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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Dave. Good information.

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This makes sense when you have a dog that has a long track record of being a known good eater. It would NOT be my go-to position for a young, healthy Havanese who has played this game more than once. We KNOW this breed is MORE than capable of training their owner into believing they are picky eaters. I also believe strongly that a lot of adolescent puppies slow down eating because they are being overfed to start with. Many too many fat dogs around.

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"If your cat or dog gets a clean bill of health from your veterinarian but still isnít eating well, review the diet youíre offering and see where it falls on my latest ranking of best-to-worst pet foods. Make upgrades as youíre able to, and see if your petís appetite improves."

This is where we were as I posted in my earlier topic. I tried several high end kibbles and Skye still was just picking at his food. Because he was in the most important time of life for growth and development it was much more important to me for Skye to get the nutrients he needed than to impose my will on what food he was eating. The raw diet made all the difference in the world. He has gone from eating just a few bits of food per day to hopping and dancing when he sees his food bowl. And for better or worse he has gone from a medium energy dog to a high energy dog.

I do monitor his weight closely and adjust portion sizes as necessary.
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Patti will be one-year old in two days. Until about a month ago, she was a picky eater. Some days she would go without eating. I've tried many different things. Once I figured out what she liked, I had to figure out the serving size. Now she dances pirouettes when I bring out her food. Patti does like raw food. Doesn't care for kibbles alone.

I'm feeding her Science Diet Small Breed stews 3.5 oz with 1/4 cup of kibble with dried raw beef mixed in with it, twice a day. She's more settled and not hungry. She's getting 400 to 460 calories a day with a treat or two. Will monitor her weight.
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