We are scheduled to take Brodie, who is almost 2 years old to be neutured on Tuesday. He is totally insane for his food. We cannot feed him after 8:00 p.m. the nigh before. My husband and I are usually up at 5:00 a.m. We are going to try to sleep in as late as possible. Can anyone offer any suggestions to keep him occupied. We cannot drop him off to the vet until 8:30 a.m. I am so dreading Tues. morning. Anyone who has a lab, knows how crazy they are for their food. We will definitely have a couple of hours to kill. HELP!!
Two different suggestions --
1. Call your vet, explain Brodie's behavior and the situation, see if the vet has some med compatible with Tuesday's operation and anesthesia you can give him either the night before or early that morning that would mellow him out.
2. If not #1, is there an activity that Brodie likes more than eating? When my Bess was alive, although she was an omniverous glutton, she liked retrieving even more than that. So an activity that morning like retrieving (swimming retrieves could be even better) might also help distract him.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Just empathizing. I HATE having to bring dogs in for procedures for that very reason...especially when you have others at home....trying to feed them without letting the surgery dog know. No help...but just remember that regardless of the face they give you, they'll live through missing a meal.
I will usually put one kibble in the dish. Makes them think they are eating though they aren't.
♣ Laura ♣