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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos] #296972
10/13/13 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kayos
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?

I didn't see this earlier Kathy!!

It sounds like the enzyme/probiotics helped with the weight issue. Max was disinterested in food when I fed kibble. I think it did not agree with his stomach. I wonder if something like l-glutamine between meals might make her tummy feel better. I would have suggested probitics, but you are already giving some.

Trippet: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Tripett-Green-Tripe-Canned-Dog-Cat-Food/267000.aspx I just add a bit to most meals. I am hoping that when Jazz gets better, I won't have to entice her to eat anymore.

Last edited by MaxaLisa; 10/13/13 10:23 AM.

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: bianca] #296973
10/13/13 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: bianca
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.


Poor Cooper, poor you! I know how difficult this is. Max was also one thing after another, and very very expensive when I couldn't afford it.

I worry about infection or SIBO for some reason with him. I will have to go back and look at his blood counts.

I think you are already adding things in to entice him to eat?


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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #297030
10/14/13 06:52 AM
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Well maybe he is just being a womble like normal...I took him into the vets and he weighs 34.9 kg (the most he has ever weighed)!

Alison found this food for Quynne so I ordered some last night to try as a supplement.

http://www.petbarn.com.au/dogs/dog-food-...-food-200g.html

This was from luchtime today and it's nothing to do with a great 'leave it command' he simply didn't want to eat.




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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: bianca] #297035
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I hope that handsome boy does well on the tripe and likes it. The raw is better than the canned that I'm feeding, but Jazz won't eat raw frown

I thought this would be good to put in this thread. It was posted in Jazz's thread:

Originally Posted By: MSD
...Things you could try, if you haven’t already to get Jazz to eat her breakfast.

• Change where you feed her, ie: from kitchen to living room on the sofa or on your bed
• Hand feed, which I think you already do
• Feed right when you get up OR
• Feed directly after her 1st morning potty
• Feed a snack right when she wakes up, anything that she absolutely loves (this could change frequently)
• Play a game in the yard or the house of tug until mom is exhausted, then feed
• Sing a song and make a game out of it
• Sit next to her while she eats, start with a good pat on the head or where she likes it
• Give her a belly rub, then feed
• If you’re making homemade food, you could try warming it first

....


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #302991
12/16/13 04:51 PM
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My vet suggested puppy chow but my pup won't eat it well. She really loves chicken and rice. Should I go back to the chicken and rice just because she will eat it better? I read the article and I think I will introduce more types of food to her. Is there any kinds of foods that are a no no? My pup flips out when she sees us eat or if she even smells is lol

Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: BearsMom] #302992
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I think what you are doing to help her is wonderful. smile

The best way is to find one food, and stick with it. She needs a calm gut. Adding and switching foods can cause serious diarrhea and digestive issues in a healthy, well dog, let alone a very sick, weak puppy who is so small and anemic. So, here is my suggestion:

Find a premade raw such as K9 Kraving, Bravo, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Oma's Pride, etc. Buy only ONE protein source-- such as chicken or turkey.
The amount to feed is found on the package or it is found here on this table.

http://www.primalpetfoods.com/education/calc

Warm the food in a ziplock baggie in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes before feeding her.

Add some probiotics to her meal. The vet can sell you FortiFlora, because she is too ill to try yogurt, as some dairy can be tough for some dogs to digest.

I am wishing you and Bear all the best!


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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Braverhund] #321427
08/11/14 06:19 PM
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My dog has always been a picky eater. But, on a self-feeding schedule, she managed to
'pick' her way up to 80 pounds. Since March, however, her weight has dropped down to
69 and stayed there. That is not a bad weight for her but I don't want it to drop any lower.
To that end I have recently added canned dog food. She tolerates it well and varieties
don't cause any problems.
So, finally, my question.
How long is it safe to allow the canned food to sit in the bowl before worrying about spoilage?
I have been taking it up, covering it and putting it in the refrigerator if she doesn't
eat it within a half hour.... then taking it out a few hours later and repeating the cycle.
Thanks for any input.


Pat
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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: PaddyD] #321519
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I have wondered this same question! I don't really know, though I know with Jazz, 1/2 hour is too long - she won't eat it after it's been out that long. Well, unless I forgot it, and it's bee 8-9 hours and probably has something toxic growing in it, then she'll eat it crazy

(the weight issue is common with TBDs frown )

I found with Jazz, after trying many things, grinding berries with her food is helping a lot now. Have no clue how long it will last. She does well on strawberries and blackberries. Terrible on apricots. Very happy to have discovered this, since it's a healthy option that her gut seems to tolerate.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa] #344880
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Hi I am new here and I wanted to make a suggestion, I know dogs love baby food, they have chicken, beef, turkey and look for the infant ones because it is just beef or just chicken with no onions or veggies in it. Put a teaspoon or 2 in their food, see if that helps.

Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: jlstudent1970] #344887
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Baby food is great advice!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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