Rocky won't eat enough!

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  1. jltracy

    jltracy New Member

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    Hello all,

    I adopted Rocky, a chihuahua mix about 3 years old. The rescue I got him from was feeding him Iams, which they sent home with me. He didn't really eat that. I switched to Purina yesterday, and he only picks at it. Any advice/tips?
     
  2. Better food, dear. Try something with more nutritional value and less random animal parts... Innova is what I feed, and we had pretty good luck with Canidae. :)
    Congrats on your new addition, and GOOD LUCK!!! <3
     
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    Also it may take a while for the dog to settle in and eat. And since chihuahuas don't seem to eat much (little dogs eat so much less food) it might fee; like he's not eating enough but he may be eating plenty. Keep an eye on his weight.
     
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    Do you have any supply places that sell quality foods? You can normally get little sample bags for a buck or two and see how he reacts to them.

    Backwards mentioned Innova and that is a good one. Purina is very low on the totem pole of quality, LOL.
     
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    When I brought Wilson home, he only picked at his food for about a week or so. It really took him time to settle in, and chow down--now he eats like a champ (he's been here a little over 2 months now). I do think some dogs just need some time. Don't leave the food down, feed him at scheduled times and then pick the food up.
    Whatever food you choose, I would give him time--don't assume it is the food he doesn't like, until you are sure he has acclimated to your home.
     
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    Don't pander to him. He'll eat when he's hungry. You're feeding a good quality food. He's self-regulating, which is a good thing.
     

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