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Old 08-27-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Blondie621 -- When I was feeding him "crap" (before I knew about the good foods and that he was grain intolerant), I'd put "other stuff" in with his food. Now that he's on good food (TOTW), which he LOVED on its own before, I'm back to supplementing it with other stuff. I just don't want to do that anymore. Not that I don't WANT to, actually, I just know that I shouldn't.

ShelbyGirl1 -- You don't even want to know what I initially thought a chub was. LOL!

Glitch -- So I shouldn't ask him questions that he can't answer either, right? I totally treat him like a human. I know it's silly, though; I just can't help myself.

maciesmom -- Exactly. I don't just jump in with a drastic change. I just add something that I know that he'll tolerate well, and that I know that he loves. It totally backfired on me, though, because he'll pick it out of his kibble and just eat that. GRRRR!

TomSD -- HA! Exactly!!!! (I will, though, look into THAT kind of chub.) LOL!

ShelbyGirl1 -- LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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TomSD -- I just clicked on the "chub" link. It sounds GREAT... except with Artie's grain intolerance, it's a no-go.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I agree. This is taking pampering to extremes. I do not cater to my dog's tastes. My dogs eat what I buy them.

Also, switching their food, or substantially changing their diet, will cause digestion problems. So, for all those who regularly switch their dog's food to keep them from becoming "bored", you are making your dog's life miserable. They are not human beings, and it is a serious mistake to treat them like human beings. Get a clue people!
I agree. While I did make an effort to find a dry food that agreed with all of their individual needs (sensitive tummy, allergies, etc.), I made sure that 'one food fit all' and that's the food they get. I do change up the wet food, but, I still stick to only a few varieties and, if I don't feel like buying wet food, they get dry and that's it.

Now, that being said, I wonder if the OP's dog is reacting to a change in the TOTW that I noticed when I bought the most recent bag. The kibbles are smaller, and my Sibe was a bit put off by the change the first couple of days.
She's eating it now, good thing, 'cause as I told her - it's that or nuthin.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Now, that being said, I wonder if the OP's dog is reacting to a change in the TOTW that I noticed when I bought the most recent bag. The kibbles are smaller, and my Sibe was a bit put off by the change the first couple of days.
She's eating it now, good thing, 'cause as I told her - it's that or nuthin.
Nope. There's been no change here in the TOTW that we've been getting -- they're the same size. Artie's just spoiled rotten and I'm feeding (no pun intended) into his whim. I've got to be stronger, like all of you are, whether Artie likes it or not. Sigh...
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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TomSD -- I just clicked on the "chub" link. It sounds GREAT... except with Artie's grain intolerance, it's a no-go.
They now have an LID line... it is for dogs with allergies. Harper is in the same boat as Artie right now in that he has food allergies and I'm working out a new diet for him. Try the potato and duck, Harper loves it...

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance® L.I.D. Limted Ingredient Diets® Duck & Potato Treat Rolls for Dogs (http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/DandP_Treatroll.html - broken link)

Ohhh and they suggest grating it... who'd've thunk it *smacks forehead*. That is much easier than the slicing and dicing I've been doing.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Perhaps your dog has enough in his system and his system tells him that it is time not to eat. Let the fat/protein burns out a little. Let his system reset, then he will eat again. Research also shows that periodically not eating can prolong life span. Maybe Artie just wants to live longer!!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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I agree. This is taking pampering to extremes. I do not cater to my dog's tastes. My dogs eat what I buy them.

Also, switching their food, or substantially changing their diet, will cause digestion problems. So, for all those who regularly switch their dog's food to keep them from becoming "bored", you are making your dog's life miserable. They are not human beings, and it is a serious mistake to treat them like human beings. Get a clue people!
Actually, several sources, including dogfoodanalysis and the Whole Dog Journal, encourage rotating dog foods. I don't see how doing this equates to anthropomorphism.

And I can guarantee my dog is not miserable. LOL!

If your dog already has a sensitive stomach, changing the diet can led to digestive upset. However, if he/she doesn't, there are benefits to doing this.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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TomSD -- AH! I'm definitely going to check to see if they have it at my local pet supplies store. Thanks!

LingLing -- I thought that he was hungry because he picked out the stuff that he loved from his bowl. But perhaps you're right. It's just funny because in this Jewish family -- and Artie is now Jewish by association -- everything revolves around food and eating.

devney -- I tend to agree, simply because any time I'd switched his food, he LOVED it. Then he grew not to love it (aka tired of it).
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Oh! You're a Jewish dog-mom! I TOTALLY get it now! OF COURSE you spoil him with food!
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Oh! You're a Jewish dog-mom! I TOTALLY get it now! OF COURSE you spoil him with food!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I wonder how many people are sifting through all my old posts (food, food, food, poop, food, poop, poop, poop, poop, food, food) and wondering if ALL Jews ONLY talk about food and poop. Just to dispel the myth: just food.
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