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What is the longest time your Hav has gone.....

What is the longest time your Hav has gone without eating? I'm getting fed up with throwing the raw food away again. Vinny and Lulu seem to be on a hunger strike unless it's a pork chop, chicken or steak right off the bbq. I know, my BAD, I never should have given them people food.
One lady told me her little hav went 7 days without eating before she ate her kibble. I really want my babies to go on kibble instead of raw or anything else.
So, anyway, I'm going to put some Evo down and see how long it takes. Have you tried that???
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Mine don't go more than a day or two without eating at all, and then they give me dirty looks and only eat what they have to for a while longer. They eventually get over it and eat what they are fed.

I was advised by our breeder to feed them and give them 20 minutes to eat. If they don't eat, pick it up and wait till the next feeding time. They learn that they have to eat when there is an opportunity.

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MacGyver just refused his second meal in a row, but he seldom goes more than 3 meals, and usually only skips one. He just gets offered the same thing every time. He loves his big brother Moffat's food, but that's a prescription diet, and he can't have it. We do put a few pieces in his food as an enticement, though. We used to worry when he was little, but he always gives in eventually, so now we just move on to the next meal. We always have to put a few pieces on the floor to start, though. He seems to like having a few pieces to play with before getting serious.

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hmmmm let me see..... 6 hours!!!! I am so shocked that there is a Hav out there that does not inhale their food!! All three of mine are, and have always been chow hounds, no matter what I serve. I hope they start to eat soon. I have read that a dog will never starve themselves, so once they are done with their little "protest" they should eat. I never ever fed my guys table food, so I am guessing that if I ever did, I might have the same problem getting back on to kibble. How about mixing the kibble with a small amount of table food, then slowly give less and less table food?

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Joelle, I've head about that 20 min thing and I'm going to do it, by golly, I will!!!

Boo, I know, what's with the few on the floor thing? That drives my DH crazy. But, you're right. Both of mine need priming with some floor bites. In fact, they would prefer it ALL on the floor.

Lauri, I tried to mix people food with their food but they can really pick it out! And the only people food they want is meat. arghhh

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Carole,

I can so relate!!!! Bugsy is on the hunger strike again!!! He is being rediculously picky, and it's especially hard because we are visiting my parents and they give Bugsy food from the table in between the meals. I had a heart to heart with them this morning and they promised to behave!!!

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I remember the first time one of my dogs went a whole day without eating and I admit to worrying. Thankfully, soon after that, I was told it wasn't uncommon in Havanese and I didn't worry about it being a problem with just my dog.

I have had a couple of my dogs refuse to eat for up to two whole days, but none of them have ever refused food on the third day (after skipping two days).

Once I went to regular feedings where I set the bowl down and pick it up a short time later, I haven't had any more meal skippings from my dogs... except when we are traveling or had some kind of major change and that's okay with me.

By the way, when they are puppies and start skipping one meal a day regularly, I cut back to only two feedings a day. When they are a bit older and regularly skip one other meal, then I usually go to one feeding a day. Sometimes I still offer both, but most of my adults skip one meal a day anyway.
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Beamer has gone a few meals without eating back in his kibble days... HE WAS IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

Since being on raw for the past 10 months, he has NEVER missed a meal

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Hi Carole,
Be confident, you will win this... Pull up the food after a few minutes, good advice. Also, a little hand feeding of the kibble may help at first and, (sorry, DH), scattered food on the floor can create interest and perk their appetite.
Hang tough, you will be the victor :-)!! Dogs don't starve themselves to death.
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Also, why are you done with raw?

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