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Anyone have any tips on getting a fussy lurcher to eat well?

She loves tinned food but does really badly on it- and I hate giving her tins!

She hates dried food

We give her mainly RMB diet which suits her when she eats enough. Somedays she likes certain things and sometimes she doesnt. She loves offal but is it a bit rich to give her too much? I think so.

She seems to prefer eating when my husband comes home

We have a plentiful supply of good meat as we are butchers- just got a fussy dog!

All help welcome- thanks

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If the dog is picky or fussy even when fed on raw food, are you sure you are not just trying to feed too much? Dogs need far less than you might think. Put up a photo of the dog: I know that it is difficult to get an exact view from a photo, but it gives an idea all the same.

 

Is the dog nervy in general? How many times a day are you trying to feed it? Is it your husband's dog? A few more details on the dog in general might be helpful: breeding, age, general temperament etc.

 

Are you stressing about it not eating enough? Dogs pick up on things and some try to push your buttons, or get worried if the owner is stressed out. Are you fussing too much?

 

Some things to try:

 

Feed late on in the evening without feeding anything at all during the day.

 

Feed the dog in a kennel or quiet place where no one is watching and it is completely undisturbed. Leave food there for 15 minutes and if it hasn't eaten, then pick up food and don't feed again until the same time next evening.

 

I've sent you a pm as well.

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A mate of mine once bought a staffie pup that was feed on cooked chicken breast and basicly human food and it was not interested in dog food in any shape or form what he did as has been said before was put its dinner down to it for 15 mins and then remove whats not eaten and do the same next day it will eat eventualy i think it took 3 or 4 days but hunger will take over eventualy

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