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Picky Eater...

topic posted Mon, June 7, 2004 - 4:26 PM by  Katie
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I have a Yorkshire Terrier, named Toby and he's an extremely picky eater. I have tried different dog foods (wet and dry).I've bought the expensive dog food, I've bought the cheap dog food, and just when I think I found one he'll eat, the next week he won't eat it anymore. I've even gone as far as making him some kind of Dog Turkey loaf..and that went over well for a couple months but then he got tired of that too. I feel awful changing it around all the time, but I don't know what else to do to make him eat.

Does anyone else have a dog with this problem? If you have any suggestions PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much!

~Katie~
(and Toby too!)
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Katie
Portland
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  • Re: Picky Eater...

    Sat, June 26, 2004 - 4:00 PM
    Hi there Katie and Toby,

    I have 2 very picky eaters. The especially picky one is Ninjai, and he did not start eating regularly until after he turned one, when I found the perfect recipe. I know exactly how you feel because Ninjai refused to eat and it was very frustrating for me. Here's what you can try:

    This portion is for a 10 pound dog, so if you have a 5 pounder, divide the portion by half:

    1/3 of the Cesar wet dog food
    3/4 cup of Royal Canin's kibble especially for yorkies
    1/4 cup of ground meat
    3/4 cup of rice

    1. smash the 1/3 case of Cesar wet dog food in the bowl, with the back of a spoon.

    2. Grind up 1/2 cup of the Royal Canin kibbles into powder and pour into the bowl.

    3. Boil 1/4 cup of ground meat until the broth is rich and condensed (it'll turn into a golden color)

    4. Place 3/4 cup of cooked rice (make sure the rice is not too soggy or gooey) along with the 1/4 cup of meat, and about 1/5 cup of broth. Blend the rice, meat, and broth into a puree with the blender.

    5. Pour the puree into the bowl, and mix well into the grounded up kibbles and Cesar wet food. Keep mixing until no powder residue remains.

    6. Pour in the remaining 1/4 cup of kibbles, mix and serve.

    **if your yorkie likes fruits and veggies (try the stem of the broccoli, peeled and chopped into small bite sizes, or 2, 3 fresh cherries with the pits removed and chopped up), you can sprinkle it on top of Toby's dinner.

    **MAKE SURE you're not over feeding!!! I thought I was feeding the correct portions because I followed the guidlines, however, every dog is different and the guidline is a very very broad estimate. So decrease your current feeding amounts by a little bit. For example, instead of feeding him 1 cup a day, decrease it to 3/4 or 4/5 cup a day. It works! And don't give him too many things to munch on between meals.

    You can try hand-feeding him the formula in the beginning. The texture of the finished product should be like thick, moist dough. It should NOT stick to your hands when you pick it up.

    Good luck!!
    • Re: Picky Eater...

      Wed, August 4, 2004 - 9:15 PM
      I'm super picky too (and spoiled rotten, so mom says)

      I really like Royal Canin's kibble for mini size
      and Natural Balance (that comes in a tube and gets cut-up) turkey flavor, best is when I get a little of both together.

      good luck!

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