Eating Habits - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:09 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Eating Habits

Hello, I was wondering about my adopted 3 year old 7 pound chihuahuas eating habits. He doesn't eat very much, he might go into his food bowel and take a bite every now and then, like I've heard some dogs do. But even when he does that it isn't too much eating. I used to give him (as recommended to by a vet) gastrointestinal purina formula.

and I moved on to giving him pedigree small breed nutrition mixed with cesar because he does kind of like that meat. He only gets excited about people food, like an apple or a carrot piece, though. I believe before we adopted him he ate some sort of pedigree at the shelter for 2 weeks and before that I have no clue, they don't know what he used to eat.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM
LostLakeLua's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Name: Kat
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,112
Thanks: 488
Thanked 172 Times in 139 Posts
Default

I suggest checking out dogfoodanalysis.com for some reviews to help pick a good quality food. To be honest, Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Science Diet, any of that stuff; is pretty low quality; despite their awesome advertising. So I'd suggest switching to a better food that's grain-free; Taste of The Wild is a good, affordable 6-star brand.
And, some dogs free-feed well. You say he doesn't seem to eat a lot; but is he maintaining his weight okay? As long as he doesn't appear to be losing weight; it's safe to say he's maintaining it well. You should start measuring the amount you leave out vs. how long it takes to get back to empty. That'll give you an exact idea of how much he's actually eating; so you can compare to the recommended amount for his weight on the bag.
__________________
~*~*~*~*~*~*~

facebook.com/rescutopia
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com