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Hi, does anyone have any tips on food and feeding?
My boy has gone off his food almost completely.. he will sniff it and pick around but he's not interested. He has been wormed and is not unwell at all so I know he just does not like the food.
He is having royal canin maxi junior and tripe (or other meat) I will feel him twice a day, it was three times when he was growing up.
When I have given him a tin of processed meat he will wolf it down but the nutritianal value is not good so I don't want to go down that route. Also I want something that'll keep the weight on and his condition... shiny coat, good teeth etc...
So, what feeds are good? I'm in England.
I think Arthur has been reading this too! He has been of his food since yesterday afternoon .It is most unlike him but it is excessively hot here (90F in my garden) and I think he will eat again when it is cooler.He is well and is his normal self but it worries me when a puppy doesn't eat.He needs to put on weight not lose it.Of course he knows I am worried and I am trying hard not to let him know but he can read my mind a great deal of the time.....I will try him on his training treats and see what happens .
Have you ever found that you think you have found something your puppy likes,stock up on it only for the puppy never to touch it again?When Ellie was a puppy she would only eat raw tripe.yuck! And it had to be hand fed.I bought a freezer full of the stuff and then she went off it.The other dogs didn't like it.All she has really eaten since then,dog food wise ,(as she is a scavenger) ,is Classic cat food.
And we love 'em don't we?!!
Dogs especially deep chested dogs like the IS should never be fed immediately after a run or for that matter before. They should always have a rest between exercise and eating.
I read that Howard has mentioned the “NatureDiet”. We have just started to use it and it seems to go down well. Plus as it appears to be hydrolysed which together with the stated constituents it should aid digestion. Cost wise if purchased in quantity is fairly competitive which is always a bonus!
We have had a bit of a problem recently with an extremely well known and respected Pet Food Supplier. I use the description supplier rather than manufacturer even though they are known as manufacturers but it appears that their product is actually made under contract to them. Without going into too much detail I think that what I have learned is: a) What it says on the tin may well be not what the customer expects and b) Check expiry dates on the cans. Hence our interest in the “NatureDiet” products.I don’t like feeding any dog kibble even wet although the young one is presently eating a mixture of the Nature Diet and ProPlan Kibble for Sensitive Digestion. Garrech now 5yrs is finishing off the remains of the canned food we have in stock in the morning and the “NatureDiet” in the evening (both are fed two meals a day) with ordinary mixer biscuit being mixed in with the meat. When the pup gets to about the 1yr mark we will stop the kibble, increase the “NatureDiet” and feed him with that and the mixer biscuit. Thankfully both eat well although Garrech has had his picky moments when younger.
When you refer to mixer biscuit it leaves me wondering exactly what that is? Any information is appreciated...I know different countrys call things differently.