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    Default Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Im at my wits ends with Lilly! Dry food , wet food , complete raw food all hand feed -only not to be interested in anything i want to cry for her but it is time for both of us to get a grip and man up -i calculated how much we are currently spending a month just to feed Diva aka Lilly -100-120 -enough is enough
    Im going to put dry food down leave it for 10 min and then take it away -but im heart broken as mummy girl is losing weight :-(
    Also we had a full check up at the vets ...all ok
    Not sure what else to do xx
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    Default Re: Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    I was having this problem with Frankie. He was not interested in his food. Mostly his AM feeding. I started a thead about it. I tried everything, including switching his food, adding broth, I drew the line when one night he was once again turning his nose up to his food and I put cut up a pork chop left over from dinner on his food and he ate it in 3 seconds flat!! From that point on, I knew he was just being a brat, and I started doing what you stated. I would offer the food and if he did not eat it in a timely fashion, up it went and he did not get it until dinner time. I did this for about a week and low and behold he decided that he would eat his breakdfast. Good luck, our babies really can become spoiled and it is up to us to say enough.
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    Default Re: Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Oh man Pati, we're going through the same thing. I have Blue on an Rx food for his allergies. He started getting better than BAM, he caught kennel cough (now the vets saying it was influenza) and he stopped eating. I had to boil hamburger and rice.
    Now that he's much better, he won't touch his food. I switched to boiled chicken and have been using it as a topper but it defeats the purpose of having him on an prescription formula.

    I was told that when he gets hungry enough, he'll eat. This is true- but he won't finish even a cup. He eats the bare minimum so he doesn't feel hungry then walks away. I even tried going back to Fromms Salmon Tunalini (he use to love it) but nope. Then I tried a new formula all together (canidae grain free pure sea, the wet food) and he wouldn't touch it either.

    All I can say is find a topper and mix it in. Then slowly decrease the amount of the topper. That's what we're trying to do now.

    Good luck and keep us updated.


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    Default Re: Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Hi Pati, I don't have any experience with this. My bullies aren't picky for any food. Lol. They will inhale anything put in front of them. I agree with Blueberry's Mom, she will eat eventually, as she will get hungry. Try the toppers, does she like vegetables? I often put cooked veggies like broccoli, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, or whatever we are having for dinner that day on the evening kibble, they love this. I also add warm water to the kibble, it's makes it softer, and makes a kind of gravy for them. Good luck, I hope she starts to eat soon.
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    Default Re: Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Oh man Pati, we're going through the same thing. I have Blue on an Rx food for his allergies. He started getting better than BAM, he caught kennel cough (now the vets saying it was influenza) and he stopped eating. I had to boil hamburger and rice.
    Now that he's much better, he won't touch his food. I switched to boiled chicken and have been using it as a topper but it defeats the purpose of having him on an prescription formula.

    I was told that when he gets hungry enough, he'll eat. This is true- but he won't finish even a cup. He eats the bare minimum so he doesn't feel hungry then walks away. I even tried going back to Fromms Salmon Tunalini (he use to love it) but nope. Then I tried a new formula all together (canidae grain free pure sea, the wet food) and he wouldn't touch it either.

    All I can say is find a topper and mix it in. Then slowly decrease the amount of the topper. That's what we're trying to do now.

    Good luck and keep us updated.
    This is how lilly is like -for a long time she would eat bare minimum and since forever we had this problem -i got to try tough love ;-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi Pati, I don't have any experience with this. My bullies aren't picky for any food. Lol. They will inhale anything put in front of them. I agree with Blueberry's Mom, she will eat eventually, as she will get hungry. Try the toppers, does she like vegetables? I often put cooked veggies like broccoli, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, or whatever we are having for dinner that day on the evening kibble, they love this. I also add warm water to the kibble, it's makes it softer, and makes a kind of gravy for them. Good luck, I hope she starts to eat soon.
    Hi hun i tried toppers , softening kibble , feeding posh (shes on it now) wet complete food alone and shes getting worse ...ahhhh its all my fault xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    I was having this problem with Frankie. He was not interested in his food. Mostly his AM feeding. I started a thead about it. I tried everything, including switching his food, adding broth, I drew the line when one night he was once again turning his nose up to his food and I put cut up a pork chop left over from dinner on his food and he ate it in 3 seconds flat!! From that point on, I knew he was just being a brat, and I started doing what you stated. I would offer the food and if he did not eat it in a timely fashion, up it went and he did not get it until dinner time. I did this for about a week and low and behold he decided that he would eat his breakdfast. Good luck, our babies really can become spoiled and it is up to us to say enough.
    Did you have only problem with Frankie eating his breakfast? Or was it with afternoon/evening meal as well?
    I cant keep hand feeding a picky dog that wont even eat from my hand now - i done it to myself by being too soft on her when she was younger and refused to eat (eat bare minimum) and was losing weight x
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    Default Re: Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Yes he would not eat his AM meal. I was doing everything I could to get him to eat and it was driving me crazy. He finally got the message.
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    thank you everyone
    Diva vs food day one report

    i put the food down
    she sat and looked at me clueless ....
    i walked out
    she sat and sat and sat ...then eventually walked to the plate and ...eat two pieces....
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    Hang in there. I like Diva's hat.t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pati Robins View Post

    thank you everyone
    Diva vs food day one report

    i put the food down
    she sat and looked at me clueless ....
    i walked out
    she sat and sat and sat ...then eventually walked to the plate and ...eat two pieces....

    ((sigh)) come on Lilly , we are all sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to you an Mum!
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    Default Lilly vs food -time for tough love :-(

    Day 31 -i think she finally got it!
    And retrained me
    1) Food got to be dry (yesss!!! James wellbeloved -in uk classed as good food -yeasty wrinkles are cleared in no time)
    2) food got to be served with a small topper - be it a bit of sauce from my dinner!

    3) food have to be served from the floor - taste better than from her bowl

    4) after staring at the food and falling asleep i got to be present and rewash all the dishes -water makes her calm and ready to eat

    5) after slowly eating her food walking away to check if Shy is still dribbling - she will check if im still by the sink they lie down and try to have a nap

    6) i got to stop her from napping reminding her why we are in the kitchen amongst all the dog food and saliva

    7) she eats again -once finish she will scratch my leg to let me know my dishwashing duty is now over and she then give me a kiss


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    Rest In Peace Winston xxx

    Shy & Lilly


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