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Old 10-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have had my dog on a raw diet since he was 4 months old, he is now a year and a month old. Recently, about 2 months ago, he sometimes won't eat his food... I think it's because he doesn't like it very much. I have tried giving him different varieties of meat, but that doesn't help much. He seems to like chicken more than the other types of meat. But too much chicken = tired of eating the same thing = not eating. He loves green tripe, so I mix a little bit of that in there, but then he'll sometimes just eat that.
I need help! What do you feed your dogs?
And since I started a raw diet, I haven't seen much change in the coat.
I give 50% raw meaty bones, 45% muscle meat, and 5% organ meat. I also supplement with salmon oil and an egg every 10 days...
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So I have had my dog on a raw diet since he was 4 months old, he is now a year and a month old. Recently, about 2 months ago, he sometimes won't eat his food... I think it's because he doesn't like it very much. I have tried giving him different varieties of meat, but that doesn't help much. He seems to like chicken more than the other types of meat. But too much chicken = tired of eating the same thing = not eating. He loves green tripe, so I mix a little bit of that in there, but then he'll sometimes just eat that.
I need help! What do you feed your dogs?
And since I started a raw diet, I haven't seen much change in the coat.
I give 50% raw meaty bones, 45% muscle meat, and 5% organ meat. I also supplement with salmon oil and an egg every 10 days...
i have my 10 month old on Purina lamb and rice formula since 8 months, before i had the same but puppy formula, they both love it , i also work the dogs out ,i walk him at least a mile includes running, jogging, obedience,and socialization with people and other dogs if they are around i do this every other day sometimes everyday, i do bitework 3x a week for now, hes only 10 months and is around 100 pounds. he gets home hungry i feed him 4 cups and 1/2 and give him about 8 treats everyday. tire your dog out and watch him be hungry he,s own body will ask for food like if it was water. feed him at the same time everyday he will learn to split the meal in half on hes own.
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So I have had my dog on a raw diet since he was 4 months old, he is now a year and a month old. Recently, about 2 months ago, he sometimes won't eat his food... I think it's because he doesn't like it very much. I have tried giving him different varieties of meat, but that doesn't help much. He seems to like chicken more than the other types of meat. But too much chicken = tired of eating the same thing = not eating. He loves green tripe, so I mix a little bit of that in there, but then he'll sometimes just eat that.
I need help! What do you feed your dogs?
And since I started a raw diet, I haven't seen much change in the coat.
I give 50% raw meaty bones, 45% muscle meat, and 5% organ meat. I also supplement with salmon oil and an egg every 10 days...
You give salmon oil daily? How much? Why 1 egg every 10 days?

Is he losing weight? How are his stools? Any vomiting? Has activity level changed that maybe he's not as hungry?
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i have my 10 month old on Purina lamb and rice formula since 8 months, before i had the same but puppy formula, they both love it , i also work the dogs out ,i walk him at least a mile includes running, jogging, obedience,and socialization with people and other dogs if they are around i do this every other day sometimes everyday, i do bitework 3x a week for now, hes only 10 months and is around 100 pounds. he gets home hungry i feed him 4 cups and 1/2 and give him about 8 treats everyday. tire your dog out and watch him be hungry he,s own body will ask for food like if it was water. feed him at the same time everyday he will learn to split the meal in half on hes own.
Recently I have been busy so I haven't had to chance to give him enough exercise. I may think that is the reason too. But also, back to the raw diet, Sometimes he won't eat beef heart, for example, but when I cut it up into little pieces, he'll eat it. But anyways, I'll take your advice on the exercise.
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You give salmon oil daily? How much? Why 1 egg every 10 days?

Is he losing weight? How are his stools? Any vomiting? Has activity level changed that maybe he's not as hungry?
Salmon Oil everyday, it says 6 pumps for my dogs weight but I give about 4 a day because I think 6 is too "oily". An egg for his coat. 3 times a month, not trying to overdue the eggs?
He is 70lbs. Stools are solid. He used to throw up bile because he was hungry in the mornings, since he wakes up earlier than me. But now I fixed that problem by giving him treats at night(midnight training ha ha). And his energy level is really active, seems really healthy.
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I would contact Carmen it there is an issue with his coat. I saw the biggest difference in Jax's coat and skin when I added her Shemp Oil.

What about the other things I asked? Any other changes?
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I would contact Carmen it there is an issue with his coat. I saw the biggest difference in Jax's coat and skin when I added her Shemp Oil.

What about the other things I asked? Any other changes?
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Maybe he's not eating as much because of hte midnight snacks? Personally, as long as he's healthy and not losing weight I would not get to concerned. Give him 15 minutes to eat. If he doesn't, pick it up.
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Maybe he's not eating as much because of hte midnight snacks? Personally, as long as he's healthy and not losing weight I would not get to concerned. Give him 15 minutes to eat. If he doesn't, pick it up.
I don't overdue the snacks, because he hasn't been eating his "real food" lately. I give him about 2-3 little snacks. But I hate picking up his food and trying to give it to him later. If he doesn't eat THAT now. He won't eat THAT later...
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You could have a vet check done on him to make sure he is healthy. Something that can affect the coat is a low thyroid (you would need to run a complete panel and not the one most vets run). If he is OK then I would say he is not hungry enough. Cut back on the amount of food you are feeding. If you pick up his food, give it to him later and he still doesn't eat then he goes hungry. I would feed more eggs. My guys get a bit more than one a day (from free range hens). The salmon oil should be around 1000 mg per 30# of body weight.

Alexis will not eat liver unless it is cut into small pieces and mixed with eggs and yogurt. Some dogs are that way. I do accommodate her.

The treats also may be more appealing so he is waiting for those instead of eating his meals.

How much are you feeding your dog?
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