Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
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If he is only going to eat the chicken then, clearly that won't work. If you can get your hands on Fresh Pets dog food, it is minimally processed and looks like a sausage, you just chop it up. It is a complete food with the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Great for picky eaters, I add it to my dog's dry kibble. If you only feed that you also need to give hard chews and make sure the teeth stay in good shape. Feeding chicken and supplements only is not balanced and you will eventually end up with a sick dog and expensive vet bills, especially if your dog is a puppy and you don't provide the right nutrients for proper growth. You probably have to stop feeding the chicken and find something he likes. After he is on a regular diet you can reintroduce chicken for training only, IMO.
My dog went through a stage where I didn't realize it but she was eating less and less regular food (dry kibble) because she was holding out for treats she got for various things. She ended up losing almost a pound over eight months, which I didn't find out until a vet check up, and she was already thin. I immediately stopped all treats and only offered dry kibble. After 3 days she was eating regularly, and I only rarely give her treats now, and no table scraps.