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Question How to make eat?

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Beamer still will not eat his food since his vet visit yesterday afternoon. And has onyl taken a few licks of water. How do I get this guy to eat?!?!?
I even put cheese on top of his kibble!

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I think there is a thread out there about this. A few people suggested liver powder, baby food, etc.

With Houston I had to add a teaspoon of Caesar wet food and chicken broth. That did the trick. I also ended up changing his food. He didn't seem to like the food that I bought that he was eating at the breeder's house.

Good luck. Welcome to the world of picky Havanese. LOL
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Havanese can be sooo picky....sigh. What are you feeding Beamer?

Bugsy is on another one of his "I am not going to eat" little stages. He has decided that home made chicken soup is soooo yesterday, so he is not eating much. And I've decided that I am soooo over him being picky. The end reasult, he eats what he eat and I take what's left away and only feed him again next feeding. We'll see what happens.

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People have tried adding cottage cheese or scrambled egg. What worked for us was to moisten the food with some warm water and stir. We call it "stew"--it forms a sort of gravy.
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This isn't what you are suppost to do, but when Sam did the same thing, he would eat if I fed him piece by piece by hand. They say they won't starve themselves, but they are to tiny I felt better if I could get a few kibbles into him. Make sure he is drinking. Dehydration can happen very quickly. Good luck.

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Yeah, he is drinking. After his morning potty he was gulping down water big time.. he had not drank any water since before we went to the vet yesterday afternoon. So i was happy about that.

I already do moisten his kibble with warm water.. He ate well yesterday before the vet... but today no way... i gave him a few treats and he ate those without concern. lol

I will try the Ceaser wet food and see if a bit of that helps. Should i stir it in with the kibble? or just put it on top?

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This isn't what you are suppost to do, but when Sam did the same thing, he would eat if I fed him piece by piece by hand.
Debbie, you are so bold. What a good Mommy. And I am bad , because I took Houston's food away because he was driving me nuts eating it piece by piece. LOL Too funny.

You probably did it too while holding the camera in the other hand so you can take some great photos as usual. LOL
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I can't help too much with picky eaters as Brady will eat almost anything! I do add boiled chicken to his food and mix it in and he loves it! His breeder used to add the chicken and some baby food for the pups to get it to all stick together. I would try to mix some things in with it and see if it helps. Good luck.


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Freeway, have you tried filet mignon? just kidding, save that for when you are at wits end. I too fed jasper by hand and sometime mixed in a little wet food with his kibble bowl (evangers 100% buffallo did the trick here- turned his nose up at little ceasars) Also I found, he would eat anything even the kibble he wouldn't eat 2 seonds ago if it was for a reward. Jasper sit! handful of kibble. I got this great pouch from pet staged that was attatched to a ball, I would fill the pour with kibble and a few special treats tuck the ball in real tight and make him work for it. I often used this when I had to leave for a few hours.

But the best thing ultimately for Jasper's finickyness was another dog. Cash's "eat anything" competition makes Jasper eat his food now- Grant it, I still doctor the back to basic Kibble with a cooked raw medallion from Natures Variety. good luck, and the thing having two dogs tought me was = don't worry too much ---they will eat if they are hungry.




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Debbie,
You probably did it too while holding the camera in the other hand so you can take some great photos as usual. LOL
Why didn't I think of that.LOLOLOL

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