Have Zeke ever had a complete thyroid panel run? Hypothyroidism can cause a number of problems, from hunger to aggression. If he hasn't had one done in the last year, perhaps it would be a good idea to get it ruled out.
Pred will cause hunger and mood swings, too, so hopefully his coming off of it will help.
I'm glad that you are starting to identify the triggers, and hopefully the changes you are making will make the fights go away. I feed the girls in their crates, and any large treats are given in their crates as well. Both will stare eye holes into us when we are eating, but Trina is trained to "go lay down" on command, and we are working on that with Jenny as well. She is only 8 months old and still trying to "hypnotize" us into doing what she wants (lol), but she understands sit & will eventually get "down" as well. I have a hard and fast rule that they do not get food from our plates, and if we do save a crust or two for them, they have to go to the kitchen and do a sit/stay before getting it. Any move on either girls part to try to take from the other is firmly and immediately corrected. I am the "food goddess", and I try to make it clear from the get go that it's me (and now Ben) who say who gets what, where, and when.
I'm so glad that you see some hope and have some ideas on how to resolve this, Gary. I know it's been really hard on all of you.
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