- Aug 3, 2009
- With man's best friend in NC
I just got a 1 1/2 yr old Westie. His breeder didn't have the room to take care of a few of her dogs, and since she had 2 studs, she sold us Scout. He is the most wonderful dog I have ever met, he follows me everywhere and is quiet and well behaved. The only problem is, she fed him, along with all the rest of her dogs, add-ins in addition to the kibble, such as fresh organic boiled or grilled chicken tenders, ground beef, farm-fresh eggs at breakfast, cheese for a snack, and vanilla ice cream for dessert, and home-made spaghetti with meat suace 2 x a week. The dogs seemed healthy, but I think that they would be better off being fed just kibble. She did not research to see what home cooked foods would constitute a balanced diet. Anyways, I do not want to spend all my time cooking gourmet meals. The kibble we bought him is very high quality, but he will not eat it due to lack of chicken. He has not eaten for 2 days now. The first week we had him, we kept him on his original diet, to reduce stress. We then began feeding him a little more kibble and a little less add-ins. When it was all kibble, he just stopped eating. Any suggestions on how to get him to eat? I don't want to continue cooking expensive gourmet doggie buffets, but I also don't want him to starve.