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  • in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68059 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    I don’t know why my whole posts don’t go through? Well anyway, Charlie and Lucy both ate dinner with gusto and I’m hoping for another good day for tomorrow!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68058 Report Abuse
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    Update–I DID NOT GIVE IN!!! I’m so proud and my husband thinks I’m nuts!!!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68031 Report Abuse
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    Agreed^^^^^There’s no such thing as spoiled pets! My neighbor’s dog has had many of dental exams-nothing was ever found. Like I said, everyone has their own preference to wet/dry and I just don’t care for it. I’m not saying by any means that’s it’s any worse than dry. I just don’t care for it and I know my two dogs wouldn’t eat it. I’ll try some of the homemade food at the end of this month if TOTW doesn’t work out. For now they’ll get broth or some protein on top for a mixer and give it a little time.

    The good thing is it’s 1:30 here and I haven’t given in to Charlie yet

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68018 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Yeah, that is the problem DogFoodie!! I’m going to give TOTW a try for a month, if not, I guess I’m cooking for a family of 6, rather than 4!!! Thank god I’m a stay at home mom! Those brown eyes get to me every day! Not to sound too crazy here, but I just sat Charlie down and told him how it’s going to be–then he puked!!! I guess he didn’t like his little talk! Little [email protected]#t!!!! He vomits if he doesn’t eat–and then I get concerned BUT, if he would just eat there’d be no vomiting! I could write a book about these two!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68015 Report Abuse
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    Nope, to the dental problems. We thought of that right away and was checked out at the Vets for that! I think just very stubborn and because of his past (6 months of not too great of a life), it’s our fault, for babying him too much and now having to break him of human food.

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68014 Report Abuse
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    I just wrote a whole long post and I lost it! My female did eat this morning but my male refused. He is hungry though because he drooled while I ate my toast! Very stubborn little guy! My female has nice formed stools this morning which she hasn’t had in a while. That was nice. They both have some deadly gas though! It’s new to their tummy’s so it will pass–literally! My male will not get any treats today (crossing fingers here–one look and this mommy might cave) so hopefully he’ll eat his dinner.

    I do know that dry food isn’t much better for their teeth but I just don’t like the wet. My neighbor’s dog is strictly on wet and boy, her breath could kill you!! I just don’t like the look of it and I can already see my two dog’s expressions on their little faces like, you expect me to eat that?? Remember, these two are unfortunately used to eating human food probably more that kibble so they need to be broke of that habit! Slowly, but we’ll get there I hope!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #68011 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Well my female ate this morning but not my male–go figure

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #67968 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Yup, I’m a big softie and that’s the problem!! They are my babies! Thanks for all your help everyone. We’re going to try TOTW—so far they ate it tonight! Yay! No real need to add slowly since they really never ate Blue. Just put a tsp or two of homemade chicken broth over and they both gobbled it up! Now we’ll see what breakfast brings. Thanks again!

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    I personally don’t care for wet-yucky breath and teeth. Raw, I won’t do. My female is about 30-32 pounds and my male is 40 ish -could be 37-38. We just went out and got Taste of the Wild–going to try that and tough love, feed twice a day with no treats in between. (good luck to me!) Their brown eyes get to me! Was going to try American Natural Grain Free since it’s made here in Wisconsin but no bags under 15 lbs here locally. They got excited seeing the bag but they usually do until it’s opened.

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #67913 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Nope to free feeding! Morning breakfast and then dinner around 5 pm. Occasionally a milk bone for a treat or unfortunately some kind of “human” food since I have 2 children and they sometimes give them a bite of something. Going to go out this afternoon and try to find another 4 or 5 star food to try. Crossing fingers!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #67905 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Thank you DogFoodie!

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    Melissa M
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    I would gladly cook for them if I could give them all the nutrition they needed.

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #67896 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    Yes, we’ve tried meats, eggs, fish, yogurt, gravy, wet dog food, almost everything as a topper to their dry. Some work once or twice and some don’t work at all. Or they will eat the human food and then spit out the kibble. Very stubborn and smart dogs! Doesn’t switching brands so often cause stomach upset? If Blue has switched formulas without telling people–ugh-so sick of dog food issues. I wish they were all regulated and safe!

    in reply to: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! #67892 Report Abuse
    Melissa M
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    I can switch, but to what? We’ve tried about 5 other 4-star food with no luck. I don’t know how WE know they’re “great tasting”! !! I’ve gotten samples before but with their history of not eating dry kibble, how long before we say “not this kind”? They started out with Fromm. Did good for a couple of months and then refused. Same with the others or there was recalls and we were forced to switch. Right now they’re eating homemade chicken, rice and veggies but they can’t stay on that forever, not balanced enough.

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