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#291087 - 08/04/13 06:38 PM Getting your dog to eat
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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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#291132 - 08/05/13 09:32 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Interesting. Havoc likes cucumbers, but only when he wants cucumbers. He always loves pineapple!
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#291135 - 08/05/13 09:39 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos]
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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.
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#291175 - 08/05/13 03:26 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint]
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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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#291179 - 08/05/13 03:55 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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.
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#291292 - 08/06/13 10:22 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint]
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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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#291364 - 08/07/13 06:25 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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.
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#291382 - 08/07/13 08:15 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint]
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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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#291482 - 08/08/13 11:11 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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
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#291579 - 08/10/13 03:26 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: frillint]
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Smokey wub
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