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|02-25-2009, 10:28 PM||#1|
Donating YT Addict
Join Date: Jan 2009
Does it taste better from the shoe??
Puddin' doesn't seem to be terribly fond of her kibble. I'm keeping her on the same stuff the breeder had her on for now, and at her next vet visit (March 6) will consult on changing. I'd ask for recommendations, but I am in Africa and our access to premium foods is limited (we have Hills and Eukanuba but I don't think much else).
So, with her indifference to her kibble, I've been trying to find ways to make it more attractive. She's not very impressed with the puppy kong toy, so putting it in there has no effect. She'll take it from my fingers, but I don't want her to get into the habit of being hand-fed.
A couple of days ago I bought a "puppy pack" of rawhide chew things. In that pack was a crude "shoe" made of dried rawhide, about the size of a toddler's shoe. She went wild over the thing! I put a couple of treats in it and she wrestled and rolled with it until she could get the treats out. I put a few kibble pellets in it, and she did the same!
So now, in addition to keeping kibble in her food bowl, I am putting it in this shoe. Are Yorkies more interested in foods they have to "work" for? My Maltese expect it to be delivered in a bowl and left for their leisurely demolition...Puddin' seems to be completely bored by a bowl of passive food!
Last edited by SweetViolet; 02-25-2009 at 10:29 PM.
|02-25-2009, 10:38 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lucas sometimes has no interest eating out of his bowl either, I guess that would be too easy? lol
Sometimes putting a little bit of shredded carrot or tiny bit of cheese can get him to eat from the bowl. You could try that?
"Happiness is a warm puppy"
|02-25-2009, 10:46 PM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dover, DE, USA
I think they like the hunt of it all. I can say that SpiceE goes bananas for anything that I hid and he has to go find or get. She is such a little dollbaby, it has to be funny to watch her tossing the shoe around.
Kathy & SpiceE