Disinterested in food.

(6 Posts)
Butterflylovers Tue 15-Oct-13 09:35:52

I recently started feeding homemade food to pup.
Feeding him dry one meal and homemade the next.
He was eating both quite happily.
I noticed over the last few days he hardly touched the dry food.
He is not ill or anything, going to toilet regularly and no change in his behaviour.
I know he is hungry but he would only eat a few before going away.
If I place a few pieces of meat in the dish, he would fish those out.

I tried different flavour of kibble and adding fish oil to it but he seemed disinterested.
I am relatively new to giving him home food so do not want to totally wean him off just yet.
Any ideas?
Or do you think it’s a good idea just move him to home diet?

Tillypo Tue 15-Oct-13 10:55:59

He is showing you he dosen 't want the dried anymore move him to homemade.

IorekByrnisonsArmour Tue 15-Oct-13 11:02:02

I haven't thought of homemade dog food.

My lovely boy loves Bakers (which we bought out if no other choice) I don't like him eating that. I'm sure it makes him hyper.

He has returned to normal dry food but not very interested.

What do you put into home made dog food? smile

Butterflylovers Tue 15-Oct-13 11:17:33

Lean meat (Beef, Chicken, turkey, pork, fish) fresh if possible but frozen is fine.
A little offal.

For veg I usually use form the list below, obviously not all in one go.
At the moment, I am feeding roughly 8% of his bodyweight of meat per day.
As he gets becomes an adult, he will be less, 2 to 3 % per day of meat.

Carrots.
Green peas.
Pumpkin
Sweet Potato.
Peppers
Broccoli.
Cabbage
Sprouts
Kidney beans
Lentil beans
Parsely.
Apple
Apricot
Wheat grass
Coconut oil
Omega oil
Melon
Flaxseed
Celery

I chop and mix it all in a bowl, using eggs to bind them.
Usually make enough for a week before I try something else.

IorekByrnisonsArmour Tue 15-Oct-13 13:51:18

Thanks for that, I'll give that a whirl flowers

moosemama Tue 15-Oct-13 20:06:27

It's worth remembering that broccoli should only be fed in very small amounts, as it can be toxic in high amounts and acts as a gastric irritant. The actual quantity dogs can eat depends on breed/size, but a general rule is no more than 5% of the meal.

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