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Anyone have any tips for getting a dog to eat

Postby cowwrangler » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:49 pm

my dog has a bad infection,betwwen the meds and not feeling good he has no appitite,he eats a lil but not much,been feeding him pedilite mixed with his water
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Postby Gushatman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Try hamburger.

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Postby Kato » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:22 pm

Boiled hamburger mixed with cooked plain white rice is the usual thing for dogs with digestive issues. But if it's an appetite thing, he may like canned dog food.

First make sure his lost appetite is not because the meds aren't working. Has he been on them long? If it's more than a day or two, and he's not feeling better yet, I'd call your vet.

The pedialite is a good thing though. You don't want him dehydrated. You test a dog for dehydration exactly like you test a scouring baby calf.
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Postby Soapweed » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:02 pm

Maybe I didn't interpret the title right. You asked, "Anyone have any tips for getting a dog to eat." My thought was, the younger, fatter, and more tender looking, the better. :wink:

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Postby Justin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Soapweed wrote:Maybe I didn't interpret the title right. You asked, "Anyone have any tips for getting a dog to eat." My thought was, the younger, fatter, and more tender looking, the better. :wink:


some like to feed corn for 30 days prior. :wink:
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Postby jamiehuggins » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:44 am

Baby food meat sticks.


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