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    Default Suggestions for Dry Food?

    Dora refuses to eat her dry food. She wont have it unless it's soaked in stock or accompanied and covered with the wet dog food that comes in a can.
    Can anyone suggest a brand that your dogs eat on its own? Im just a little scared because the breeder told us that she NEEDS to eat dry food on its own at least once every one or two days, but so far she refuses to eat it.
    I've used Purina Super Coat for puppies and Pedigree for puppies (slowly changing it) but she doesnt like either.
    Any suggestions?

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    PS. Just realised that C&BsMum posted a thread just like this. Sorry!

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    Haha that's ok Masha! You could try popping some natural yoghurt in with the dry food and mixing it in so the dry is coated (a teaspoon or so will do)

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    We used EaglePack Holistic Select for puppies. It doesn't have any by-products and is a holistic food. I have stopped feeding kibble though and only feed raw/fresh foods now and my dogs LOVE it

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    Just try brands till you find one she likes. I have found that I have to mix raw into Pretty's at times, still to find one she will willingly eat. I do find that GSD's appetiser powder attracts her to eating those bits with it on it. My real break through is mixing a small amount of minced chicken carcase through it. It is all trial and error.

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    Frosty always prefers somebody else's food to her own. Doesn't matter I have roast beef for treats she wants the smackos that someone else has.

    As far as not eating goes, I find that I just skip a meal when that happens and that fixes it. If dog won't eat what you put in front of her when you put it in front of her, dog is too well fed and it's time to skip a meal. Skipping the occasional meal is supposed to be good for a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I do find that GSD's appetiser powder attracts her to eating those bits with it on it.
    And that's a "freebie" with your next order (weight permitting) for your recommendation Di.

    Give me a "nudge" reminder of what you want a sample of with your next order.

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    Masha, if you dont have a problem mixing her kibble with wet food or stock, then keep doing so. I suspect that Dora's breeder said she has to eat it on it's own so her teeth and gums stay healthy, however if you are giving Dora bones or things like Dentastix, then don't worry too much about the dry food.

    That is unless you want her to be a predominantly dry food diet of course!

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    Yep, the breeder said Dora has to eat it on its own for her teeth and gums. Yea, I'm giving Dora bones every other day, not sure what Dentastix are, but I'll look out for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Yep, the breeder said Dora has to eat it on its own for her teeth and gums. Yea, I'm giving Dora bones every other day, not sure what Dentastix are, but I'll look out for them.
    why not give her raw bones for her teeth...natures toothbrush

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