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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2014, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Whole sardines

I have been feeding raw to my two dogs (one 14 mth old female GSD and one 11 yr old male Siberian Husky) for about 3 wks now with great results till recently. I tried giving them a whole, half frozen sardine and neither dog would eat it. My GS finally ate the head and eventually ate the majority of the sardine after I cut it up into large chunks for her. My Siberian wouldn't touch it. Any suggestions on how to get a dog use to eating a whole raw fish?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2014, 10:00 PM
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Maybe they just don't like them? I don't know. When I gave my girl a sardine she looked at me like I was trying to poison her.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 11:21 AM
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My puppy is reluctant on the sardines as well. I find that it helps to limit his choices, that is, I give him only the sardine. Once it is eaten, I give him other things. Also, I have been tracking what he likes and when he likes it. He really hates sardines at breakfast, but is starting to show more interest in the afternoon and evening meals.
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I just throw a sardine or two on the top of her raw food...she eats them down with the rest of the food, no problem.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 02:42 PM
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My boy does the same thing, he will eat around the sardines.
If I give him only sardines he looks at me as if to say "I will become dog-orexic before I put that in my mouth"

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