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Dog Food Help Please

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Jane, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Jane

    Jane PetForums Newbie

    Mar 25, 2008
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    I have a 3 month old Dobie who I put on Burns mini bites as she had leg problems and I was told to try this as it wasn't so high in protein and may help with the growth (she is going to a specialist Monday). Anyway I cannot get her to eat it without adding tuna, egg, ham anything really, which sort of ruins the low protein thing!!!

    She seems to like the adult dry foods she kept pinching my mums dogs food. I have just given her a sample of James Wellbeloved adult lamb and rice food and she loved it couldn't get enough so I tried her on the original food she was on Purina Beta Puppy Large breed and she ate this, she was on this before Burns but wouldn't eat it then unless I mixed something else in with it.

    This is all driving me mad and I am stock piling food as she keeps going off of things. Since being on Burns she doesn't seem to be gaining much weight.

    What do you advise? Do I get some James Wellbeloved, should I get the puppy version, could she now have the adult one?

    We have tried to up the amount of food we give her but she doesn't seem interested and leaves a lot of it yet she still seems hungry?

    Does anyone know whether you can get hold of small samples so we can try her on different ones or do I just have a fussy dobie.

    I want to give her the best possible food I can within reason, especially as she has problems walking and now she stands and sits wonky almost as if one leg is longer than the other, she still stands on tip toes and falls continously on to her knees so it is important that she eats the right food that won't make things worse.
  2. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Do you know what the leg problem she has is called?

    She won't put much weight on with burns because of the low meat content. :)
  3. andrea 35

    andrea 35 PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2007
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    Hi you could be making her more fussy by changing her food so much a hungry dog will eat no matter what adding to a complete food tips the ballance of protien and can cause problems with digestion and also could make the pup hyper . At 3 months she is too young for an adult food , puppy food is higher in callories to support their growth needs . As she has bone trouble you could do with a food with added glucasamine or buy glucasamine and give her it in tablet form , we give our 12 month old Labs this from a vit supply place calles simply supplements you can order on line its cheeper that the pet version and exactly the same check with your vet as to the amount ours have 1000 mg a day one tablet in the food . We found a good food called Pero they have a web site to order from we get the one for Labs as it has less fat added glucasamine and is based on salmon and brown rice , i asked for samples and the lady was more than happy to send some in little takeaway tins lol they are based in Wales , they do other foods to and a puppy food they only use chicken that is grade A and fit for human consumption in there foods that contain chicken , they also do organic , and as far as im aware they dont use any of the nasty preservatives known to cause problems . Try not to add anything to your girls food she will eat when hungry . you could try softening it with water 10 mins before feeding but i wouldnt advise adding lots of things just to get her to eat . If her condition is bothering her and she is pain it may be putting her off her food , be patient and dont panic a dog wont starve its self .
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