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Get your finicky dog to eat his dry dog food

There are many benefits to feeding your dogs a healthy diet. If their diet consists of dry dog food, they may start to become reluctant to eating it. Recently our 2 year old golden retrievers just stopped eating their dog food. They used to spin and jump and were so excited to eat. Now we get these smug stares as if they are saying, "really? again!" - After trying a number of different flavors we discovered that they can become bored with the texture, odor and mouth feel of the food. If this happens to you, try this tip if they are on a dry diet. Take their food and add some water to it, so it coats all the kibble. Then place it in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds. Mix it up. The odor changes slightly and the texture is much softer - this tricks them into thinking they are getting something new / different. So far it has worked every time and we are no longer stuck with multiple bags of uneaten expensive dog food. Hope this helps.

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Is it true that this dog food is harmful to your dog?


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    My dog will eat our food but will not eat his , he is being given wainrights he just wants our food


    A dog can go without food for a few days and then will eat when it is hungry. Just stop giving your dog your food and at its normal feeding time give it a bowl of its food. If it does not eat it, take the food away. Then 24 hours later put the bowl of food out for the dog. If it has not eaten it within ten minutes take it away and then 24 hours later put the bowl of food out for the dog again. By now the dog should be happy to eat what it is given.

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    What are the benefits of raw food for dogs?


    Raw food for dogs provides them with a number of benefits for them. But before discussing the benefits let us first understand what are the raw foods that we can give to our dogs. Here is a list of foods that we can give to our dogs :-

    • Muscle meat, often still on the bone.
    • Bones, either whole or ground.
    • Organ meats such as livers and kidneys.
    • Raw eggs.
    • Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and celery.
    • Apples or other fruit.
    • Some dairy, such as yogurt
    These raw foods can be added to the diet of our dogs for daily basis to make them healthier and fit. Now getting back to the benefits such that you can get the knowledge about how your dogs get healthier by eating these raw :-

    • Shinier coats
    • Healthier skin
    • Cleaner teeth
    • Higher energy levels
    • Smaller stools
    But remember that every things have some positive and some negative effects on the health of our body. Here are some possible health hazard that may occur if you use these raw foods for your dogs on daily basis :-

    • Threats to human and dog health from bacteria in raw meat
    • An unbalanced diet that may damage the health of dogs if given for an extended period
    • Potential for whole bones to choke an animal, break teeth or cause an internal puncture
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    How can I calculate how many calories my dog needs to eat per day?


    In order tocalculate your dog's daily calorie needs, go to this website and enter theinformation in the calculator: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-feeding-tips/dog-food-calculator/.It will then tell you exactly how many calories your dog needs to eat per day. Thiscalculator really helped me with adjusting my dog's diet.

    Jul 18, 2012 | Dogs

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