My chihuahua Edie is a very picky eater. When I first got her she was eating kibble as a puppy and she would eat fine. But she always seemed to know when to stop, she would usually leave a few pieces of kibble and move on. I switched her to raw a little over a year ago and she would eat stella & chewy, then I switched her to primal but she got too skinny and she is now eating stella & chewy again. A lot of times she will get in a weird mood where she just does not want to eat, and she has done this on both formulas of raw regardless of the kind of meat it is. I always switch what protein she eats after every bag so every two weeks or so she is getting something different but she is being very difficult lately. I have to really convince her to eat and I even praise her like crazy when she eats. It seems so strange to have to tell a dog "good job!" for eating.
A lot of times I will sprinkle some treats on top of her food and then she will eat, but not always.
She's been to the vet and she is perfectly healthy. She is energetic and seems fine besides just not caring about food. She will eat treats, which is why I think she is just a picky eater but sometimes for treat she will even refuse them.
She is a small dog, she weighed a solid 4 pounds for a while then she got down to almost 3.5 lbs on the primal, now she is back up to about 3.8 lbs and looks good but I wouldn't mind her getting up to 4 again because she is skinny. I don't know if this is just a small chi thing since she has a small stomach? Does anyone else have a chihuahua who is not very excited about eating? Anyone have tips on how I can get her to eat more/at all?