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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Finnicky RAW eater

Im trying to transition Zeus onto raw but he will not have it. Is there any way I can get him to eat it without him turning his head? I believe he doesnt like the texture.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 10:14 PM
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You said you suspected the texture of the meat, have you tried feeding partially frozen? Some dogs like it better that way, I think. (It's also easier to handle some meats for portioning when they're partially frozen, just a quick FYI ) Otherwise, have you tried to "hunger" him into it? Going a day or so without food won't kill him, but might make the raw look pretty good.

If you're starting with chicken, try a different protein. Chicken is usually cheap and easy to find, which is why a lot of us start out with it. BUT, chicken is also bland, and may not appeal to a dog with a gourmet palate. If you want to keep trying with the chicken, try making a few slices into the meat, this is apparently more appetizing to many dogs. (Or so I hear, my dogs will eat basically anything you toss in front of her )

Another solution I've read about is to ever so slightly sear the meat, and gradually sear less of it as your guy gets used to the idea.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-03-2014, 04:53 AM
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Fast him a day. Give if to him after that. He will eat it
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