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12-03-2013 10:01 AM
Galathiel I guess I just didn't worry so much about it. My GSD pup isn't a picky eater AT ALL, but my old man shih tzu has always been 'eh' about meal time. Some days he wouldn't eat at all, the next he would clean his bowl. I just let him eat if he wanted and didn't sweat it if he didn't (of course I do now as he is almost 14 years old). I'm not about to start catering to a picky eater. He once did a hold out for a few days (he had been sick and I had been giving him scrambled eggs for his gastroenteritis). I just ignored it and eventually he went back to eating.
12-03-2013 08:28 AM
Baillif You could always do things to create drive for the food too. Hunger or taste isn't the only thing that makes food "taste better." You can hand feed and make it exciting as you do so. Have her chase the food as you use it to lure her around like you would a toy. Food that has to be earned always tastes better.
12-03-2013 07:29 AM
bellske I had problems with my 6 month old not "liking" her food first Wellness and then I swapped to Canidae(her coat looks so much better now too) then she seemed to go off that, I tried leaving it longer, taking it away sooner, hand feeding, in the end I just threw it in her bowl mixed it with her mince and didn't moisten it, hey presto we're eating again morning and night. Just a thought if your still moistening it.
12-02-2013 09:15 PM
matilda62301
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i would switch food untill i found something my dog liked.
maybe there's an ingredient change in the food and your dog
doesn't like it. i'm not sure why people think a dog has to
like the food that's bought for them.
I don't think she has to like the food I'm getting her. I just want to make sure that her not liking the food is the reason she isn't eating and if it is, get advice on what to add on it or what food to change it to. I only like to feed my dog high quality food, which can be very expensive and I don't want to buy a bag and then have her not eat it and go through a bunch of bags half-eaten. I want to find a suitable way to feed her a good quality food and get her to eat it.
12-02-2013 09:09 PM
doggiedad your dog isn't spoiled. she's well taken care of.

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Welcome to my world! It seems that many GSD's are picky, and it seems that I may be a part of the problem
However, I decided shortly after getting her that my personal preference would be for her to eat, even if it was more work for ME...soooo, she gets a high quality kibble with other "toppings", including yogurt, chicken, rice, salmon...just to name a few....switching things around to keep variety. Yep, she's very spoiled!Attachment 142633


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12-02-2013 09:07 PM
doggiedad i would switch food untill i found something my dog liked.
maybe there's an ingredient change in the food and your dog
doesn't like it. i'm not sure why people think a dog has to
like the food that's bought for them.
12-02-2013 08:36 PM
matilda62301
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My puppy is the exact same way! Just turned,7 months and 55 lbs. Lately,she just won't eat! I had her on. Blue buffalo wilderness puppy... then switched to the large breed,puppy... turns out when she actually ate it... a little... She we noticed she was showing,signs of an allergy. I'm guessing grain... cause her,other foods were grain Free... I emailed Canidae and,they sent me samples of their grain free Pure line. And she actually really liked them! Go on their website (Canidae.com) And contact them. Ask for some free samples and see,if your dog likes them. If not... at least they were free

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I'll definitely try that! Thanks for that! And I thought blue buffalo was grain free?
12-02-2013 05:37 PM
Kira4589 My puppy is the exact same way! Just turned,7 months and 55 lbs. Lately,she just won't eat! I had her on. Blue buffalo wilderness puppy... then switched to the large breed,puppy... turns out when she actually ate it... a little... She we noticed she was showing,signs of an allergy. I'm guessing grain... cause her,other foods were grain Free... I emailed Canidae and,they sent me samples of their grain free Pure line. And she actually really liked them! Go on their website (Canidae.com) And contact them. Ask for some free samples and see,if your dog likes them. If not... at least they were free

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12-02-2013 05:11 PM
ladyb Welcome to my world! It seems that many GSD's are picky, and it seems that I may be a part of the problem
However, I decided shortly after getting her that my personal preference would be for her to eat, even if it was more work for ME...soooo, she gets a high quality kibble with other "toppings", including yogurt, chicken, rice, salmon...just to name a few....switching things around to keep variety. Yep, she's very spoiled!Attachment 142633


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12-02-2013 05:05 PM
Baillif Yeah if you don't see ribs she's more than good to go weight wise.
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