I finally switched Caesar over to Canidae from Proplan about a week and a half ago. He really seemed to like it. Just yesterday, he refused to eat his morning 2 cups. He finally ate them at 6 o clock at night.
He used to eat 4 cups a day. Now im lucky if he eats 2-3 and he always leave it for hours before he eats it.
My neighbor says her rottie is doing the same thing (also on Canidae) Could it be heat related???? We live in FL
I also have been giving him the occasiuonal marrow bone. Could they be making him sick?
Why did you switch him to Canidae? If he's not eating it; don't force it ... I'm saying this because your neighbor is seeing the same problem and maybe something could be wrong with the food....maybe not. Is he having runny stools or vomitting? If so, I'd see the vet.
I use the ProPlan Sensitive Skin and Stomach; no wheat or corn.* You might look at that.* Otherwise, try adding a small amout of water to his food; put it down for 10 minutes, pick it up if it's not eaten; then offer it again at dinnertime; same routine.*
But really, if he's usually a really good eater and now not eating; especially if you notice him being lethargic, runny poos, etc., you should call or see the vet.
My Puff wnt from a total of about a cup a day as a very young pup up to 5 cups a day when she was about 10 months old. And then that declined in the # of cups of food she'd eat, down to her present 2½ cups/day.* Sometimes she wouldn't ewat for a day or so which told me to reduce the amount of food again.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Personally I wouldn't feed Canidae if it were given to me free. My poor dogs totally fell apart on that food. While most dogs can have a problem with wheat, corn isn't the menace most make it out to be. Maybe you can try the ProPlan that Sandy suggested (fish based) or maybe the new ProPlan Selects which are turkey based. Eagle Pack make good foods too.
Thanks for all the responses. As it turns out, I was giving Caesar too much. He used to eat 4 cups of Proplan. It seems that 3 cups of Canidae is perfect. He likes it.
Labby, what do you mean fell apart on the Canidae?