Only wants to eat chicken - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Alternative and Home Cooked Diets A forum for people making their own dog food, using alternative methods or different discussions improving the nutrition of your dog.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
dreamsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 20
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Only wants to eat chicken

Teemo doesn't want to eat anything but chicken. I tried to add rice, veggies, dry kibbles but he just spitted it out. If I am to grind up kibbles and mix with the chicken, he would smell it and walk away.
Any veggies you can recommend for picky eater? He hates carrots, celery..well I can't think of a veggie that he would eat.

I'm also thinking of buying supplement powder and mix it with his chicken. Would that be sufficient? He went 2 days without eating before when I tried to make him eat other stuffs
dreamsie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 01:14 PM
Senior Member
 
misstray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Posts: 2,113
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Our pets learn, if we let them, that if they wait long enough the better stuff will get offered. I think this is a problem more with smaller dogs because we worry more about if they aren't eating and start to panic and then up the ante. This creates picky eaters.

In my opinion, what you need to do is pick what you feel is a nutritious meal and is what you are going to feed and then stick with it. If the pup doesn't eat his meal, then take it away until the next meal. The dog will soon learn to eat when it's offered and finds out the better stuff isn't forthcoming.

Tracy and Brody


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings
misstray is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 01:41 PM
Gigi
 
clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastbourne by the sea England.
Posts: 2,468
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 19 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by misstray View Post
Our pets learn, if we let them, that if they wait long enough the better stuff will get offered. I think this is a problem more with smaller dogs because we worry more about if they aren't eating and start to panic and then up the ante. This creates picky eaters.

In my opinion, what you need to do is pick what you feel is a nutritious meal and is what you are going to feed and then stick with it. If the pup doesn't eat his meal, then take it away until the next meal. The dog will soon learn to eat when it's offered and finds out the better stuff isn't forthcoming.
Absolutely,who is training who!?

clare is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
dreamsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 20
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
I don't mind cooking chicken for him everyday. I was just afraid that chicken + supplement powder might not be enough. Will try with veggies again.
dreamsie is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 32
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
There is a Facebook group called "Raw Feeding (RF)" that is a great resource if you are looking to feed a raw diet.

Also, Sue Ailsby (at www.sue-eh.ca) has a great article on how to teach a picky dog to eat. Here's the link to it: http://www.sue-eh.ca/page24/page39/
showelott is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 05:50 PM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,715
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 109 Times in 107 Posts
if you want to home cook, i would strongly suggest a nutritionist .

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Senior Member
 
atsilvers27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
Posts: 851
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
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.
atsilvers27 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Senior Member
 
TilliesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by davetgabby View Post
if you want to home cook, i would strongly suggest a nutritionist .
DITTO.

Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 11:56 AM
Junior Member
 
Miss T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 12
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have the same issue with T - she won't eat anything except cooked human meat - chicken, buffalo, lamb. Is there a supplement that dog nutrionists recommend adding to food?
Miss T is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 12:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Lila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado born and raised living in Dayton, NV
Posts: 347
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by misstray View Post
Our pets learn, if we let them, that if they wait long enough the better stuff will get offered. I think this is a problem more with smaller dogs because we worry more about if they aren't eating and start to panic and then up the ante. This creates picky eaters.

In my opinion, what you need to do is pick what you feel is a nutritious meal and is what you are going to feed and then stick with it. If the pup doesn't eat his meal, then take it away until the next meal. The dog will soon learn to eat when it's offered and finds out the better stuff isn't forthcoming.
VERY TRUE!!
There are some exceptions, but for the most part this is sooo true.
Lila is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome