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#302992 - 12/16/13 12:00 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: BearsMom]
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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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#321427 - 08/11/14 02:19 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: Braverhund]
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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.
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#321519 - 08/13/14 03:00 AM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: PaddyD]
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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.
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#344880 - 08/02/17 07:31 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: MaxaLisa]
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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.

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#344887 - 08/02/17 10:19 PM Re: Getting your dog to eat [Re: jlstudent1970]
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Baby food is great advice!
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