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20-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #1

Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


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20-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #2

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


I believe there can be fussy dogs where food is concerned. One of mums dogs Dion will not eat a certainly flavoured tripe - yet is fine with all the others - we also tried the leaving it, going with out methods..She refuses point blank to eat it.



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20-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #3

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


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I believe there can be fussy dogs where food is concerned. One of mums dogs Dion will not eat a certainly flavoured tripe - yet is fine with all the others - we also tried the leaving it, going with out methods..She refuses point blank to eat it.
You make it sound like ice cream! What other flavours are there, just out of interest?

I do feel that some dogs just have preferences and I really don't want to force him to eat it if he doesn't like it. After all, Isla will certainly polish them off eventually!



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20-02-2011, 07:14 PM   #4

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


Didnt make much sense that did it...some of the ones we get are lamb tripe, beef tripe, tripe and veg, tripe and meat mix (which is organ meat), tripe and chicken, tripe and turkey.

I wouldnt force it either, I think you can tell when a dog is just being fussy because wants/has had better.



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20-02-2011, 07:17 PM   #5

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


Daisy is the only one that`s fussy. She is on the lean side, so I just offer her what she likes. Dogs tend to be conservative, I find. Like they won`t eat turkey wings .



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20-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #6

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


I'd say none of mine are fussy but two of them flatly refuse to eat duck, no matter how I try to hide it in amongst the rest of it. They eat everything else and just leave the duck sitting there. The same two refuse to eat tongue too but that's probably the texture as they gave it a try and gave up.



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20-02-2011, 08:02 PM   #7

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


its not fussy...its not HUNGRY......most dogs only eat to replenish...if they are lacking the eat...drain there energy.they eat....most dogs are on a schedual so they eat out of repitition.....i fast my dogs for 24 hours often...they will eat stuff i thought they did not like...out of replenishment/energy....not what the feel like that day...and most definatly they do have prefference....thats our falt so to speek!!!!just an angle......imo..oh and i do have a120lbs dogo female who will eat her self to death!!!trash can!!!8cups of something everyday......



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20-02-2011, 09:24 PM   #8

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


I wouldn't say mine were fussy at all (they were fed Bakers before I had them!) but Cherry didn't get along with raw feeding at all when I tried it. Didn't like it although Parker was ok. She just kept taking the chicken wings into her beanbag and I could foresee problems then if Parker went near there so now they are fed either "Barking Heads" or home-cooked.



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20-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #9

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


I've found certain bits of raw that Kiki won't eat, regardless of how many times it's offered, whether it's minced meat, bone, etc., frozen, defrosted, warm. She won't touch duck, as I discovered after treating them to a whole duck one Christmas, and recently discovered she won't touch venison - again, a Christmas treat, think that's the problem but even when I got given some venison bones recently, she wouldn't touch them either. Nibbled for a few minutes begrudgingly and then abandoned then. I know she wasn't playing games as one morning it was when breakfast was late (sometimes they get a walk before breakfast, other times it's a walk after, but on the walk-before days they're certainly hungry come breakfast time!) so she would definately have been hungry!
She's normally a real greedy guts so I just think it's the taste/texture of certain things she doesn't like.



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20-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #10

Re: Is There Really No Such Thing As A Fussy Dog?


I think some dogs are just fussy Thankfully Jake isnt one of them! I think some dogs will eat things, and maybe begin to like it, if they are repeatedly given it. With Jake, i know he eats most things so if he refuses things (has only ever been pork belly, lung and tongue) then i just try again the next meal, if still no luck then the next day will be back to something different. If i had a dog who was fussy with most things, then i would think i would need to be a bit harder on them with the feeding.



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