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|06-19-2017, 04:00 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2017
A very picky eater
I'm new to this thread but I've been reading this forum for months since I got my furbaby CELA. I got her when she was 6 months and she was diagnosed with coccidia before.
Anyways, she just turned 1 year old last 14th. I don't have any problems with her being hyperactive and she's a very, very smart one (easy to train).
My only problem is that I do not understand why she is a very picky eater. I used to give her royal canine, eukanuba and finally for acana. It was okanagan apple and lamb that she loves but then they changed a new formula of grass fed lamb. She has a habit of liking it at first but then refuses to eat and vomits yellowish substance which I believe happens everytime she refuses to eat.
She just loves eating apples, carrots, sweet potato, watermelon. Sometimes, I ask her is she is a bunny. Joking aside, I want to ask what is the best option for her kibbles. We went to the vet last month because she vomitted 4 times already. The vet gave her royal canine gastro and a medicine syrup for 7 days which I faithfully followed. After that, we switch back to acana and after 2 weeks she refuses to eat again.
In my attempt to spoil her, I searched up online about chicken broth mixed with her kibbles which I personally needed to cut in four since she hates to eat a whole sized kibble of acana. She eventually ate the whole plate for breakfast ONLY. After lunch and dinner she just likes the soup. I am frustrated and wanting to try table food but I believe it is a "no,no" for them.
I want to try orijen. I need help because I honestly don't know what to do with her. She is very hyperactive btw and refuses to eat. I tried to get her food after 30 mins of refusing to eat but then she starves herself and vomit.
Any suggestion/s would do as I am desperate.
Thanks so much!
|06-19-2017, 05:22 AM||#2|
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Hi and welcome to YT - glad you posted !
I wonder...especially since she seems to like fresher foods (apples, carrots, sweet potato, watermelon)...if you should try something like the cooked (they have raw too, which is what I use) Sojos mix. THIS PAGE shows both the raw pre-mix and the cooked pre-mix. All you'd have to do is add your own meat (raw or cooked). It's somewhat similar to Honest Kitchen food, if you've heard of that already...? HK would be another option, btw.
My gut feeling is that she'd do better on fresher foods...even a canned food, perhaps. Have you tried that yet?
Have you tried sprinkling Parmesan cheese on her food yet...?
Keep us posted and best of luck !!!
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|06-19-2017, 05:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2017
I don't think we have that available here in the philippines. I tried searching online. Yes, I have tried canned food royal canine junior when she was 7 months but then again after a months or so, she would refuse to eat.
I haven't tried parmesan yet. How do I spread it on her food? Thanks!
|06-19-2017, 06:40 AM||#4|
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|06-19-2017, 09:50 AM||#5|
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If she ate the Royal Canin Gastro put her back on that. Lots of picky eaters love Royal Canin and it's a great food.
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|06-19-2017, 10:24 AM||#6|
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(1) The vomiting you are describing is probably due to an empty stomach, as you suspected. Our Bella has that issue too, but when she eats regularly, she does not vomit. We make sure to give her frequent small feedings throughout the day and just before bedtime. If Cela continues to vomit, you should consult with a vet.
(2) You are correct that human table food is a no-no. Some human foods (like grapes and onions) are toxic to dogs. Other foods are not nutritionally balanced for a dog.
(3) If you end up home cooking for your dog, be sure that it is balanced with an added nutrient blend that is specially designed for dogs. Wylie's Mom mentioned one brand in her post...
|08-03-2017, 05:58 AM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2017
I also have a picky eater. The vet gave me a few samples of wet food & I have tried several. She goes back & fourth to her bowl but only nibbles at it. Does anybody know what is a good food to try. Her dry food seems to be OK but not great. Opinions please...Wet & dry food or just dry. Thank you!
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