Not Eating

My 2 yr old Great Pyrenees doesn't want to eat his regular dry food. Have tried changing to food for sensitive stomach, mixed with boiled hamburger, chicken, rice, pumpkin puree. He's not interested in treats either. He had a checkup recently, treated for whipworm, and is clear. The vet said he will eat when he wants to, but it is totally a change in his behavior. Advice please!

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Jun 16, 2016
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picky eater
by: Anonymous

First...don't panic. Your vet is right. Make sure he's neutered (so he's not worried about something else), has regular exercise, has play dates with other canines, keep his routine as unaltered day to day as much as possible.
Second...try calves liver. Our Pyr went thru a spell of disinterest in kibbles, so I buy frozen liver at the grocers, fry it up at their mealtime, cut the cooked liver into small bits, mix it in with his regular kibbles. They don't even come up for air until they've licked the bottom of their dish for at least 5 minutes!
Thirdly...you could try raw. Personally have no experience with that. There's very thorough info on this site about what to feed, how much of each, how to prepare, and supplements.
Fourthly...make sure he's happy. If he's alone in the house and you are away from home all day, that may be depressing for him. So spend every minute you can spare loving him, grooming him, talking to him, walking with him, taking him to visit friends both yours and his.
Good luck.

Jun 16, 2016
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Try culturelle
by: Nashville

Our dog was very picky and sometimes wouldn't eat. The vet recommended culturelle daily. Big difference in appetite and more formed poopies.
He had a very sensitive stomach.

Jun 17, 2016
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Not eating
by: Donna

Kibble is a pretty processed food. It's dull for them to eat. My dogs ate very little and it was painful to watch them chew a kibble at a time. I did my research and started them on raw. I haven't looked back.

Note that vets get their dietary/nutritional education at vet school from kibble reps.

Here are a couple of URLs for you to check out:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/give-them-meat-raw-dog-food/

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-feeding-primer/

Jun 21, 2016
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Picky Eaters
by: Anonymous

My Pyrs lose their appetites when the weather turns hot. My normally food-motivated female is very picky and my male won't even come to the kitchen. I take his meals to him wherever he is lying down and he'll pick over it a bit, but frequently doesn't even bother to stand up. They are just too hot to be hungry, even though the a/c is set at 68 degrees. This is the seven year pattern now, so I don't worry anymore.

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