The chow back on dog food.

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The chow back on dog food.

Postby trry » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Me again!... I don't know if you are aware of my situation but just a recap... Chow 11months had bloody poop so had to put him on a chicken and rice diet till he got better. Its been a week now and he is doing fine so I am trying to transition him off of pure chicken and rice.

When the little guy was on the chicken and rice diet everything will be gone and he would lick his bowl up, literally. Yesterday, I picked up a bag of Orijen (blue buffalo wasn't doing it for him) and mixed it with some beef and white rice, he ate it after 2 attempts at the bowl. This morning 8AM I gave him kibbles+chicken+eggs and he ate a few bites and never ate it again. I put on some tough love and wont let him get anything else till he finished it but he would refuse. I had to feed him from the palm of my hands at 3:45PM b/c he hasn't eating anything the entire day. I was hoping experience chow owners can shed some light on this...

1. Should I put him on a rice and chicken diet or its really unhealthy since its missing other nutrients?
2. Would chicken + white rice + kibble be too fatten for him?
3. How come he can eat the kibble out of my hand but not in the bowl. He sees it coming from the bowl too!...
4. I would always mix his kibbles with other items (egg, meat, yogurt. et al) prior to his incident and he would eat it majority of it. Why is he putting up a resistance?

I think that will be all but any feeding tips will be greatly appreciated.

Pic of him and kibbles.


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Re: The chow back on dog food.

Postby Tippsy'smom » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:07 pm

Continue offering him the kibble. After about 20 minutes pick up his bowl, even if he doesn't eat it. At his next feeding do the same. And so on, and so forth. He'll realize that he either eats his kibble or goes hungry. And he'll choose to eat his kibble. He won't starve himself.
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Re: The chow back on dog food.

Postby Rory's Dad » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:20 pm

Agreed. Although we free feed Rory his kibble, he does eat it so we dont have that issue. Your dog is simply picking what he wants to eat, the chicken and rice. Think of going to a restaurant and having the choice of a nice steak or oatmeal?

Rory does get picky when he is in his show regimen. He ignores the kibble. At home, he eats it after having his raw diet and has gone out.

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Re: The chow back on dog food.

Postby Cam Atis » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 pm

Actually you are on the right track in transitioning; mixing them. And feeding him right off your palm is the way to do it also. He wont eat if you dont do that kind of trick. Doing what Tippsy's mom advised will help him cope and will eat dog food after about a week or so.
Did you know that dogs can go on a week with no food? Just water.
Anyway that is how long they can do their hunger strike before hunger pangs get the better of them and they'll eat. (Just kidding!)

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Re: The chow back on dog food.

Postby kyleharlan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:52 pm

My canine have an eating regimen issue couldn't consume fittingly .I have take specialist guidance however come about is not well.if any one comprehend what issue either that the puppy come to be physically fit.
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Re: The chow back on dog food.

Postby Constantina » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:59 pm

He is too adorable! Awwww...

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