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    Default Food transition

    Our Jasper is 8 1/2 months old and has been eating Inova puppy food (1/2 cup twice a day) since he was rescued at 4 months. He has never had an issue with it until recently... he is showing very little interest in eating his "breakfast" -- if it gets left out (which I tend to do sometimes... I am working on the 15 minute time limit rule) he will eventually eat it around 12-1 pm. He has no issues eating his dinner -- usually gobbles it up within 10 minutes of us putting it out.

    He is a healthy weight (about 18 lbs at his last vet visit) and in great health.

    I guess my questions are
    1) Is it too early to switch him to adult food? I'm wondering if a lower calorie food will get him eating twice a day again. -or-
    2) Should I just feed him 1 cup of his puppy food once a day? It seems like an awful lot for my little guy, but he is our first Cavalier, so I'm not sure!

    Any advice would be appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Candice

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    Maggie showed disinterest in her food for a bit. I tried a bunch of different things.
    Letting it soak in water (drain most. Make a bit of gravy)
    Tossing it on the floor to perk her interest. I was soo frustrated.
    After a few diff things I went into bosleys pet store and got some good quality canned food.
    I mix a table spoon of that with 1/3 cup of dry food and she eats it no problem. It was making her stools loose so I started adding a table spoon of canned pumpkin as well, she's almost always interested in her food these days. Ill switch the chicken and beef flavoured tinned food around a bit to keep her interested.
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
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