Issues with getting my dog to eat

posted 1 month ago in Pets
Post # 31
Member
9586 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

libellules :  lol the second dog actually worked for us too. Our second hoovers up his food in about 20 seconds even with a slow feed bowl. The first picky dog figured out pretty quick he better not leave his food sitting around too long!

Post # 32
Member
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

First of all what a very very handsome good boy you have! omgoodness I just want to hug him! We have a pug, notoriously chubby greedy little buggers but also super stubborn and he too is a picky eater!

For the first 2 years of his life he was super picky, we’d add cheese to his kibble and that would work for a while then he’d turn his nose at that, we’d add chicken, again same thing. We removed the food if he didn’t eat it and that caught his attention but again he grew bored of that. By the time he turned two we finally found the perfect mix of kibble and wet food that he just couldn’t resist. Have you tried adding a little wet food to the kibble? Or you could wet the kibble which releases the smell and in turn is more appealing, we put a little bit of warm water in his!

Anyway, we had a blissful year of him eating and then just this year it started again, him turning away at it and nothing helping. Turns out we were actually feeding him too much now that he was older!! And so by dinner time he was still full from morning and would only eat a little and this was the case even though he accepted every treat offered so because of this we assumed it was the meal contents! Well we cut down the sizing portions and that was it, he eats every meal now! 

So that’s my two piece, add water or wet food to kibble or make sure you are feeding him correct portion sizes!

Good luck! 

Post # 35
Member
1834 posts
Buzzing bee

sbl99 :  Wow that is quite an update. Don’t feel bad – with him having allergies I would’ve thought the same thing. I’m so happy he’s back to his old self!

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors