside, so the door is still able to close, as a 'safety' if the door is forgotten again.

Just as a side note..If my dog got into the pantry and was visibly sick, I'd certainly be on my way to the vets office.
 

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If your kids can't be trusted to keep doors closed, maybe you can put a baby gate up inside the door- just inside, so the door is still able to close, as a 'safety' if the door is forgotten again.

Just as a side note..If my dog got into the pantry and was visibly sick, I'd certainly be on my way to the vets office.
I am going to put her food converted garage with a ten gallon tub and in the den (fully converted garage), they closet contractor put in there put a slide lock on the closet. I think that is where I am going to put here the puppies food there. And she wasn't visibly sick, she was just sleepy and wagging her tail. :)
 

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Some dogs, (and from my experience they do not have to be Dobes) will stuff themselves until they throw it all back up.
My advice, get a solid sealable container, move the dogs food to a place where the kids don't have access and make sure if the kids (I appreciate one has Special Needs) open the pantry door then they had best start to close it behind them, because in my opinion and I truly do appreciate how difficult this may be to implement but facts are, today it's the pantry door, tomorrow it could well be the door out into the street they simply forget to close.
 

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I second the Vittles Vault suggestion. I have two high functioning autistic kids, and I have actual deadbolt locks on my pantry doors (thumblatch on inside, heyhole on outside). Almost any dog (or cat for that matter) faced with such a feast is going to eat as much as they possibly can, as fast as they can.

GSPs and Dobes are both breeds prone to bloat, and overeating can trigger an attack. She really should be seen by a vet, just to make sure she gave it all back, if nothing else.
 

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Cujo was my pantry thief. Still dont know how that cabinet got open. I know I closed it before we left and he is my challenged pet...so I still wonder...who opened it? I moved all goodies up and canned foods down. Thankfully Kyrah is well behaved b/c she has access to the cereal cabinet, fridge & pantry and she knows how to open all those doors. When we are gone she sleeps on the couch. Glad you are doggie proofing everything.

Be careful if she is eating human food.Cujo ate a box of little debbie fudge brownies and was definately sick the next day. He couldnt or wouldnt move around for a couple hours. (yes, I was in contact with my vet as soon as I found out he ate them.)
 

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As for the update, hubby is the one mixing her old food with her new food and she is getting sick. He only feeds her every fourth day because we have a schedule on who feeds the dogs on what day. Argh!! However, I put her food in a big tub with snapping handles on both sides and it's in the pantry. ;)

And I am looking up this vittle stuff now.
 
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