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    DefaultSomething to use with dry kibble instead of canned food

    Just a quick question - Sedona is on Pro Plan large breed chicken and rice and I use a small amount of canned since she will not eat it dry. Does anyone have something else they use to moisten the dry kibble. I don't want to use the canned as it looks and smells gross and she doesn't need the extra calories. She doesn't really like her food soaked in water either. I am trying to come up with something healthy to make on my own that will help the kibble be moist and be tasty as well.

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    Have you tried adding some cut up carrot or green beans?
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    I would try baby food. But to be honest if you have to do that, high quality canned is probably your best bet.

    Canned tripe would be great. A little stinky, but dogs LOVE it.
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    pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, sardines occasionally, dollup of yogurt. i normally just squirt a tad of water on mine and serve. don't want them to become picky eaters by having something added to the food all the time.

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    What about yogurt??...I give it to my dogs with their meals, its good for their digestive tract and they love it...

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    Congrats for making her a picky eater. Give her dry and that's it. Give her 15 minutes to eat and what she does is what she gets. No treats, nothing the rest of the day. Put down what she didn't eat at breakfast for dinner without adding to it, even if there are only two bites left. She'll start eating when she realizes that is what she gets.

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    Of course, the food could be stale from the bag being open to the air or she may just not like the pro plan. Been hearing that more as of late that dogs are turning up their noses at pro plan.
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    I was going to ask about the ProPlan also. How long has she been on it? Did she like it at one time? Might just be a bad bag (old or something), or might be time for a change. I have found over the years, that the cheaper and worse the food, the more my dogs seemed to like it! That doesn't mean I feed them cheap food, they get Innova Evo, and have always seemed to like it - of course they only get a scant 1 cup twice a day, so they are usually hungry and eat it up pretty quickly.

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    Thank you for your responses. Sedona is NOT a picky eater. Even at 8 weeks old she did not prefer to have her kibble soaked, but soaked it was and she had to eat it that way. She does like Pro Plan, she just prefers to have a little moist with the dry kibble. I started putting a small amount of moist in it; all beings have their preferences. Dani - I have not created a picky eater. I am well aware of how to feed my dog and as a small puppy the 15 minute rule. Sedona has gone three days without eating more than one time. I will not argue what is right and what is wrong is one's opinion, I simply asked what others might suggest instead of canned food.

    Sedona has done very well on Pro Plan and is a very healthy girl at 17 months.


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    I think I'd try using 1/4 the amount of dry kibble mixed with water and chicken or fish stock and, if she eats it, offer more quarters until the full amount is eaten. If it isn't eaten, take it up and repeat again at the next meal.

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    When Rupert won't eat his kibble, I've crushed up his biscuits and sprinkled them over the rest of the food. He goes nuts for it then.

    What about yogurt??...I give it to my dogs with their meals, its good for their digestive tract and they love it...
    Is it really? Anything dairy gives my dog a case of the squirts.

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