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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 AM
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Default For Real: Why Do Old People Overfeed?

Maybe this sounds silly. But it does put the animals at risk, I've an elderly parent who continually feeds her pets, they can barely waddle around.

No matter how many times we tell her, notes, reminders, hide pet food, she refills the bowl feeding the pets sometimes 5x/day.

We Americans are obese, maybe it's the same affect we have on our pets?

Do we like to spoil our pets killing with kindness?

She's not very mobile and so cannot exercise her pets which would be ideal.


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Hello Vaughn,

Is there any chance that you or someone can pre-portion and date/time on the food, into baggies / packages for her so she can understand, that you would of course recycle the plastic and just put new dates on the labels on the used baggies?

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that's a good idea, she gets fairly confused these days, unfortuantely its the dogs that suffer. i'll ask my sister if she wants to do it.
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Default Easy exercise??

I think Cushing’s has a great solution – much better than mine – I was thinking – some magic houdini-esque bowl that would look full even when it was empty so your parent (mom) would be “fooled” and not feed the dogs so much.

I mentioned it to friend who thought I was nuts lol – I don’t think these bowls exist, by the way – except maybe at Hogwarts!

Anyway, I did think something that my friend considered somewhat sane and helpful so I thought I’d pass it on. I was thinking at sometimes feeding is an expression of love (think stereotypical Jewish/Italian grandmother and, ahem, myself with my pets  they are so cute with treats!).

So, being that they are obese – maybe adding some very easy activities to the “loving my dog” reality – could help transform some of the love=food energy to the love=toys/playing with them energy).

I thought at first the pets were cats – so I figured maybe a feather on a stick or something tied to a string – things your mom could do relatively easily. But since they are dogs I guess the predatory instinct that would make them jump at that sort of toy would depend on the breed? Maybe it’s worth a try figuring out if one or more of them might move at all with this kind of stimulation.

I’ve seen some people have used treadmills to exercise their pets.

And also, depending on their personalities this might work – I saw someone used a light pointer on a wall that their dog would chase.

Probably as with overweight people, getting moving would be a bit of a challenge no matter what.

I assume you have lo-cal food – and in terms of having difficulty losing weight and metabolism – you might want to check the chemicals in the food. Excitotoxins/free glutamates are a huge culprit when it comes to weight gain and difficulty in losing weight in people – I assume it’s the same with animals.

If there’s any easy activity for your mom to do with her dogs that they would respond(move) to – that could help shift the love/food paradigm if it exists – to love/play which could help overall.


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Hi Free,
we cook our own food.
chihuahua's x3
mom finds the food even when we hide it.
they're all fat, they do run after squirrels when the weather is nice out, rarely.
appreciate your help.
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Hey Vaughn!

Well, quite a conundrum there! – I will keep my intuition open to possibilities –

I was thinking of a show I saw a while back though – obesity isn’t necessarily a health risk – maybe your dogs are some of those lucky ones! Maybe the love given mitigates the effects – no matter how they might look – ie rolly polly Chihuahuas?

(I’ve got some fat little piggies (guinea) and they just eat grass! And not much of that!)

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