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Old 01-10-2007, 07:12 AM
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I add a little shredded cheese in with Great Danes's food. She seems to eat more that way. She is really light for a dane and while I am not tying to fatten her up I would like to see her put on a few pounds. I also mix in a half a can of dog food with their kibble both morning and evening. They run to where I am going to put their food bowl down.

My lab Kona would eat anything that is not trying to eat her, so no problems there. We feed the dogs Pinnacles Trout and Sweet Potato and they both love it.

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Old 01-10-2007, 07:20 AM
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Now that my dog is back on dry food, I have to add a couple of tablespoons of warm water to her food. It's the only way she eats it. It doesn't seem like it, but it makes a very big difference with just a little water compared to dry only. She loves it!
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:07 AM
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I do add some canned food to the dry. I feed them dry Canidae. One of mine didn't like the wet added until I found out he didn't want it mixed in, only on the side. Now I put the dry in the bowl and put the wet next to the dry. It only took me 4 years to figure this one out.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:16 AM
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Smokey loves Natural Balance Kibble, no matter which kind, plain. I like to make it taste different so she won't get bored with it so I alternately add the following:

1. A few cooked chicken gizzards sliced in small pieces.
2. A tablespoon of canned NB to a cup of Kibble, and I switch flavors every can.
3. Canned saltless string beans, a couple of tablespoons
4. An ounce or two of broiled Salmon chopped and stirred in.
5. A small amount of grated NB food roll sprinkled on the kibble

Most meals ( 2x a day) she gets one of the above added to the kibble. She licks the bowl clean as a whistle whether it is "enhanced" or just plain Kibble.....
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:23 AM
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Wrigley would eat dirt if you put in his bowl...so he eats his dry Eagle Pack no problem-o, but for dinner I try to sometimes add something special like a raw egg or a bit of what I am cooking (a little raw hamburger or a little shredded cheese or green beans)----he really likes eating out of date leftovers too!
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My lab Kona would eat anything that is not trying to eat her, so no problems there.
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LOL. I love that. I wish Skye was like that. She is picky, picky, picky. I've started putting raw egg in or a bit of tripe sausage that i buy at the pet shop. I mix that through and pour over a couple of tbsps of water.

I'd really prefer to get her on raw but am waiting till I take her to the vet next month so he can recommend a probiotic. You can't buy that kind of thing in any pet shop near me so it will be something from the chemist.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:32 PM
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Usually just water. Sometimes an egg or leftovers.

I don't think you should train your dog to only eat kibble with stuff on it though. You may want to switch brands to something more appealing if this kibble doesn't take. I do find that just adding water bring out the smell of it more which can help.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:36 PM
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We use Salmon Oil and Vitamin E We also add cottage cheese, yogurt, veggies, boiled chicken, eggs, brown rice, etc.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:57 PM
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I use to put cottage cheese in Samms food, but now I put plain yogurt..

she LOVES it!
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:55 PM
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Quite a variety list there people. Looks like I might have to try some of these things... What I've noticed about my little guy is 1) he doesn't eat much - he is only 9 lbs after all. 2) after he's had something "human food" he looses ALL INTEREST in the dog food - whatever it may be.

What are some of your dogs weights and how often do they eat?

Stogie, for example, is 8.8lbs (weighed him yesterday at the vet), and he eats twice a day usually, and he eats about 1/3 to 1/2 cup per meal (I'm guessing here). One of the behavior things about him, he WILL NOT eat alone.. if no one is in the kitchen with him - HE WONT EAT.... SERIOUSLY.

Quick story, my mom was in the hospital a few months ago, and while no one was home, we left Stogie in the tiled kitchen with a big bowl of food and fresh water - all day long. We'd come home at 10pm or whenever, and NOT A SINGLE PIECE OF KIBBLE WOULD BE EATEN.. We'd walk in the door, play with him, sit in the kitchen and he'd eat like there was no tomorrow. This dog WILL NOT eat alone - period.
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