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My Dog Stopped Eating

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by lissyya, Jun 22, 2018.


  1. lissyya

    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an American Bulldig he is 8 months old and has been on the same food for a few months now. I also have a Bichon Frise who is just over a year.

    My American Bulldog had decided he doesnt want to eat his food but instead wants to eat the other dogs food, any ideas what i can do to stop him eating the small dog food?
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    Feed them separately?
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    I have picked the other dogs food up and he wont eat his...
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I would feed them separately so he isn't trying to get to your other dogs food.

    If he carries on trying it could cause problems between the two such as fighting at the worse possible scenario.

    Food as well as toys in dogs are usually high value. Could cause trouble.

    It's far easier to separate dogs whilst eating if issues arise before things happen. An American bulldog is a large powerful breed I wouldn't want issues over food to become a problem especially not with a toy breed.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Are they being fed the same type of food?
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for this I have indeed tried this but he is just refusing to eat his food. He has ate a couple of kibbles in a few days.
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    No the Bichon is on James Wellbeloved and the American Bulldog is on a higher protein large breed food
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    I know the dogs can be protective over food as rhey are toys.. luckily i haven't had this problem as yet, they share toys and play with eachother lovely. Feeding them seperately just doesnt work as the AB doesnt eat his own food and hasnt for a couple of days now... ive tried persuading him by putting chicken and beef, lamb in with his food but he wont hardly touch it
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Put a little bit of the other dog’s food in his bowl and mix it up. A small amount won’t do any harm, I’m sure.

    Is there a reason he can’t have the same food?
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    The other food is small breed for the Bichon, and its not got enough protein in it for the AB but i will definately give this a try thank you
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    Small breed food should be energy dense.

    Large breed food isnt specifically about protein more to do with growing needs of the dogs. So more micronutrients ie specific ratios

    This is why all lifestages food caters for all breeds. Protein levels varies and can but nutrients ratios have to be specific to qualify to fit the criteria. There is more to dog food than protein levels. Protein levels may be of importance but so to are other things too.
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    I was always told he needed more peotein in his diet so took that advice
     
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    lissyya PetForums Newbie

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    I have managed to solve the issue, all i did was move their food further away from eachother and pick the food up so there is no temptation for the AB.
     
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