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Old 09-04-2018, 09:13 AM
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Overeating, doggie dementia?

We have recently combined a household and this involves my 18 year old miniature poodle, Princess, and my husband's 10 year old Chihuahua mix Link. They have both always had a bowl of dry food out for snacking and a bit of wet food in the mornings as they've gotten older.
My problem is that Princess has started overeating to the point of vomiting most days. We can go a week without an incident or wash her bedding every other day. I've taken her to the vet and they say nothing is wrong other than she is old enough to see some memory lapses.
My husband seems unwilling to change Link's feeding habits too drastically.
I'm kind of at a loss here...
Ideas? Thoughts? A good means of dealing with a sweet yet forgetful old lady dog?
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Is she eating it all at once or over time? Maybe you could stop free feeding and only have the dry food out twice a day for all dogs.

Did the vet have any suggestions?
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I'd lean towards not free feeding anymore but if you couldn't do that you could make Link's free food only available to him by putting up a barrier only he ca travel through.
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