My adopted chi Gunther is starting to really come out of his shell and likes to play a little game called: 2 weeks. This mean that he will eat a brand of food for two weeks and then slowly go on a hunger strike until he absolutely refuses to eat! Have you guys had similar struggles with a picky chi?
Let me tell you the whole saga: First he was on Royal Canin (the rescue centre gave us this food) and then he slowly stopped eating it which was ok because I wanted to start feeding him Acana and Orijen freeze dried. Then I got him onto Acana and the Orijen which he loved, until I made the fatal mistake of giving him the Acana Fish flavour. No turning back from there. He now refuses to eat any Acana Flavour
. He loved Orijen but my supplier here in the Netherlands finished his stock so I got him onto Ziwipeak Lamb instead. For 2 weeks he would dance around me when I opened the bag and would eat the whole lot in just a few seconds! But now he is slowly going on a hunger strike again. First it starts with him not eating his whole portion and now he just leaves the food in his bowl and won't go near it.
I know that he's hungry because sometimes I can hear his stomach rumbling and he always loves his treats. I don't know what to do now. At first I thought it was a problem with his bad teeth and gums that maybe were too inflamed for him to chew on hard food, but Ziwipeak isn't very hard and he still enjoys his dental treats. Do you guys have any suggestions? Should he have more variety in flavour? Or a dry meal in the morning and a moist meal in the evening? Any tip is welcome! If this continues I'm going straight to the vet on Monday!