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05-22-2014 03:05 PM
Diesel7602
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I shake my head when people tell me how picky their dogs are. My dog either eats what I give him or he goes hungry. Very few dogs will starve themselves for any significant length of time. If you switch food at their whim, you're training them to be picky. We aren't dealing with cats who can develop fatty liver disease quickly.
I agree. I've learned after a bag of UN eaten food. Still sitting around too.

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05-22-2014 02:51 PM
Bob_McBob
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just be aware that you can create a diva if you start changing foods just because she gets bored.
nothing wrong with switching formulas but if you switch every time she loses interest, you are likely to find yourself with half-eaten bags of a dozen kinds of food
I shake my head when people tell me how picky their dogs are. My dog either eats what I give him or he goes hungry. Very few dogs will starve themselves for any significant length of time. If you switch food at their whim, you're training them to be picky. We aren't dealing with cats who can develop fatty liver disease quickly.
05-22-2014 02:46 PM
Nico Pico I also feed & rotate within the Fromm 4 Star line. My dog is still finicky, but, I change the toppings, & that seems to work for him.
05-22-2014 02:39 PM
Bonzay Well, I'll let you know what happens in a month or so

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05-20-2014 01:50 PM
Diesel7602 I have read that gsd are very smart, even so smart they know that once they stick up their nose to their food, and you put something in their food to get them to eat it or change it, they think ... If I turn up my nose they will give me something better or yummy.

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05-20-2014 01:28 PM
Bonzay You're right, I definitely don't want to change her food every time she's fed up with it, but I meant to change her food anyways. I went from Purina One to Dr. Tim's; a huge upgrade!
05-18-2014 06:14 PM
Dainerra just be aware that you can create a diva if you start changing foods just because she gets bored.
nothing wrong with switching formulas but if you switch every time she loses interest, you are likely to find yourself with half-eaten bags of a dozen kinds of food
05-17-2014 08:40 PM
Bonzay Thanks everyone for your responses! I received Dr. Tim's Kinesis and she loves it! It seems her stomach handles the transition just fine, at least she's been digesting it well after the two days on new food. If she's getting tired of this brand I'll definitely try Fromm Four-Star.

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05-16-2014 08:34 AM
Shade I also rotate through the Fromm four star, I buy a new flavour each bag. The recipes are made so there's no need for a slow switch, you can feed one flavour for breakfast and another for dinner with no side effects.

My poodle is a very picky eater so I feel your pain, she would go 3-4 days without eating at times. Since changing to the Fromm she has missed only one meal in over 2 years - she really loves it

The other thing you can do is add toppers. I use Tripett (canned tripe), raw egg, coconut oil, salmon oil, plain greek yogurt as some examples on a daily basis. It entices the dog to eat but also adds benefits of vitamins and other good things to their diet. I also add warm water to the kibble every time and let it soak for a few minutes before feeding
05-16-2014 01:17 AM
Mishka&Milo We feed our girl Fromm four star. It has several interchangeable favors to choose from..... We buy the medium bags, and that usually keeps her guessing


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