Is it normal for dogs to lose interest in their dry dog food or get tired of it after a while?
My lab retreiver pup, Rusty, is now nearly 6 months old and I am a little concerned about his reducing interest in his dog food.
I have always given him dry packaged food (Eg. Royal Canine) for his meals and a few doggy treats and tid bits in between.
While, earlier he would lap up his doggy food without any prodding, since a month and a half, he eats the dog food only if I add some taste maker, like a boiled egg, or some meaty gravy with or without chunks etc. Sometimes even with these tempations, I have to cajole him, and at times, even hand-feed him. But he still loves his treats and tid bits.
Moreover, at nearly 6 months, he eats only about 300 gms a day (he looks healthy and weighs about 25 kilos though). So, I have a few questions:
1. Is it normal for dogs to lose interest in their dry dog food or get tired of it after a while? Any suggestions on how to overcome this problem and continue feeding him his packaged food, as I am told it is more balanced in terms of his nutritional requirements than home cooked food?
2. Is my puppy eating enough for his age?