My Pyrenees isn't eating very much.

I have a four year old Pyrenees who is very under weight. He is a rescue so I don't know alot about him. I have tried many different brands of dry & wet food. He walks away from it. He eats enough to keep himself alive but he's lost a lot of weight. Any suggestions on what to do or give him.
Thanks.
Laura Campbell

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Feb 26, 2017
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picky eater
by: Anonymous

Our Pyr was picky, too. Plus he had ear issues. Can understand that fresh/raw might be a good option for your dog. But if supply of raw is an issue, as it was for us, then back to kibble.
We tried many brands of kibble dressed with chicken or liver bits. Ear problem continued. Appetite so-so.
Then we tried Origen Red kibble...bingo! Eats it right up. AND he hasn't had an ear problem since we started him on that brand. We no longer have to dress his meal to make it interesting. It comes vacuum-packed, and its made in Canada, eh. Ours also likes to eat outdoors....haven't a clue why, but it's how he wants it. His weight is perfect, vet says.
Hope this helps.

Mar 05, 2017
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autoimmune
by: Anonymous

I had a Pyrenees mix that was under weight and he had an autoimmune disorder and needed to be on prednisone.

Jun 07, 2018
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picky eater
by: Anonymous

we have a 2 yo rescue we fed her kibble and placed dog bowel on a raised bin so she did not have to lean down. She did not eat for 2 days. put bowel on floor, nothing. poured food onto floor and she ate. did this for a few days now she will eat out of bowl on the floor, she likes to lay down and eat with paws on each side of the bowl. Just have to find their preference.

Nov 19, 2019
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Frozen Raw
by: Anna

We use dehydrated raw food (Honest Kitchen) and add chicken, etc., to spice it up. If he’s feeling super picky, we freeze it in chunks on wax paper and feed it to him that way. It turns it into a frozen treat!

Feb 19, 2021
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is cooked pork safe? among other cooked meats/protein
by: Cynthia

My Grear Pyrenees puppies 13 months and 7 months refuse to eat any dried kibble or canned dog food. We cook different meats for them because they will like/love chicken one day and then sniff it and walk away huffing the next day….chicken, lamb, beef, fish, pork, also hard boiled eggs and scrambled eggs. We feed them smaller meals 2-3 times a day. Our vet said to feed them a cut up whole raw chicken a month. The oldest dog loves the raw chicken once a month only....she then refuses to eat it if I give her raw chicken two days in a a row....or will eat a tiny bit then refuse to it. Is it safe to feed our Pyrs pork? Also should we feed a vitamin supplement? I do give a cup or organic cooked brown rice every other day with their meat…more than this, they refuse to eat it. A colleague said their large dog died from eating pork. I don’t want to lose my beautiful fur babies! Thank you in advance for any information you have to share.

Feb 22, 2021
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Feeding raw
by: Donna

Here is how to start on raw but if you can find a raw canine nutrtionist with whom to consult, even better. They probably also sell locally sourced organic mixes (proper mix of organ/bone/muscle meats). I know of one if you are interested but you may have someone closer.

NaturRaw Nutrition

Do not feed rice. It is simply a filler and they just poop more.

You are perfect on the eggs. One a day either scrambled or soft-boiled.

I've not heard of a dog dying from eating pork if it's from a government inspected abattoir.

If you can find a holistic vet, even better. They can also advise you.

You can start here:

Primer

Which proteins for your dog?

Life with Dogs and Cats - Health, Training and Research.

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