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Sunday, February 26, 2012


A problem I've had with Ferguson for a while is his lack of appetite in the morning. While Winry happily eats anything put in a dish in front of her, Ferguson sulks in front of his soaked bowl. If I mix it with wet food, he will pick out each little chunk and leave the rest. To get him to eat, he must be confined to the pen with his food, and even then, it takes him around 45 minutes of picking.
Unfortunately, I think much of it is Ferguson associating eating with me leaving in the morning. Because of the way our schedule tends to work, it's a little inevitable. While he can now tolerate me leaving with not crying or harming himself, he still loses his appetite at the thought of me being gone -_-. Yet, if he's offered wet food, raw food, or something other than kibble, he gobbles it right up. Figures...

Anyway, because as his foster once told me, "Food=Love in the dog world," I've decided to give some reasonably priced dehydrated food a try. I like the benefits of raw, but it is admittedly rather time consuming to find and prepare beyond the occasional turkey neck. Apparently food companies have thought of this and have freeze dried raw food so your pet can have many of the benefits of raw with ease. I found some after much searching on amazon that is comparable to one of the dry brands I use right now, so we'll give it a go and see what happens.

In the evening, I still plan on feeding him kibble as he eats fairly well at night. But, if feeding something tastier makes him eat more and feel happier, than so be it.

While things are still looking decent on the potential job-change front, we'll be in even better shape if I do get this position, and perhaps he and Winry can eat raw every day ^_^. We can dream....

3 comments:

gyeong said...

I have only one picky eater, and she is more slow than picky. Good luck on getting the new position

houndstooth said...

We've had picky eaters before, and it's tough. Sometimes I sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on their food and it often does the trick. I think the strong smell combined with the idea that they're getting something special does the trick!

Good luck with the new job!

Jessica Adam said...

Thanks for sharing.
One must be very particular about eating stuff of your pet and should be careful while going for cheap pet products .