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Old 08-17-2006, 02:29 PM
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Ok, some of you have probably read where we got our new rescue chi. She was hand feed on table food and i am having a hard time firguring out what she will and won't eat at this point. I have her right now on ground beef, rice and green beans. But i can't continue to cook for her. I have tried to get her to eat dog food but she refuses and turns her nose up and walks away like she is too good for it.

I was just wondering if any of you have extemely picky eaters and could give me some suggestions on dog food that i can maybe get her to eat. I have thought about trying that Beniful in the containers because it's full of veggies and i thought maybe she'd think it's people food? I don't know. I'm not quite at my wits end yet, but i'm fast approaching. Please help.

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Old 08-17-2006, 02:42 PM
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Hello,
I have the same problem, Sami is very picky! I found something that she loves and will eat every time! give this a try!

natural balance rolls
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dog...s/DFRolls.html

now the ingredients list doesn't sound that great, but the reviews, testimonials have been great. other people's dogs and there's a similar story on petco's web site review about how these people rescued a dog who wouldn't eat anything but table scraps.

Also I would recommend going to a pet store and getting samples. You can feed each sample by hand and see which one your chi will like. It was like a big sample party at my house! My picky eater finally found one she would eat after 5 different samples. People on this forum really like chicken soup, timberwolf organic, innova, evo, natural balance...etc do a search for food. Someone told me to call natural balance and ask for samples. they will send out samples to your home if you don't have a place you can get samples from. I wish you the best and I certainly hope you can find something for your picky eater! please let me know if your chi likes the rolls.
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How about trying some canned food. Merrick canned food is holistic, so it's really good for your baby. You can try the Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner. I know my baby really like it, and I've never seen a dog that doesn't like canned food. Also, if your baby likes this, you can try getting some kibbles. I would suggest getting a holistic brand, such as Chicken Soup, Timberwolf Organics, Wellness, Solid Gold, Innova, etc. and then get some of the kibbles and but hot water over it. This way, the kibbles will get soggy. Then, do a half and half mixture of the soggy kibbles and the canned food. You may want to put the canned food in the microwave for a few seconds to heat it up. This will really bring out the flavor and make it even more yummy. Good luck!
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I've tried canned food....that is what she is turning her nose up to. I was like you, i thought how can any dog turn their nose to canned dog food, untill little Miss Nixie came along.
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May I ask what kind of canned food you tried? I've been around several dogs, and not one of them has not like the Merrick canned food I'm referring to. Also, they have this vitamin supplement that you can get from vets and it's in a little pump type bottle, and you give one squirt a day. It's supposed to make the food taste better. Maybe you could try that out? Other than that, I'm out of ideas. Maybe get some ground beef or something and sprinkle little bits over the kibble? I mean this isn't something you would want to continue doing, but just until your baby is used to the dog food...On second thought, maybe little bits of chicken would be better.
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Purina Filet Migon Flavored. I've also got chicken. And she is on ground beef rice and grean beans now as i stated in my first post. I've been mixing dry food in with that but she just picks around it. I will find something eventually. I think i will run to petsmart tonight and look through all the food and see what i can find.
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My puppy use to nibble at merrick canned, now he won't touch it. I swear he goes through phases and cravings like a pregnant woman LOL

Now I can get him to eat Nutro Natural choice Canned food, but I'm sure that won't last long LOL

You may want to try Royal Canin Chihuahua kind... I know it's not the best food, but I hear picky chi's love it.
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You may want to try Royal Canin Chihuahua kind... I know it's not the best food, but I hear picky chi's love it.
Thanks i may try that.
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