Difficult situation with my doggies, please help..

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is there any reason why the puppy can’t eat the same food as her? Only I’ve got a pup and an older dog but it is the puppy who is the dominant one and would happily eat both bowls of food. In the end, after watching him steal the older dog’s food I abandoned specific puppy food and now feed them the same brand.

Your dog may be behaving differently because she’s off colour of course. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@greenidlady:  Feed them seperately and buy some doggy gravy, you can get it at Pet Smart for the picky dogs food. My dog will eat anything with that stuff on it. Do NOT give that dog anymore puppy food no matter what. Honestly I always read what Cesar Milan would do, especially with a new dog in the house as far as the insecure behaviour goes.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mix some meat baby food in with her food, she will gobble it right up.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

The dog will eat and drink what it has. You just have to be strong. I can’t imagine an animal (or person) is going to starve themselves when there is food around.

Don’t fall for the puppy eyes!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you may have to separate them at feeding time and not let her even know that the pup is getting different food only I’ve never known a healthy animal willingly starve itself. However, if she can see the pup being fed anad prefers his food she’ll happily hang on until you give in!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

@greenidlady:  Huh, how weird! well I guess I would add a tiny bit of cooked rice to her food just to make it “special”. Our vet always has us feed our big guy boiled chicken and rice.

Our Pit always eats the chihuahuas food, (one has large breed and one small). But he’s just doing it to be a jerk.

 

Just try to make their food appealing I suppose.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How old is the puppy? I’m sure the puppy food is quite a bit more appetizing than the urinary health stuff.

Have you tried moistening it with some warm water to get the smells going maybe? I wouldn’t add stuff to it unless you’re really desperate…that just makes them more picky. Since the dog is obviously not feeling too great though I wouldn’t let her go too long without food. Perhaps your vet could prescribe an appetite stimulant or something similar?

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