Eating less / new food recommendations

Shipwreck

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Our boy Duke, 11 month male, has really slowed down/reduced eating. It’s been a few weeks and he is getting a little thinner, not alarmingly thin but his harness is not tight anymore. I am looking for a new food before we do anything else. We currently feed Fromm Heartland Large Breed Puppy.

1) He’s still playful and very happy
2) He will scarf down anything from our plates (egg, ground beef, rice) but doesn’t get this often to where you think it would ruin his appetite, maybe a little once a week.
3) Drinks plenty of water
4) Eats his current food a little at a time in shifts, almost reluctantly.

Not an expert but I don’t think there’s anything more serious going on at the moment and would like to get a food that would be tasty/delicious and try that first. Of course if that didn’t work then we would step up our concern.

So, what foods might be more flavorful for dogs that I could try next?

Thank You!
 

helsonwheels

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Our boy Duke, 11 month male, has really slowed down/reduced eating. It’s been a few weeks and he is getting a little thinner, not alarmingly thin but his harness is not tight anymore. I am looking for a new food before we do anything else. We currently feed Fromm Heartland Large Breed Puppy.

1) He’s still playful and very happy
2) He will scarf down anything from our plates (egg, ground beef, rice) but doesn’t get this often to where you think it would ruin his appetite, maybe a little once a week.
3) Drinks plenty of water
4) Eats his current food a little at a time in shifts, almost reluctantly.

Not an expert but I don’t think there’s anything more serious going on at the moment and would like to get a food that would be tasty/delicious and try that first. Of course if that didn’t work then we would step up our concern.

So, what foods might be more flavorful for dogs that I could try next?

Thank You!

Kibbles is boring compared to your food. Little guy knows that. I definitely would switch him to one protein bags of Acana. Rotate protein bags every 2-3 months so his body gets use to different proteins n you’ll avoid a lot of allergies. Fromm Heartland Large Breed Puppy‘s protein are beef n pork so that means your dog is doing good with them 2 protein. Now select one that he hasn’t tried like Acana Duck which is more digestible. They also have lamb, fish, beef etc. keep a journal on each protein so you’ll know what he can’t eat n what he can. Both my dogs have “no” allergies with chicken as I rotated their kibbles as pups. Today both are on frozen raw. Watch for all the intakes of legumes n potatoes. Why I always suggest Acana as they use meat as protein n not legumes. Also they add tripe which is a great probiotic. :)
 

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Our boy Duke, 11 month male, has really slowed down/reduced eating. It’s been a few weeks and he is getting a little thinner, not alarmingly thin but his harness is not tight anymore. I am looking for a new food before we do anything else. We currently feed Fromm Heartland Large Breed Puppy.

1) He’s still playful and very happy
2) He will scarf down anything from our plates (egg, ground beef, rice) but doesn’t get this often to where you think it would ruin his appetite, maybe a little once a week.
3) Drinks plenty of water
4) Eats his current food a little at a time in shifts, almost reluctantly.

Not an expert but I don’t think there’s anything more serious going on at the moment and would like to get a food that would be tasty/delicious and try that first. Of course if that didn’t work then we would step up our concern.

So, what foods might be more flavorful for dogs that I could try next?

Thank You!

At 11 months, you can switch to adult kibble, since feeding Fromm, you can just go right to one of the all stage food... my guys did great on Pork and Peas


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Update

Duke inhaled his Acana samples from our local pet store ... I think one was beef and pumpkin ... I ended up returning for a bag of acana duck and pear which he likes but not as much as the sample. Either way he will now get acana adult varieties and is back to eating non stop ...

Thanks for all the suggestions
 

helsonwheels

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Must be a Duke thing [MENTION=18655]Shipwreck[/MENTION].... MY Duke when he was eating kibbles n was also Acana he would inhale like a vacuum. I got him a slow feeder like the one below. I needed something with more of a maze n this one worked. He’s on raw now. He also had a bad habit snapping at his snacks from your fingers. It’s all about training of course.

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