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Old 08-27-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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No dog will intentionally starve himself. Put the food in the bowl....leave it there for awhile and if he doesn't eat it. Remove it. Try again in the morning/evening. The food will suddenly, once again, taste delicious. First the kids got finicky and now the dogs!!! NOT.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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No dog will intentionally starve himself. Put the food in the bowl....leave it there for awhile and if he doesn't eat it. Remove it. Try again in the morning/evening. The food will suddenly, once again, taste delicious. First the kids got finicky and now the dogs!!! NOT.
In my head I know that's true. It's my heart that's the problem.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Glitch -- So I shouldn't ask him questions that he can't answer either, right?
Rhetorical questions are okay. I frequently ask Buddy (my two year old mastiff) if he is brain damaged. Naturally, I do not need his reponse to know the answer to that question.

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I totally treat him like a human. I know it's silly, though; I just can't help myself.
I have the perfect gift for you and your fur baby.



Dog Lovers
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Rhetorical questions are okay. I frequently ask Buddy (my two year old mastiff) if he is brain damaged. Naturally, I do not need his reponse to know the answer to that question.



I have the perfect gift for you and your fur baby.



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LMAO!!!! (And I just asked Artie if he was mad at me because I didn't walk him over to our neighbors to play with his friends.)

And LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! again. If I should get that gift, only one of us will be drinking wine -- Artie. I never developed a taste for alcohol. Hmmm, I wonder if Artie has. Maybe I should ask him?

Thank you for the giggles, Glitch!
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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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.
It equates to anthropomorphism when you actually care whether or not your dog enjoys their food. Continually changing a dog's diet will make your dog more flatulent, require more frequent trips outside with frequent diarrhea or loose stools, and lead to irritable bowel syndrome. That is what I meant by "making your dog miserable."

When it is necessary to change a dog's food, such as going from a poor quality kibble to a good quality kibble, it should be done very gradually over the course of 5 or more days.

P.S. Taste of the Wild is a very good quality kibble, and I am not implying the OP is feeding their dog a poor quality kibble.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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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...
HAHAHAHAHAHAH....in the end Artie will get the better of you! I bet he is eating something different real soon! Like a nice, big, red, juicy, FILET MIGNON with a baked potatoe and sour cream on the side!
Apple pie and a nice big scoop of Hagen Daz ice cream for dessert!

MMMMM....sounds good, well, there goes my diet! OOPs, my dogs just heard me! Looks like I will be cooking for them tomorrow! I have to ask them what they want! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You are tooooooooo funny!
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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HAHAHAHAHAHAH....in the end Artie will get the better of you! I bet he is eating something different real soon! Like a nice, big, red, juicy, FILET MIGNON with a baked potatoe and sour cream on the side!
Apple pie and a nice big scoop of Hagen Daz ice cream for dessert!

MMMMM....sounds good, well, there goes my diet! OOPs, my dogs just heard me! Looks like I will be cooking for them tomorrow! I have to ask them what they want! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You are tooooooooo funny!
You think you know me so well, don't you??? (You do!!! )

You think Artie's the king of the house, don't you? (He is!)

You think we took Artie to a local ice cream place that has doggie servings, and he got his own bowl of vanilla ice cream with five doggie biscuits in it, don't you? (He did! And he loved it!)

I'm about to make some shrimps and scallops for dinner. For my husband and I. I swear, Artie is NOT getting any of it. (He will, however, get the last of the ham bone that I got for him last weekend at the pet store. )

xoxo
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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gravy works for me and salad dressing.
meats scraps too.
whatever is left in the skillet i put on top.
they are like kids they hold out for treats.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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gravy works for me and salad dressing.
meats scraps too.
whatever is left in the skillet i put on top.
they are like kids they hold out for treats.
I think I'm already doing well enough (bad enough?) spoiling him with the chicken jerky and cheese in his food. I need to stop even that otherwise he'll never learn. Although Artie WOULD like whatever is left in your skillet, I'm sure.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I think I'm already doing well enough (bad enough?) spoiling him with the chicken jerky and cheese in his food. I need to stop even that otherwise he'll never learn. Although Artie WOULD like whatever is left in your skillet, I'm sure.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... Now ya wanna talk poop?


CHEESE AND CHICKEN JERKEY
? HAHAHAHAHAHA.... My doggies would be pooping from my house to yours on that yummy diet!
Want some four legged company? LOL
OOPS, they heard me. Let me get out the cheese quick! Yes, I do give them cheese too!

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