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My Dog Will Not Eat Dog Food?

I have tried so many different brands, I have added water and warmed it up, added food that we are eating to it and she will pick through the food and spit out the dog food. I am going crazy with her; she will only eat people's food. She will go days with out eating if we don't give her people's food. Please any ideas?

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By blondieaz76

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August 15, 20130 found this helpful
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Hello,
I feed my 2 Bichon/Poodle crosses with people food. I also have my Veterinarians approval to do this. Ever since they were 8 weeks old, we have fed them; diced cooked chicken and we mix in cooked carrots (the carrots are mashed and I use about a teaspoon at each meal).

I also give them about 2 tablespoons of Wellness or any other brand of canned food with each meal. Please buy a premium canned dog food, you will see a difference in your dog. Dogs cannot eat just chicken and carrots, they need the nutrients in the canned food.

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As a treat I make their treats from a recipe we have at our hospital.

I am a retired Veterinary Practice Manager. Please do not feed your fur baby from the table or give her any bones. My whole family feeds their dogs this way. Our Welsh Corgi lived to be 16 years old on this diet. You can go online and find recipes for homemade dinners & treats. My dogs will eat a cooked carrot or zucchini for a snack and we also put cooked sweet potato in with their chicken. They love it. Good luck

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August 14, 20130 found this helpful

Try cooking up a little rice - throw some very finely chopped rump steak in with the rice before cooking it. Once cooked strain then add a little gravy & stir through a few tinned mixed veggies.

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Warm slightly on serving and sprinkle dried liver sprinkles on top . Liver sprinkles can me made by crushing dried liver that you buy at the pet store . Do not over do the liver a large teaspoon should do.

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August 15, 20130 found this helpful

It's time for tough love. No people food. Period. None. Put dog food down two or three times a day for 15 minutes. Time it. If he hasn't eaten in that time, put it up, and nothing except water until the next meal time. No snacks, no sneaking people food to him. He'll learn to eat the dog food eventually. Good luck

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March 13, 20160 found this helpful

Smart dog she probably smells all the road kill and other dead animals used by the food industry in dog food.....

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