I have a 6 month old coton. She has recently been spayed (6 days ago) and ever since she has been very hungry.
Before she got spayed she would often turn her nose up at dry food, and only eat it after she was certain I wasn't going to give her different food (tried to give her dry food after eating wet food for a few days and she would not eat for three meals).
As a treat, I got her a can of wet food to help her take pain meds. I would mix some of the wet food in with the dry food. She loved it and would always finish the entire bowl very quickly. At first I thought it was just because I had added wet food, but because she seemed hungry still after finishing her meal I tried giving her half a meal of dry food and she ate all of it.
I feed her the recommended 3/4 cups of dry food per day (as stated by the feeding charts), and she always wants more.
Today was the first day I let her eat until she wasn't interested in the dry food and she finished eating at 1 and 3/8 cups of food. Almost 2x as much food as recommended.
Theories I have as to why she might be hungry:
-hungry from surgery?
-cold weather (below zero and windy when we go for walks)?
Is it possible she is still hungry? Are any of my theories plausible?