The biggest trouble we have had so far with Dog is that she is an incredibly picky eater.
If it’s cooked meat she will gobble it down buuut raw nope, kibble nope, cheese nope, peanut butter is also a no, as is vegetables of any kind, all fruits and most dried meat . I say most dried meat because she is very enthusiastic about expensive beef jerky treats and the costly summer sausage we use for lunch meat but that’s it.
We have taken the route of offering her meals three times a day (because she’s skinny) – if she doesn’t eat something at breakfast she only gets that offered at meal time until she eats it. Her normal meal is Natural Choice Venison Meal and Potato kibble mixed with water and a 1/3 can of wet canned dog food. Unfortunately this method is hit and miss, some days she eats three meals and some days she only has one. Slowly she is becoming a better eater since we refuse to offer anything better to eat but she’s skinny so we hate seeing her missing any meals. She is also slowly getting rid of her habit of picking out the chunks of food she likes and leaving the kibble behind.
Since she’s so picky when we found something that made her gobble down kibble at every meal we were excited. Tripe, specifically green beef tripe – if your a dog person you may have hear of this noxious smelling stuff – is the stomach of a cow. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Dogs LOVE it, even my dog!
Sad part is unfortunately with all the benefits of feeding tripe (it’s loaded with good nutrients and probiotics) Dog’s bowels do not agree with it… so even the little bit she has had to get her to wolf down her meals has cause some not so fun problems 😦
I still recommend anyone trying to get a picky pooch to eat to give tripe a go (beware of the smell) but the hunt continues for us to find the elusive item that will entice her to mow down on the kibble.
Update: We have now found a brand of kibble she love – a good brand too! Currently she is eating the Back to Basics Duck Formula 🙂