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Author Topic: shes not eating.....help!  (Read 3558 times)
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« on: May 30, 2009, 09:21:08 PM »

we have a 4 year old german shepherd bitch and ahe is not over keen on eating anything we give her - she has weetabix and lactol in the morning for breakfast (fine with this)and has her food put down for her later on. we have tryed her on so many different foods and she just is so picky... any sugguestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 02:15:34 AM »

Grace is picky too.  Have you tried getting cans of wet dog food and mixing a little in with the kibble?   put some of that in the dry food and splash a little water on it, stir it up and maybe that will be more appealing.  I tried a ton of things to get Grace to eat last year, some not so heathy.  she hated the food she was on.  i found a tastier, healthier food, used the canned food in the mix and now i have no problem getting her to scarf down her food.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 01:42:01 AM »

thankyou very much for your help we will give her ago on bth Smiley much appreciated .
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2 budgies
2 hamsters
and many fish

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 02:38:38 PM »

i think you'll have luck by adding a canned food. just a spoonful or so to liven the flavor should do.  Grace likes most of the flavors she gets.   she just got sick of plain kibble a couple years ago.  we are on Iams if you want to know.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 09:55:38 PM »

I hope that the canned food does the trick.  If not, a tablespoon or two of cottage cheese stirred into her kibble will often do the trick, too.  If she has loose stools though from the cottage cheese, I'd stick to the canned foods. 

Welcome!  She's sure a pretty pup!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 01:37:28 AM »

she is a pain in the backside we have found buiscuit that she eats now it called wag - the picture on my display is our 6month old alaskan malamute zach Smiley its not the german shepherd how do i put pictures of the other 2 up ?

i really appriciate the help thnks 2 both of you
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 03:29:23 AM »

hi lori and thankyou
 how do i put pictures of the other 2 on here?
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 02:44:30 PM »

I hope that the canned food does the trick.  If not, a tablespoon or two of cottage cheese stirred into her kibble will often do the trick, too.  If she has loose stools though from the cottage cheese, I'd stick to the canned foods. 

Welcome!  She's sure a pretty pup!
Dairy products can have a healthy effect on bones and digestion.  but your pup will get spoiled by using people food in his kibble.   I used to use yogart with Grace because it is supposed to be good for the digestive system.  She got really bored with that after about a year and a half.  just watch the salt levels of what you put on the kibble if you decide to use some kind of non doggy product.
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