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Would like some input on a quirky behavior...

HI All,


I don't post much but I really appreciate all the information I find here. I really hope someone can give me a clue as to what this particular behavior means. Currently we are fostering an adorable Havanese (It is a foster to adopt program). She has been with us for 3 weeks now and she seems to have suddenly developed this quirky habit of pushing her food bowl around, almost like she is trying to turn it over.
My husband suggested that maybe she was trying to get her hair out of the way, but tying up her hair hasn't improved matters. I am trying to attach a video, but cant figure out how to do it. I am not able to upload it to YouTube ,so I cannot attach the link either...
Any input will be appreciated...

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My Leo will sometimes push his bowl around and try to "bury" it in his bedding. Or if he's hungry, he will push it around as a way of communicating that he wants food!


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I wish I could explain it better... It is not really pushing around... its kind of an up and down bobbing action of the head, I wish I could figure out how to post the video.. . And its not like she is very hungry either... Most of the times she has to be coaxed to eat, esp if I add crushed flaxseed or coconut oil...
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Can't help you with the bowl issue, but I don't believe that dogs should have flaxseed. Hopefully those you know will chime in on that. Good luck with your problem.


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Its not???? I was under the impression that it is really good for the coat and skin. I should stop giving it then.
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I agree. Flaxseed is good for your dog. My vet recommends it when my Hav had skin problems.
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Its not???? I was under the impression that it is really good for the coat and skin. I should stop giving it then.
probably better options .http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=fattyacids he's experimenting to see what happens, maybe you have reinforced it?

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video: upload to youtube, then post the link in the body of a reply.

wow you have two havs now! what color is the foster?
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Is it a shiny metal bowl? I've noticed Charlie sometimes backing off his water bowl if he sees his own movement reflected. Maybe your little one is seeing something and trying to get at it? Just an idea.

Charlie won't even eat food out of a bowl -I've tried a few different ones but he just picks one or two bits out and then gives up. It's a different story if I tip it onto a plastic mat; he gets stuck in straight away and eats the lot.

If only they could speak to us to explain what's going on
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Hope this works....

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