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picky eaters & delicate stomachs?
mugsy was raised for the first 10 months of his life in the breeders kennel.
he ate orijin dry food only.
when i got him home he refused to eat it. i thought he was scared and nervous and just left it out, with water, for him to pick at if he chose to.
he would not eat it on his own but would if i hand fed him, kibble by kibble.
while this was a wonderful bonding moment it wasn't all that practical and i soon left him to eat alone. he stood firm to the point that i could hear his stomach growl with hunger pangs.
i tried another dry food...and then another, nothing worked.
i'm a believer in dry food and healthy human treats, like apples, carrots etc. and my last dog seemed to like that also.
mugsy will only eat wet food and so far i have only tried those beneful dinners, he loves them. he also likes biscuits/treats etc. i still leave the hard kibble out in hopes he will decide to try them again but so far no go.
as to his stomach...if i feed too much of the wet stuff he gets sick with runny stool so i have to hold back on that and make sure he gets hard treats to make up a days intake.
does this sound normal for a havanese?