Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling, Virginia, USA
Loosie, we suspected he needed floating or was developing ulcers when he stopped eating his old feed, but his overall behavior didn't say much towards either (since first he was playing with his hay, not just ignoring it, then eating his hay and leaving his grain). He dives right into the Senior, which has been giving him some weight gain. Since he likes it and it's working (for now), I don't want to bother my BO with a new brand of feed. I will ask about getting his teeth and tummy looked at just in case (I had my own endoscopy last year, go figure). It may have to wait, or I'll have to work out a payment plan depending on how much it is...as I just started my new job.
I don't think extra meals a day would be doable unless my BO is willing to take him out of the field to feed him during the day. I'd do it myself, but it's a 100 mile round trip to the barn and back home, and that would kill my vehicle mileage and my wallet (with the gas prices). It would be easier once his training with her is finished and I move him to a barn down here.
I will be (crossing my fingers) going up hopefully tomorrow to visit him and see how he's doing. I hate living so far away, but it was best for my situation. I will be taking pictures to compare to how he looked before so we can see how he's been doing in the weight gain...and muscle building since he's been in training every day (unless the BO's health took some bad turns...I know she had a few muscle tears in her hip and knee).