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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy hates K9 Naturals

I decided to feed half prey model raw (a.m.) and half K9 Naturals dehydrated food (p.m.) despite my initial shock over the cost. Yup, no way this is cheaper than kibble.

Problem is, Oscar doesn't want anything to do with the rehydrated food. Should I force this issue? How long is ok to present the same meal and take away food without him touching it? Has anyone else had this problem with K9? He hasn't had a problem eating beef raw, brisket bones, heart and steak.

Advice appreciated! Thanks.
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We had a huge problem.

Cannon butt from that stuff.

I was lucky to get a full refund for it.

That being said, rehydrated is not really raw. If you are doing well with raw, go full boat.

Be careful with beef bones. They are really dense.


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Yeah, I don't see Pet Barn giving me a refund because he doesn't like it. I'm wondering if it smells or tastes too strong? It definitely is more smelly than chicken.

I picked up his breakfast when he turned up his nose, and he ate it at lunch. Hadn't eaten for 16 hours by then. I'll keep this thread updated about the tough love approach
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You could mix it up with the "real raw" until it's gone. Just if you really want to use it.

I'm pretty lucky in that Kyleigh will eat ANYTHING ... (well, except fruits and vegetables unless they are pureed!)

I do the dehydrated raw for my cat since he won't touch anything else. Turns out he likes the chiken but not the fish. I made some up for the dog, mixed it in with the rest of her food and she ate it ... when I ran out, she looked at her food and then looked at me as if to say ... hey? where's the stinky fishy stuff LOL

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if you decide not to use it, contact the company. Not the store you purchased it from.
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Yeah, I don't see Pet Barn giving me a refund because he doesn't like it. I'm wondering if it smells or tastes too strong? It definitely is more smelly than chicken.

I picked up his breakfast when he turned up his nose, and he ate it at lunch. Hadn't eaten for 16 hours by then. I'll keep this thread updated about the tough love approach
Have you asked them? Tell them it doesn't agree with your dog, see what they say.

I really am hesitant to force a dog to eat something his nose tells him he shouldn't eat.


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