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nern

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posted 07-18-2003 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
It seems that many smaller breeds tend to be picky eaters so Im curious if any of you have a hard time getting your small dogs to eat?
Sebastian has proved to be a pain in the butt when it comes to feeding. He pretty much hates dry food and I've had a very hard time getting him to eat it. I've tried feeding at set times and feeding dry only (no treats or anything else) but he still refuses. He will actually go 3 days with no food (I do'nt let him go longer than that) sometimes. He goes to the vet in September and I plan on discussing this issue with her but for now I have decided to feed him canned food with dry food mixed in which he seems to eat much better and is much happier now.
Im not trying to start a "best" food debate here so we do'nt have to mention brands if you prefer not to. Just curious if anyone else has this sort of problem with their little dogs.

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nern

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posted 07-18-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
BTW, Sebastian is 7yrs old and still has beautiful, white teeth considering that he ate semi-moist food in his previous home and barely ever got chews.

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puttin510
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posted 07-18-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
My poodle will eat anything I put in her bowl now. At first i would over love and try to give her moist and dry, then no moist she obgected. I changed her food to a better food and she gained weight. So I cut the rations and added veggies and she now gobbles it all up. From used to be picky now eats it all.

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ilovemypets
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posted 07-19-2003 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
My Alex is picky somedays... He li kes the food a little moist...but he is cutting teeth so thats probably why. He does eat his food hard also though. Ok, I've got a funny story to tell....I'll try to tell it my best:

My aunt and uncle have 2 dogs, a toy poodle who eats everything, and a maltese who is very picky! Both are adults. Well my uncle has taught the maltese to tap his hand to get food. So he puts food in his hand, shuts it, and the maltese taps it for him to open up his hand...Just a cute trick to do basicly. Well The maltese is so hard to get to eat they usually hand feed him. And the Toy poodle, usally eats her food in a flash...its gone! They feed their dogs a certain amount of portions a day, and they are done. Okay, so the maltese is tapping his hand for more food and more food....And all of a sudden (never been taught to do this) he feels a tap on his back....Turns around and its the Toy Poodle! He ignores it since she had already eated though....30 seconds later there is the tap again lol!!! Its the toy poodle!!! So I guess she figures if she taps him maybe she will get MORE food! The toy poodle (AMY) is sooo funny she does many more funny things! And the maltese(oscar) is funny also! I'm sorry if this doesnt seem funny or if it doesnt sound right...But the story was truly cute and I wanted to share!

[This message has been edited by ilovemypets (edited 07-19-2003).]

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nern

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posted 07-19-2003 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
LOL. Poodle are such smart dogs! Very cute story.

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