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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.
just saying I tried this lily's kitchen tin yesterday.. Oberon wolfed everything in one go: I never seen such iper-enthusiastic reaction from him with any other food!! Down is the cost: at 2.20£ a tin I dont think I will go for this brand for normal-everyday use.. maybe is good for people with smaller dogs.. Wondering: did you (or anybody else) heard about natures:menu? It looks less expensive, I am wondering if anybody had experience with this
Thanks to you all for your replies!!
Very very helpful all-round... Red is a fussy one but I know we will get there!
Funnily enough, if I put some Whiskers cat biscuits on his regular food he'll eat it but that ins't ideal... i will head to the pet store now... poor lad is probably starving!!
Never had a problem with Errol not eating - he's greedy - but you might like to know what I do: Errol was also on fresh tripe and Royal Canin Maxi Junior when I got him aged 8 months. I had to switch because with an additional teenager in the house I could no longer afford to keep one freezer drawer just for the tripe and the Royal Canin also became too expensive. Since then I've been feeding my dog the Butcher's Tripe selection (comes in 4 different flavours) and Harrington's dry kibble. I always add a bit of moisture (vegetable oil and water) and occasionally I also add a bit of cooked chicken, an egg yolk, cheese, fish - basically whatever the fridge offers and what isn't heavily spiced - for variety. He will sort out any raw veggies but welcomes them if they have been cooked and tossed lightly in marge (basically our leftovers). As additional treats he gets the usual puffed jerky, dried tripe sticks, pigs ears, paddywack etc. Errol is always complemented on his nice shiny coat and colour and is a well proportioned dog, sheer muscle but with a little bit of chunkiness, too (now 30kg+). His teeth are good, too.
I’d prefer to feed the raw diet (especially because our Basset Hounds did so well on it) but it’s currently not an option for me and in the end if it works and the dog does well on whatever you feed him I think there’s no need to beat yourself up about it.
Yup, same problem with my Storm too. He simply doesn't like food, and everything is more interesting then eating.
I have found that if i pour a glas of yogurth over the food he will eat it gladly. Also cooked rice, any kind of pasta, sliced doggie sausage, sardines, minced raw meat, pumpkin, etc.
All that if mixed with dry dog food he will eat everything. And also mixing it between (one day yogurth, other day, rice, etc) is helpfull.
Oh, and one other thing - size of granules. Generally small ones dont go so well like the big ones for some reason :)