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Old 09-19-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Why does my wee shih tzu never rush in to have his dinner, the way my other two dogs used to do.. they couldnt wait to see their food going into the bowl and scoffed it as fast as they could...not Mr Fussy.. he will pass by it look or sniff at it then walk away. this goes on all the time.. but if I drop a crust he runs to try and get it as fast as he can.... his dinner most days has to be covered and put in the bottom of the fridge .. and I try again later. is he just being fussy.. Some nights around nine or later he will go in and finish the lot.. I just dont understand him.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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He's a dog, not a pig. Never been deprived of food, which is a good thing.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Personally I'd try another food and see if he's the same way with it. If he is, he's probably not a dog that cares a lot about food. I wouldn't go nuts trying several types of food but I would try at least one more to see if he likes the taste better.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Perhaps he wants kibble and not moist food? That said there are two types of dogs; those who live to eat and those who eat to live
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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My dog is like that. Although, if other dogs are around, he wolfs his down in a hurry? Competition or something. Kinda funny.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Totally normal for many dogs. Ours will leave their food in the bowl all day until they are hungry. It isn't that they don't like their food. I buy good quality food and they love it when they finally decide to eat.

Even our labs (a long time ago) never scarfed their food down like most labs do.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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My current dog is like that, he doesn't even seem to notice when I put food in his bowl. He usually takes a few bites and comes back later for a few more. I also noticed that no matter how much food I give him, he will leave some food in the bowl later for a snack.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My dachshund is like this if he doesn't love his food. He'll leave it until he's really hungry, but has no joy in it.

He has settled on RR Dish with rice and chicken (not the beef, the chicken). He has a little mouth, and part of it is the small size of the kibble, and he loves the bits of vegetables in it.
He gets fed morning and evening, and the 4:30 pm dinner time, gets him dancing around in anticipation at around 4:15 every day. It's really funny to watch how excited he is.

It does our hearts good when we make our pets happy, doesn't it?
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Mine don't run either, they are waiting at the food bowls at 4:PM everyday. Which reminds me....
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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Food should be fun. I would try different kinds until there is one that he really likes.
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