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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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All in his head??

Stosh mysteriously stopped eating this...he had vomited one morning but he's 8 mos old and I blamed it on a pig's ear, too many treats, too much of something. After that, he refused food- he was obviously hungry but when I put the food in his elevated feeder he would shy away from it. I did everything but handstands to encourage him, even getting him started by feeding him out of my hand but he ate a few quick bites out of the bowl then would slink away, looking like he was being punished. The vet was ready to start diagnostic testing until we came up with the crazy idea that maybe it was the bowl. Last night I fed him on a flat plate on the floor in a different location and he inhaled every bit, same story today. I guess eating out of that bowl then feeling nauseous gave him an aversion to it. Can't really come up with another explanation other than it was all in his head, not his stomach!
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Amazing how picky these guys can be at times.


I so hope there is a Doggie Heaven !!!

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It is so true! My mom dogsits one that won't eat out of the metal bowls at her house because he doesn't like the reflection. The worst I have heard of was in a training book I read, and to get the dog to eat the owner put a very strange mix of foods - can't remember what they were, but it had to be in exact proportions, then put the dish down, clap his hands, then go outside and ring the doorbell three times. I just want to know how the guy figured that out! Dogs are definitely better at training us then we would like to think.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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That's so funny! You're right- when we're not training them, they're training us!! And like my husband says, they have nothing else to do
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[QUOTE=liv;1895594]it had to be in exact proportions, then put the dish down, clap his hands, then go outside and ring the doorbell three times. QUOTE]
LOL!!!, sounds like he was making a magic potion or something.

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[QUOTE=liv;1895594]it had to be in exact proportions, then put the dish down, clap his hands, then go outside and ring the doorbell three times. QUOTE]
LOL!!!, sounds like he was making a magic potion or something.


LMAO!!!!!

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Oh now I have to try that!!
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