At our home, we've learned over the years that the best way to ensure the safety of the kibbles is to keep them in a securely latched tote. This is because Brook has, on more than one occasion, grabbed a bag of kibbles and ripped into it and ate and ate and ate. There were a couple of scary bloat incidents as a result. After the first time, I purchased a snap lid type tote. That worked for a few days until Brook chewed the lid and got it off. Out came the bag of kibbles. Then a twenty pound weight on the lid. She knocked it off, opened the tote and ate the kibbles again.
So we now have, as part of our kitchen "decor", a tote with two metal latches to keep the kibbles and Brook safe. Sometimes, the opening of that tote creates more interest than other times.
|Twiggy and Brook|
Of course, it was the two highly food motivated/obsessed ones that were interested.
Twiggy spotted a piece of kibble on the bottom of the tote, so in she climbed.
|Twiggy: "I'm going in!"|
Brook missed the piece of kibble but decided to get in the tote and check in case there was any more.
|"I could chew a hole in the bag."|
The bag is 30 pounds of kibble which last us just over two weeks. (Breeze and foster Twiggy are eating puppy kibbles) This shows how small Brook is. When Forest was six months old, they were the same size.
|"Where's my breakfast?"|
I am still adding a little peanut butter gravy (1/2 tsp natural organic peanut butter and 1 tbsp hot water) to Breeze's kibbles and it seems to make meal times much more enjoyable for her. No more growling or pacing while she is eating. Yesterday, I added sweet potato instead. She was not impressed. We're staying with the peanut butter gravy.