Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

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Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby Davido324 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:15 am

My chow chow, Simba didn't eat his food since a few weeks ago when we got new dog food for him.
We are trying to bribe him to eat by putting human food such as rice, fish, and meat.
Could anyone tell me how i should go about this and/or if I should bring him to a vet?


I would appreciate it if someone told me how i should feed my Simba better as i am very worried for his health.

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby maikinda » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:57 pm

Is there some reason you changed dog foods? If your dog is not eating for weeks you have him checked out by your vet. If you are looking for a good dog food check out this website http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/brand/ They have great information on lots of different kinds of dog food.

Hope this will help.

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby Davido324 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:32 am

Yes, we changed our dog food because we couldn't afford the dog food we used to buy, Royal Canin, so we bought food made by our local shopping department.

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby Rory's Dad » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:13 pm

I think you already have your answer. Chows are very sensitive to the ingredients in the food. You absolutely must feed a good quality food without filler.

Even changing quality foods too quickly can be a problem and must be introduced slowly to avoid digestive issues.

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby Davido324 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:12 pm

Ok, i read online that if we buy the food he used to eat, then slowly add some to his food, and by the end of the week, he would have grown into his new food, do you think i should do that?

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby maikinda » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:13 pm

Many times feeding a cheaper dog food doesn't save money. You usually have to feed more plus you have more vet bills. If there is no way you can feed his old food, try to find one with ingredients that are similar that you can afford. Anytime you change diet you should always do it slowly.

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Re: Help! My chow Simba stopped eating?

Postby Constantina » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:29 am

What brand are you feeding him now? He may not want it because it has something that makes him feel itchy or bad. Eliminate anything with corn, wheat, soy and gluten as these are top allergens. Acana is cheaper than royal canin and so is Canidae. Buy from a specialized pet store not the grocery or department store ones. Those are full of fillers and have very little protein to sustain a chow's fur, muscle tone and skin health.


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