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Dottie

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Feeding the fussy dog
« on: Feb 14, 2018, 19:56 »
David has just added a super new article by Roz Pooley to the website. Why is my dog a fussy eater? is well worth reading and should be a useful resource for pet owners who are struggling with this problem.
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Tinyplanets

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Re: Feeding the fussy dog
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 2018, 18:13 »
That was a really interesting read. Not having a 'fussy dog' I always assumed it was often behavioural. I suppose our dogs can't tell us if the food is making them feel ill.  I also suffer from IBS and only eat wheat very occasionally, so it makes sense that dogs may avoid foods they associate with discomfort :'(

Watching my dog, It is clear that she gets something from chewing fresh new grass and eating it frantically at times, presumably to settle her stomach. She also went through a spell of eating earth clods when she was on one food so I wondered if she was getting something that she was lacking. I changed food and it stopped.

Food for thought indeed.

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Re: Feeding the fussy dog
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2018, 22:28 »
Thanks for giving us the heads up Dottie.

Might I also comment on what is an excellent article - yes, it is well worth reading.   The author draws our attention to plenty of interesting reasons regarding why our dogs may not be enjoying eating their meals as much as we may appreciate...


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