How to feed a picky eater?
Hi all, I'm having trouble with my 1 year old Shepherd... He is the most pickiest eater ever and clearly hates all brands of dry foods. He's very thin because of his pickiness (which started since 8 weeks.) He didn't even like the raw food he was started on from his breeder.
Currently I am feeding him Orijen, our vet recommends 1 & a half cup ... of Orijen.. 3x a day. He only will eat once, at most, or twice and he starts spitting it out.
I noticed he LOVES meats (of course.) He will go crazy, whine, etc.. For chicken for e.g but when he comes to his dry food he sniffs it, and he's like meh.
He does this with treats too, if their not expensive brand treats, he is like meh, and walks away, but if their expensive brand he goes crazy.
He doesn't have worms according to our vet. Just... Fussy, doesn't like our vet's brand of food...
Do you guys have any ideas on what to do? We were using fish oil (from our vet) with his kibble and he LOVED it and was always eating, now he's like meh, after people kept feeding him human scraps. During a month long vacation.. While staying with my sister he was always eating his kibble with the fish oil .. And nobody was feeding him human food but that was when he liked fish oil.
Even if we don't feed him anything other than his dry food he won't touch it... UNLESS only once midnight feeding because he's that fussy.
Any ideas? He use to love wet food with his food, but our trainer said that would be hard on his stomach (mixing wet with dry...) Plus.. He got sick of the brands.. He doesn't like Merrick dog food cans anymore, he doesn't like Blue Buff cans anymore. Some brands he LOVES... But most of the time he like meh now... He just wants chicken and other meats.
Edit: I also am thinking of swapping him to Acana.. Simply because it seems Orijen is way too rich for a Shepherd while Arcana is the lesser rich version of it. I am just worried he still won't touch it.
Last edited by SadTales; 08-29-2017 at 09:36 PM.