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Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Diesel's Dad, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Diesel's Dad

    Diesel's Dad Member Registered

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    79400413-1808-4A1B-8031-0CAB213CFE34.jpeg So Diesel is doing great and this weekend will be his first walk in the big wide world, assuming he gets better on the leash! So looking forward to burning off a bit of his boundless energy!

    Only 2 speeds, sleep or flat out zoomies!

    Question; have any of the wise advisors who suggest no excercise for an hour after food ever kept a boxer pup?! Jesus, he’s unstoppable! Let him outside for toilet shortly after food and he’s racin around like a lunatic!

    Understand this can lead to gastric torsion so not just a fun question!

    Thanks,

    DD
     
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    My whippet pup can be the same so i just put him on a lead after meals to stop the zoomies!
     
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    Ain’t got him to accept the leash yet unless he’s got a constant supply of treats dangled under his nose!
     
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    I believe the evidence that exercise after meals causes bloat is thin. This article might be of interest: https://dkoch.ch/fileadmin/user_upl...lchiurgie/Stomach_torsion_in_the_dog_Koch.pdf I think I would encourage rest or quiet play, but also make sure he's getting several small meals rather than fewer large ones, slow down feeding, e.g. scattering kibble over an area or using a 'slow feed' bowl, and maybe limit the amount of water available if he has a tendency to gulp it down.
     
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    I don't really have any advice, but just want to say he is super CUTE!
     
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    Thanks pongo. Yes, he’s an angel when he’s tired! Currently being a devil dog and chewing everything in sight, especially me!
     
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    Hmmm I remember those days well. Taz was the same - so exhausting. Worse than my kids when they were toddlers.
    Taz is four and a half now and has just started to slow down to normal speed - thank goodness ;)
     
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    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    Haha, super cute! Wouldn't have another pup if ya paid me:D, but love seeing and hearing of other peoples:p.
     
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    No nor me! A rescue for me next time. My previous dog was a two year old rescue and never put a paw wrong - total opposite to this one lol
     
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