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Getting your dog to eat #291087
08/04/13 10:38 PM
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I thought this was a pretty good article about dogs and food "self selection"
http://www.dogcancerblog.com/how-to-help-your-dog-with-cancer-when-he-wont-eat/


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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #291132
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Interesting. Havoc likes cucumbers, but only when he wants cucumbers. He always loves pineapple!


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos] #291135
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Interesting I'll have to be more calm with Smokey he is in one of his phases of. Not eating and it's very frustrating. I make the food sit it by him and he just goes to sleep. I get him up to sniff it and he just walks away.


Chief- My rescue GSD that has taught me so much. I love you so much and get closer to you everyday.

R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart."Run like the wind"






Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint] #291175
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I have somewhat similar problems with Jazz. Sometimes it does seem like a particular ingredient. Sometimes she will eat from a spoon and not from her bowl. It is VERY frustrating!

Oh, and being calm about it, for Jazz, is very important. I sit in a chair near the bowl and do my morning phone/internet stuff, and often then she will come eat.

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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #291179
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I got a can of soft food today same brand of his dog food and just put a little in and see if he will eat it.Cant give him much of it as he is sensitive, but maybe the wet will help. Maybe he feels let out as chief gets yogurt and egg in his food. He is so stubborn when it comes to this. He just wont even look at it if he dont want it. I even try to hand feed it and he will just walk away and sometimes go to sleep or will stare at Chief when he eats. Its just so frusterateing when he doesn't eat for 3 or 4 days he is old and he needs the food and I hate him not eating when I am offering it.

Then Chief this morning didn't want his food because I was laying on the floor trying to get Smokey to eat. Smokey ate some this morning, then I hand fed Chief a little and petted him then he ate.


Chief- My rescue GSD that has taught me so much. I love you so much and get closer to you everyday.

R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart."Run like the wind"






Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint] #291292
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I think adding some canned food for Smokey is a very good idea. Sounds like you have your hands full!


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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #291364
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Yea I do lol. He was doing good the past couple days ate the dog food mixed with can right down, but he would touch it today. he ate a little when my step mom hand fed him, but then Chief didn't want his food he just wanted to lay on my lap. Its a bit frusterateing. I think Chief is only doing it because Smokey is getting extra attention. Chief hasn't acted like this in months.


Chief- My rescue GSD that has taught me so much. I love you so much and get closer to you everyday.

R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart."Run like the wind"






Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint] #291382
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Chief may also be sensing things other than just competition.

Do you think that Smokey would eat better if you fed less at each meal?


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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #291482
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Maybe he is. He only gets 1 cup at each meal he cant eat more than that without getting upset tummy. I have tried splitting it up somedays he eats it all others he eats a little but most he just turns his nose up. Yesterday he would eat it with the canned food even, so i put a little peanut butter in it. Thats his favorite thing in the world and he ate it right up. This morning i did the same thing he only ate a little then just walked away. I have tried hand feeding him sometimes he will eat for me sometime he will eat for my step mom. Its so hard him not eating, because he needs that nutrition. Ill be making a post about him this weekend with photos and such and an update about him overall.

Sorry to take the thread away, but for normal dogs the article is definitely useful. Smokey isn't normal smile


Chief- My rescue GSD that has taught me so much. I love you so much and get closer to you everyday.

R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart."Run like the wind"






Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint] #291579
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Smokey wub


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #293382
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Another "getting your dog to eat" blog:
http://www.monicasegal.com/wordpress/?p=1141


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #294211
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I have kind of been following this thread and now have more interest in it.

Seems Mayhem has decided to get picky on me. She all of a sudden shows little interest in her food. She does eat eventually but she has to let it sit a few minutes.

I changed variety of kibble within same brand (earthborn Holistic). As Havoc requires grain free they all get the same. She had been eating EH for a long time but I regularly swap varieties between the Coastal Catch and Primitive Natural. I also add canned food and a bit of water.

I think May just likes it soupier so added extra canned. It helped but she is not eating with the gusto she did before.

I cut her back a little as she has filled out well and is leaving some food in her bowl (makes Havoc happy!). She does not like yogurt or pumpkin.

I am thinking of changing brands but my choices are so limited here. I guess I can go back to ordering online too.


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo
Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos] #294223
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Maybe try ome probiotics?

I tend to think thi is more of a general gut issue. Bad bacteria, TBD, or something just a bit off. I've just tried some canned Trippett for Jazz, it has worked well - eating AND happy. But only two days now, still too early to draw conclusions.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #294229
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She is on Only Natural Pets Vital Digest which is an enzyme/probiotic blend. I started this is few months ago when she was just so darned hungry all the time and not keeping her weight on. tested negative for EPI.

Now she seems uninterested in her food and her weight is excellent. She is eating just seems disinterested.

What is Trippett?


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo
Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos] #296970
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Only just found this thread and I am needing some help please. Much like May, Cooper has in the last few weeks decided he isn't terribly interested in eating frown I feed Canidae grain free (best I can get here) So I tried changing flavours, then bought a small bag of a different brand (Australian made BlackHawk). He gets some raw mixed in. He is so damn lean (hips) but this is getting worrying. If I could afford to I would go back to raw but that is simply impossible at this time.

I have changed his bowl (twice), fed inside/outside but half the time he wont eat. If he doesn't have a small meal (1/2 cup) at lunchtime he bile vomits int he afternoon.

He did have blood work done a few months ago and he can't eat bones anymore or ends up with icky poop.

I am going to drop into the vets to weigh him tomorrow as when he had his xrays (2 weeks ago) he was 34.2 kgs and the vet said he is still too lean frown

This dog is going to be the death of me.


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