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Picky eater

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by stevenfitzgeral0623, May 24, 2015.

  1. My boy Titan is a super picky eater all he will eat is biljax and now he won't even eat that we've tried everything I can think of and I'm trying to figure out how to get him to eat on a regular any suggestions or ideas I'm open to all. Please and thank you
     
  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    What have you tried? Healthy dogs usually won't starve themselves, put down the food and if he doesn't eat it in 5 minutes, put it away until the next feeding. Repeat for a few days, he'll catch on if he wants to eat, he'd better do it quick. Has he been to the vet and checked out? How's his weight, do you have a side standing picture of him?
     
  3. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    To get him to eat, you would put his measured meal into a bowl. Put the bowl on the floor. Give him 10 minutes to eat the food. After 10 minutes, pick up the bowl, even if the food isn't gone.

    Put the bowl down for the next meal. Don't add anything to the bowl. Don't use a new bowl of food. It must be the same food that was offered before.

    Repeat. 10 minutes down, then pick it up. If he finishes it, great. Next meal put in the measured amount again.

    He doesn't have a choice in what to eat. You don't give him any treats or snacks beyond just her meals at mealtime.

    A healthy dog will not starve himself. He's training you to add things to his meals or give him more treats.
     
  4. I haven't tried that but I will give it a shot he is 75 pounds and I will admit when he eats regularly I spoil him and give him some of our food and I don't know how to add a picture if you could indulge me o how to do so I will
     
  5. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    He's being picky because you give him snacks. He doesn't need to eat his food because you'll give him some of yours.

    Please remember that a lot of human food is toxic to dogs.
     
  6. I do realize that my fiance is a vet tech, she gets on to me about that but I need to retrain him on his eating habits I guess
     
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I'm sure you don't want to hurt your dog. So you should really listen to her.
     

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