Female GP eating

by Diana Stone
(DFW, Texas)

In January 2016, we adopted a rescued, beautiful, female GP who is 3 y/o. She is a housedog, but I keep water outside and put her food outside for her potty break before bedtime. We initially had to feed her boiled chicken and rice per our Vet because she wouldn't eat. They believe her history includes abuse and she is afraid of her own shadow. As per our Vet's instruction, we've been fixing a bowl mixture of 30oz+/- of dry Pedigree food and 13oz can of Purina Prime Cuts wet dog food. I also now sprinkle some (less than a tablespoon) bacon grease in it for aroma. There are some days she only eats a few bites and doesn't drink much water. She does, on occasion, eat the entire bowl. Her spine is easily felt; however, she has great muscle tone in her legs, trunk and flanks. We play outside every day and she loves it. Please tell me if her eating habits are normal for females. She weighed 100lbs in January, and I would bet around 85-90lbs now.

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by: Donna

Make sure to read the contents of the dog food.

I suspect she isn't keen on processed kibble or the canned food.

I can only suggest you try her on raw. Dogs normally don't eat much right away since it's foreign to them. However do some research on raw.

Vets don't like it because they are taught by kibble representatives. They don't know much about proper nutrition. This is a known fact.

Have a read from the information:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/a-handy-guide-for-starting-your-dog-on-raw-food/

Dr. Karen Becker talks about feeding in a three-part series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2YIIpF4cc

It is scary to many people because kibble is so easy. So is raw. Just start on it and you'll see how much your dog will love it once she gets over burying it or playing with it.

Note that Pyrs only eat as much as they need, in any case. With kibble, they usually drink more because there is no liquid in kibble. With raw, they drink less unless the weather is hot.

You might try finding a natural/homeopath vet.

Thank you for adopting.

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