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#293382 - 09/01/13 12:32 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Another "getting your dog to eat" blog:
http://www.monicasegal.com/wordpress/?p=1141
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#294211 - 09/10/13 01:16 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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.
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#294223 - 09/10/13 02:39 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos]
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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.
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#294229 - 09/10/13 03:32 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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?
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#296970 - 10/13/13 05:59 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos]
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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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#296972 - 10/13/13 06:22 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Kayos]
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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.


Edited by MaxaLisa (10/13/13 06:23 AM)
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#296973 - 10/13/13 06:28 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: bianca]
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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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#297030 - 10/14/13 02:52 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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.





Edited by bianca (10/14/13 02:55 AM)
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#297035 - 10/14/13 04:14 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: bianca]
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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

....
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Max-n-Indy
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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#302991 - 12/16/13 11:51 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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

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