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Old 11-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Royal Canin has a lot of corn. You want to read labels and avoid corn, wheat, soy and by-products.
There's a lot of better foods out there than that
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I feed peanut butter to my dogs all the time but as a treat or to get them to take their pills. It's fine to use so don't worry about that.

Sounds like a vet check would be best. Are you still in contact with the breeder? I'd definitely also talk with them and find out how the rest of the puppies in the litter are doing and if picky eaters are to be expected.

I've had dogs that are chow hounds and eat everything in sight, and I've had dogs that will skip meals for days. What is 'normal'' for one dog is not for another. So finding a good kibble they generally like and is healthy for them is key, then working out what to add to get them to eat it!

Have you found this part of the forum yet?? ---> Pup doesn't want to eat (picky eater?)

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Have the puppy checked.
He may have coccidia. This parasite can become very active when a puppy is under stress....going to a new home and enviroment IS stress on a puppy.
When a puppy has coccidia...it loses appetite and may have loose stools.

ETA: Also...when puppies leave a "litter", they can also become "picky" when it comes to eating. They no longer have to compete for food with their littermates.....and they CAN become pia, when it comes to meal time.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you like the Royal Canin product, I would suggest Maxi Puppy. It does contain some corn but if your dog isn't grain sensitive I would not get too twisted over it. Some recent studies out of Cornell addresses the use of corn in dog kibble.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I took Bear to the Vets this afternoon. I live right across the street from the Vets office, so when they asked for stool sample, I walked across the street with Bear and since he left stool going to and from the Vets (yes it was on my property) I was able to turn in a stool sample. Will know the results tomorrow sometime.

I also learned a bit from the Vet and told him to address anything with me that needs to be addressed as I want a companion for life who will be a great asset to me and be a protector if the need arises. So I learned a couple of things will put them in practice.

Thank you for all the responses.
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Hope everything turns out fine.

About tripe - short dogs naturally article

Five Foods You Should Feed Your Dog
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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The vet cleared Bear from health issues. I scrambled an egg (recommended by a co-worker) and mixed it with his moist food, and guess what?!? He started eating. He won't eat his food unless there is a scrambled egg in it. I will wean him off of it and use different things as treats with his food as time goes on. Thanks again for all the great advice.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Are eggs less expensive than canned food?
We keep canned on hand to wean picky dogs into eating it, we often get dogs in that have never had dog food and only ate people food. We mix the canned in as you're doing with the eggs, a tablespoon of it or so and they usually start eating.

Good luck. Glad the vet had some suggestions for you.
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Eggs are better for the health of the dog then canned food.

Same w/Tripe -doesn't take much

Egg can be raw (better) or cooked, but if scrambling only use raw cold pressed coconut oil or butter - NEVER margarine.

Mixing it up is best...some suggest eggs should be fed 3-4x per week. Adding tripe, or making a home-made bone stock (from raw chicken and other bones - excellent for joint health) too to top up the food...packed w/vital nutrients and nourishes the kidney's and liver
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That would depend on the type of canned food used.
Pedigree, not so much. Merrick makes a darned good canned, though

At least canned dog food would meet nutritional requirements and not unbalance the diet.
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