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Is your dog a picky eater?

There are two kinds of dogs. The first kind lives to eat. They will devour anything you put in front of them. The second kind eats to live. They pick and choose, take longer to finish meals, and sometimes won’t finish them at all.

You feed tasty and nutritious dog food, and yet your dog only sniffs and licks at it. It’s time for the next meal, but the previous meal still isn’t finished.

Alternatively, whatever your put down for your pooch, it’s hoovered up in minutes barely being chewed and tasted!

Is it a dog breed thing or a dog size thing, or is it a behaviour issue?

Do you have a picky pooch?  Do you feed your dog the same food for each meal?  Does your dog have dried kibble or wet food, or a combination?  What breed is your dog? Have you found any solutions for your fussy fido?

Is your dog a picky eater?

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nome
31st Jul 2015
0
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zalzado
22nd Jun 2015
2
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Have a 15 year old Border terrier cross, she is so fussy with food that I have been in despair sometimes, I have now found Fish, she eats fish and rice, and venison and rice, with little tit bits on top. she eats her whole plate and ants more, she has no problems with her skin at all now. and she is healthy lost weight,this has taken me 14 years to discover. one happy dog, one happy mum and very happy dad vets bills have gone down.
Marley444
23rd Jun 2015
2
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Is that human food or dog food zalzado? I keep trying different dog food and he likes it for a week, and then changes his mind!
Baxi
22nd Jun 2015
2
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My two eat everything - especially someone's pic nic if they're not being vigilant enough!
MrFred
22nd Jun 2015
3
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Our border terrier gets dry, sore skin around his ears and belly if we give him packaged food. We've tried all sorts, but we now cook rice, chicken, and vegetables for him. He's not had problems since - and he loves it too.
Baxi
22nd Jun 2015
2
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Do try Millie's Wolfheart food. It's made for working dogs and the ingredients are really high quality. I have a friend whose dog is allergic to chicken and she is fine on this food.
Wilf
22nd Jun 2015
2
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Very picky! We have a young bulldog and sometimes he eats and sometimes just leaves his food for hours. We also give him wet food from sachets and then he woofs it down but it does get expensive. Having said that he is a funny little character anyway and seems to spend most of his time asleep or cuddling up to us.
Holliesgrandma
22nd Jun 2015
2
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We have a rescue dog, a miniature schnauzer. She is a very picky eater , will have a mouthfull or so then leave the food going back to it later & sometimes doesn't finish it!
Marley444
23rd Jun 2015
2
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Sounds like my fussy dog too!
Wilf
23rd Jun 2015
3
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Sounds like our dog!
Judianne
22nd Jun 2015
2
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Have you tried feeding RAW our Mini Schnauzer loves it, never have a problem, eats every bit and licks the bowl
Marley444
23rd Jun 2015
2
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What is RAW Judianne?
Judianne
24th Jun 2015
2
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Lots of information on the internet, but in short its feeding raw meat (not pork) and bones (chicken wings, poultry necks, beef ribs) minced fruit and veggies, plus occasional egg and some vitamins, we give a tin of sardines once a week. but do google it, and join one of the Schnauzer facebook pages and ask questions they are eager to help.'Schnauzer friends UK' is one.
Munsterlander
22nd Jun 2015
3
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We have had lots of dogs over the years and I find the bigger ones are fine they just gorge themselves on food. Anything goes especially English Setters can keep eating till they burst! Our smaller pouches have been very fussy and sometimes just sniff and then walk off and maybe eat hours later or we used to mix a bit of grated cheese in with their food which always seemed to make it much more attractive for them.

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