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sinecurea
20th February 2007, 05:33 PM
Hi Folks,
Ruby's not eating her food like she used to, so I'm looking to move her away from those pellet things onto something else.
Can anybody recommend the sort of food I could gradually move her on to?

Cheers,
S.

Lani
20th February 2007, 06:08 PM
Is she not eating enough, or just not like she used to?

Lucky began losing his appetite at about the same age, but it is also the same age he stopped growing so quickly and I know that he his getting enough - he's just not ravenous about it like he used to be.

I can't offer any suggestions except you could try mixing some pumpkin in with the kibble and see if that interests her more. Lucky LOVES his kibble when I do that.

Cathy Moon
21st February 2007, 01:25 AM
Are you in the UK? What kind of kibble have you been feeding?

Charleen
21st February 2007, 01:38 AM
I have used pumpkin too and that works for me. Another good mixer is baby food. I have mixed meat flavored baby food with the kibble to get Jolly to eat. Right now I mix 1 tablespoon of canned dog food with Jolly's kibble. The dog food I use comes in dry and canned, so it has the same ingredients.

From 4 months to 7 months, I have tried the different mixers listed above to entice Jolly to eat and it worked. I mixed it in both his meals each day.

At 7 months is when Jolly's appetite got better. He stopped being so picky. So I only put a mixer in his dinner and not his breakfast. He is now 8 months old and I have been slowly cutting out the mixer. I think tomorrow will be the last time, because the can will be empty. I am hoping that I won't have to use mixers anymore. But we'll see.

sinecurea
22nd February 2007, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm using Jolly's at the moment. I she'd rather eat literally anytihng else - she only eats the Jolly's when there's nothing else going!

I think I'll try gradually switching to something else.

Would canned dog food be ok for her? Is she old enough?

Cheers,
Steve.

arasara
22nd February 2007, 05:12 PM
Where are you from Steve? The food that we recommend will be different for different regions. The states and UK have way different foods :flwr:

Cathy Moon
22nd February 2007, 05:36 PM
James Well Beloved makes a very good kibble and Burns makes a good canned dog food. :flwr:

Remali
23rd February 2007, 06:54 AM
I mixed the canned dog food with the dry kibble and had really good results with that with my two dogs. I feed a chicken meal and rice formula to my dogs, and a similar canned (Eagle Pack or California Natural are both good), my dogs seem to both love the taste of California Natural.