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    Default UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    Ok gang, I took everyone's advice on why Meatball all of a sudden won't eat/finish his food.

    i deceased the amount of food.
    i decreased his treats.
    i mixed yogurt, egg, cottage cheese etc
    changed his feeding times.
    Bought Fromm pork/peas

    In the end, Meatball is not devouring his Fromm food like he used too. He nibbles at it in the morning and walks away. He will come back hours later and eventually eat it. However he used to lick his bowl clean EVERY time! You think it's time to change brands? He still eats his fruit and treats with gusto! It's just the dogfood no matter what you mix in it. He's been eating Fromm for over a year no problem, this started a few months ago. Vet said they don't eat as much the older they get. True?

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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    they can slow down, yes... but he could just be picky. My Nitchke was like that one day --- devore food next day take his good ole time.
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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    My dog did this and it was hard, your worried they are not getting enough nutrients, wasting food and its frustrating. I tried everything you did and all of the toppers possible.
    I eventually had to change his food completely and now he eats like a champ. I ended up switching him to a prepared raw and he has never snuffed his food since. I think sometimes they just get bored with it!
    When we were trying different kibble I always asked when I was at the store if I could return it if my dog was allergic or doesn't like it and they let me return multiple times...it can get expensive.

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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    Fromm's grain free is interchangeable. You can try a different flavor and see if he like it?

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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    I agree....try a different grain free flavor and see. Also, you might want to try the scheduled feeding. Choose the times you want to feed and when the time is up, pick the bowl up until feeding time again. Leave it down for 30 minutes only. If he doesn't eat....he doesn't eat. My two are 6 1/2 and almost 5. They eat in less than 2 mins. We feed them 3/4 to 1 cup at 8am and again at 8pm. If we are late....they will let us know. Day light savings time really screws with them. Good luck.

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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    That happened to Itzy too! She completely stopped eating for two days, I though she was sick but before taking to the vet a tried giving her chicken broth with veggies, she ate it like crazy!! Then I realized she was tired of her food and change it to another brand. Now she is eating well.

    They can not talk but have their ways to tell us what they want, they're really smart! Lol.

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    Default Re: UPDATE: On My Dog won't eat his food

    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    Fromm's grain free is interchangeable. You can try a different flavor and see if he like it?
    I have tried EVERY grain free flavor. He can't have the tutalinni or surf and turf due to salmon allergies. Beef Frittata is what he used to love! Game bird he's ok with but stopped eating it as well. I'm currently on pork/peas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamslater View Post
    I ended up switching him to a prepared raw.
    Hands down the best food. If you have someone local to do it for you. Prepared ahead. I struck gold and there's a guy with an organic farm here who even offers a "low heat cooked" version, for those of us skittish about bacteria and whatnot. They love it.

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