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Old 07-17-2013, 07:07 PM
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The little blighter is choosing to each around his thus making his poop hard

He hasn't pooped for 2 days now! Should I be worried?

Any tricks on how to make him eat them? We have tried kidney and liver so far

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There are lots of ways to persuade them to eat up their organs if they aren't keen.
Try chopping them up small and hiding them in other things. Something smelly and mushy like tripe is good, or put them under the skin of chicken/rabbit portions, or inside a small fish like a sardine.
Try shaving tiny slivers off whilst still frozen. this is a good tip if it is the texture the dog dislikes.
Try organs from different animals, they must taste different. Mine are not at all keen on pigs liver, calves and chickens are preferred. Lambs kidney is preferred to pigs as well.
Dehydrating organs makes them into yummy treats for most dogs. Even Harley who is a long-term offal avoider will do tricks for dried liver.
As a last resort try flash frying so just the outside is cooked. Once the dog is eating it you can reduce the amount of cooking.
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Thanks!! We hav tried chopping up small but he still manages to pick them out. So far its only lamb offal we have tried. I like the idea of hiding it under chicken skin! Hehe

This maybe a silly question but if they are dehydrated do they have the same nutritional value as raw? Could I substitute the raw element for dehydrated if that's the only way he will eat it?

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It sure does have the same nutritional value. The only thing that's missing is the moisture. I feed pure raw for breakfast and dehydrated for supper. It's the same thing, just different kinds of meat. As far as the organs, have you tried dehydrating the organs? They may like them that way. Midgie loves the dehydrated organs.
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Thanks! We bought some dehydrated venison liver the other day. He loved the first bite then doesn't seem interested now. We went to a pet expo a few weeks ago and bought dehydrated liver and heart sausages and he LOVES those but there is other stuff in them too. He's doing so well but is just not eating organs. Next we move onto heart to see if he will eat that xx


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I don't know what brand you're buying, but are you reading the label to make sure it's real venison, heart? These store bought products you buy have many added ingrediants and he may not like something that's in them. I find it hard to believe that any k9 would turn away from real venison liver or organs. You can buy all those items from the supermarket and dehydrate it yourself with the oven. It doesn't matter if it's not fully dehydrated, because either way it's good for him. It's very important in this day & age to read labels; they can say anything they want on the front of the package, but the label has to be the truth.
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As far as I'm aware they are 100% venison. It's a UK brand called billy and margot. I may be wrong thou?! He's SUCH a fussy eater it's frustrating. He's terrified of anything he hasn't had before. Now whenever we give him the venison he will throw it in the air and rub himself on it xx


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Remember that heart doesn't count as an organ, it is muscle so is fed as a meat. It is an excellent meat nutrition wise, and generally dogs love it, so a great addition to a raw diet.
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