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6month old doesn't eat kibble anymore

Ace is going to be 6 months and I've had him for a little over a month and pretty much since day one he won't eat his kibble only NV RAW...and it's getting pretty pricey now he eats about 7 ounces a day..Any brands that might spike his interest would be greatly excepted
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I never would try to convince you into any kibble. Get the best food you can afford. Here's Sabine's worst to best list.

dry kibble,
wet foods (can/pouch or whatever other container),
dehydrated (e.g Honest Kitchen),
freeze dried (e.g. Stella & Chewie's, Nature's Variety),
frozen (cooked or raw),
home prepared cooked or raw

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Just wondering, have you ever tried freeze dried camping/survival food. I imagine that's what kibble tastes like to a dog. Where's the beef, is all he's saying. LOL

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someone on the board once refered to kibble as "living on Fritos your entire life..." LOL I think about this often as we go through Tillie's diet changes.
She was NEVER interested in her kibble, she ate out of necesity, but would only eat enough to survive, most days she would barely have 1/3 cup total of kibble and was NOT excited about feeding time. could have cared LESS. She has been on home cooked for 1 week now and woweeee feeding time is different now! LOL She bores HOLES through me with her eyes as she patiently waits her turn for breakfast or dinner. This morning I had to make the kids at the same time and she let out a few small whimpers wondering when it was HER turn. LOL We have trained her to sit or lay down and "STAY" as I put her bowl on the ground. My son was amazed this morning as Tillie STAYED for nearly 30 seconds before I gave her the 'release" command to go eat. and EAT she does. She nearly LIVES for feeding time now. and honestly isn't as scary or as much work as I anticipated.
sorry to thread-jack!!

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Good stuff Tammy. And we wonder why dogs turn their noses up at kibble. Now Tillie really LOVES YOU.

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Well...I feel I must speak for Whimsy and defend her kibble.LOL

She just loves it and sits by the bowl and waits for me to dish it up! I'm lucky I guess.
She is happy and healthy!!

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That's right Evelyn. If she's happy , that's all that matters.

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LOL, yes you are lucky Evelyn!!! Happy and Healthy that's what we all want for our babies!! My husband wonders when this home cooking will end... I wish we were fortunate enough to be able to keep her on a quality kibble, but I have a feeling once you go home cooked you never go back. Or at least the DOG won't LET you go back.
Thanks for all of your encouragement and guidance Dave!

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We feed our four month old Blue. We do add some to her kibble every once in awhile. Trying to stay away from the canned foods because the cats tend to get into. They have gotten a lot heavier since we brought Maya home.
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one thing that needs to mentioned - these guys can train you quite easily. the best way to get him to eat kibble or whatever it is you're serving is to keep serving it up every day. you can exhaust yourself with trying new things and with some of these little guys they will always skip the meals just to see what else you've got. they won't starve themselves.

i consistently feed my little guy orijen and some days he inhales it, other days he ignores it. he's a healthy size and I just don't worry about my little picky eater.
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