mine is an extremely fussy eater. she will literally go on hunger strikes and has lost 5 pounds in a week before because she will suddenly refuse to eat anything but treats. We have switched her food four times, and finally realized she likes variation in her diet. I have one beef, one chicken, and one duck that i rotate around and she has been really good about eating it. Its the good life recipe brand and then the duck one is an organic i found at a bakery that she loved. Variation in her diet seems to help her a lot and she will eat it, although it might take a little while. hope that helps!
No fussy eaters here thank goodness! I have one who hoovers his food in seconds. My younger Vizsla is a much more delicate and slower eater, and a little more picky, but definitely not fussy. My boys also learn pretty quick, they eat what they get or it's gone!!
hmm, well my Lili is about normal, she eats only when she's hungry and doesn't car much for treats, her brother Tobi on the other hand eats any chance he gets, he even eats things off the table when no one is looking, he ate my mcdonalds angus once, he's so crazy lol
Our v has recently become picky as well. He's 5 months old. In the last 4 weeks we've changed his food from what the breeders were giving him to a better quality kibble (orijen). After reading some posts on raw foods ... we gave it a shot with mized reviews from rio ... he shortly became picky after this point. Not sure if we should attribute his lack of interest in food to teething, food changes or not liking the menu ... probably a bit of all. After 2 days of not eating I panicked and bought him some wet food (EVO & Inova - same protein mix as his dry - chicken, turkey, whitefish) to mix with his kibble - he killed two cups! However, he has the runs this morning :'(
I would have to say that with the taste of the wild [high plains] that mine are not fussy eaters.I more often than not put apples or oranges sometimes yogurt or cottage cheese or scrambeled eggs in with there food.It takes them no time to eat.When I dont it takes a little longer but they never miss a meal.
Hi my V is 5 months old tomorrow and he loves his food, he's just this week decided he's not bothered about dinner but has double helpings at tea time, he has dried food with a little bit of cooked chicken mixed in and its gone in seconds.
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My Bella is 4.5 months old and she has all but stopped eating. I have tried several different foods and she doesn't seem to like any of them. I have tried Alpo, Nature's Choice, Taste of the Wild, Iams, and every Gravy train. Any suggestions?
Snickers has become a very picky eater. This is very frustrating because I have read many books that say that dogs don't know what they're missing so don't keep on varying the food-which makes them picky. Then while reading this topic many of you have varied their diets and have had success. I have done dry kibble, combo of kibble and wet, kibble-wet-raw...almost anything you could imagine. Food in his bowl doesn't drive him but what we're eating does. I'm sure it's mostly our fault with him being picky...any other suggestions or hind sights? :-\
Do you feed her any vegetables or table scraps? If you mix a bit of cooked rice or the other things I mentioned into their kibble it makes a big difference to their interest. These dogs are definately picky eaters. I have tried to feed mine kibble after 3 days hiking and even though she is hungry from walking all day will still turn her nose up at it. If you compare them to a Labrador they are like chalk and cheese. A Labrador will eat anything, all you can give it, at any time. V's are different, they are discerning eaters. After all their not dogs, there Vizslas!
I've put almost everything you think a dog would like...I've mixed in boiled carrots and broccoli. Hard boiled egg, scrambled egg, soy beans, rice, small chunks of cheese. At this point I'm not worried about fatty foods that may cause weight gain. His battery is on full power when he's out playing so I would figure that he would be starving when he comes back-nope! It's almost like a hit or miss with seeing if his bowl today will be touched or not.
Do you feed him at the same time every day? If he doesn't eat straight away, take the bowl away. He will soon learn its eat or starve. It won't take long before he learns the routine. You're the boss. He only eats when you let him. So if he is hungry put the bowl on the ground and make him wait 30s or so. Don't look at him or talk to him just put him on WAIT. Then when you're ready give him a casual flick of your fingers and an OK.
OHHH YEAHHH! *koolaid* yeah i have this problem with lily, her brother tobi eats everything but she like us to beg her to eat ....wich is annoying cuz we need to make sure tobi doesn't try and eat her food
I realize this is like 13-14 years later lol. But I have a Vizsla/whippet mix who is SUCH a picky eater. We did a 30 mile backing packing trip through maroon bells and she didn’t eat FOR DAYS. Couldn’t be bothered. She’s quite disinterested in her kibble (Royal Canin), so I started mixing with fish oil, a touch of turmeric and hot water. I stir it up so the fish oil dissolves, let it absorb and she can’t get enough. I’m hard pressed to get her to eat hard kibble. She’s also picky with snacks. She’d take a Pringle before she’d take a slice of steak any day. She’s such a Vizsla in so many ways, I just started wondering if being “picky eaters” was common amongst the breed.