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    Brenda C

    Help! I have two Shih Tzu/Bichon mixes, each about 14 lbs. One of them, Reba, is a very picky eater. I am currently feeding them TruDog Freeze Dried Raw. I usually put just a bit of chicken breast on top to entice her. Even then, there are some days she won’t eat. I used to stress but now I just pick it up when she doesn’t eat and offer it to her again at the next meal. Usually she eats then. She has rarely gone a whole day without eating. My dilemma is that TruDog is so expensive! I would like to switch to something less expensive. We recently retired and have to count our pennies. I have been researching other freeze dried raw foods and finding out that they ALL seem to be pricey! I am not sure she would accept regular kibble. I tried Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Stew…thinking she’d love it because it’s more like “people food”. Wrong! She won’t touch it! Any suggestions for a less expensive freeze dried raw, a kibble she might like, or any other options?

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    Patricia A

    Brenda I try to stretch the freeze dried I use which is Stella’s and Primal with a little kibble .So if they say two nuggets/patties for their weight I use one and add kibble I stick to the DFA 5* ones. I believe the lower ratings are higher in fat. My one Chi gains weight easily even with tons of exercise. . I usually alternate kibble. They really love Stella chewys though. I switch from their grain to their grain free. If I’m making a chicken dish I make sure I have the one extra breast and boil for them.. Do the same with boiled steak, salmon etc. I just add some of the kibble on those days and home cooked as a topper. This allows me to afford the freeze dried which is their primary diet. But I know from their f/b page that there are many who write that their picky dogs actually loves the Stella’s kibble. Hope this helps . https://www.stellaandchewys.com

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Patricia A.
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