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Hello! I am the one who posted about my St. Bernard, Sophie being sick and being in the vet for a week. Well they didn't find anything (not even the internal vet)! So we have had her home for a about two days now. She seems MUCH better! Only thing is, she wont eat her own food. We have to put boiled chicken, or lean hamburger meat in it or she will NOT eat it. She is 20lbs underweight (and she was lean before she lost this weight)or we would just say "tough, she will eat it when she is hungry enough". She just hates her dog food, and we have tried 5 different kinds and she used to eat (and love) Beniful but now she wont eat it. Don't get me wrong, she begs and wants everything we are eating, but her food is not even an option for her. Meanwhile, our Aussie, Bo is way overweight. Since Sophie has been sick, he has gained probably as much as she has lost, so he is a chunky monkey.
Any tips/tricks on how to get her to eat and him to lose some weight?! Another thing is, whatever I give her, Bo wants so its not like I can refuse him a treat and give her one, I cant do it -plus they are so territorial to one another since she is home (after him being the only child -so to speak- for a week) and well, so they'd probably fight it out to the death lol. So any ideas?
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My old guy wouldn't eat either. My #1 standby was potpies. You can p/u at food lion for 69 cents each, or make your own casserole. Get some creamy chicken gravy, veggies, cut up chicken and put in a pie crust. I also fed my guy lamb, ramen noodles (heavy in Vit b which doc said he would pee out excess) sweet potatoes (canned, no additives) but usually most dogs will eat cottage cheese or shredded cheese melted on their kibble. My guy was an extraordinary case, and I pray your girl isn't. We did of course go through all the dog food optoins before resorting to people food exclusively. He came here for hospice & palliative though, so it didn't much matter what he ate. We did the baby food, the yoghurt, the burger, chicken, rice, steak, everything, and sometimes he would eat a bean or carrot. Not often, maybe one time. His last meal was chicken nuggets.
I had four other dogs getting kibble, and getting steamed that the newbie got all these nummies. I cooked 3-4 times a day for my old guy. The others got kibble twice a day. Dont let your aussie guilt you into anything, just feed her away from him. My drill was, cook for AngelTillman, feed himi in bathroom (which he wouldn't eat) feed the baby in the kitchen so the big dogs don't take it, feed two others on porch and my canine aggressive eats in the BR by herself..
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