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Introductions / Millie won't eat dog food
« on: Oct 04, 2019, 16:39 »
First time I've posted but hoping I can get some advice about my Shihpoo (Millie).

She's a small dog weighing just over 4 Kgs and she's 13 months old. 

I've tried just about every type of wet and dry dog food there is and although she may nibble at a new brand the first time I give it to her, the next day she just turns her nose up.  I've taken her to the vets 3 times, including this morning, but they keep telling me that although she's underweight, it's nothing to be concerned about.  She's lost 0.3 Kgs in weight in the last few weeks

I've tried raw food and I've tried giving her absolutely no treats or any other food for 2-3 days but she still won't eat dog food.  She likes chicken and I'd be happy to feed her on just that but of course she's not getting the nutrition she needs from chicken alone.  She won't touch rice and will occasionally have a bit of broccoli or cauli.

I know I'm supposed to introduce new food gradually but if I give her just a small amount with other food, she'll just eat the new (but not the following day!) and then it upsets her digestion and she often has the runs.

At the moment she'll have a little Royal Canin puppy kibble (she won't touch the adult type) and the vet this morning prescribed some Royal Canin Sensitivity Control but she just sniffed it and walked away.

Any help or advice would be appreciated!

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