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JRT pup that won't eat dog food but will eat human offerings

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HeffalumpsnWoozles Tue 25-Nov-14 14:00:17

Now I know JRT's are a very fussy breed but our 10 week old monster is really picky.

She has had Wainwrights (both wet & dry) Cesar, Pedigree, Bakers Meaty Meals and the law of sod decided she would eat the Bakers which I am loathe to give her as my other JRT has lymphoma and I have an inkling the Bakers muck was a contributing factor.

She will eat mince with a splash of gravy, cheese, ham, corned beef, chicken & rice etc. I have given her nothing but dog food 2 days in a row, she eats a couple of mouthfuls and nothing more and is underweight. She has been vet checked & is fit & healthy does anyone know of a miracle food that might tempt her? Price isn't an issue...unless she refuses it & I've shelled out a small fortune!

Dancingyogi Tue 25-Nov-14 14:10:02

Why don't you feed her human food then? Dpup hated kibble and was underweight so we went straight to raw. He gets some cooked too, fish, some cheese for treat etc.

NCIS Tue 25-Nov-14 14:15:36

Try one of the complete raw foods, Natural Instinct or Nutriment are two I can think of.

HeffalumpsnWoozles Tue 25-Nov-14 14:16:14

I'll have a look for some sites that explain exactly what she would need to have a balanced diet. I've never had to feed raw/human food to any of our dogs in the past & wouldn't have a clue where to start.

HeffalumpsnWoozles Tue 25-Nov-14 14:16:56

Thanks NCIS will have a look, didn't realise they came ready made as it were.

Toooldtobearsed Tue 25-Nov-14 14:20:47

heff I feed raw with my two, but before you go the whole hog, try yours on Natures Diet complete raw food, or Natural instincts. They come frozen in pots and will ensure your dog gets full nutrients.
Not long term IMO, but worth trying first before anything else.
Also, try a raw chicken wing. That may tempt! My 9 week old pup devours wings and chicken legs, so should not be a problem for yours - just hold the end of it the first time to be sure he does not try to swallow whole!

LeapingOverTheWall Tue 25-Nov-14 14:22:44

my DB and SIL feed their dogs chicken and broccoli - broccoli is now officially dog food and they won't touch it themselves!

HeffalumpsnWoozles Tue 25-Nov-14 14:24:31

Thanks Tooold just had a look at the two sites & prices are reasonable so will order the puppy selection. Groceries are being delivered tonight & as luck would have it I have 2 chickens coming so will try a wing. Fingers crossed!

HeffalumpsnWoozles Tue 25-Nov-14 14:25:38

Haha Leaping, broccoli will always be dog food in our house as I always manage to over/under cook the stuff.

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