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I was looking for some extras to add to his food that he will love to eat?

While in market, I saw some canned foods for dogs. Are they fine/ok to be given to my 11mnth old gsd? He is mainly on home-made food, but I was looking for some extras to add to his food that he will love to eat.
By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 11:31 am

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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:18 pm
dont go for Canned food ! go for Dry food like Nutripet , RC , Eucknuba, Pedgiree. why do you want to give your pet Canned food? instead give him dry food for one time in the morning and in the night give him home made food!
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:22 pm
He wont eat dry food...not even once....I tried every brand....he eats them initially for 3-4 days...then wont even touch them...so I shifted to home made foods...
I was thinking of adding some canned food to his food for a change...may be once in a while
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:23 pm
and yea ! if you are looking for a economc budget then go for Nutripet its a very good supliment. and try out regal food from Venkys Pet ! and personal Recomendation dont go for Pedigree!! your dogs will hate that food after some time !
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:24 pm
He already hates every brand!! Seems he is not into brands...
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:26 pm
No dont go for canned food!! try one thing,.. Mix dry food with milk or a little water.. try it with that !!
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:27 pm
hmm... what breed is your dog ?
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:28 pm
Ok, that i can try....I do make him eat some kibbles while training or playing as I give them as treats....but then also he wont eat much...will simply ignore them...
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:28 pm
Its gsd (11mnth old)
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:33 pm
have you heard about Barfism? and GSD! hmm.. a little arrogant one ah?
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:36 pm
U mean raw diet??? Frankly, I dont want to go for raw diet...
And yes he is a picky pup...
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:37 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R aw_feeding go through this !! Raw diet is the best diet for dog's !

if you dont want to go for one. what you can do is Try .. dry food mixed with milk and yea warm milk stir it completly and then let him try one with it !!
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:39 pm
Ya, I will surely try the milk recipe
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:42 pm
keep us updated with this picky ones Pick~! :) ;)
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:44 pm
Ya sure...hope I can fool him into eating kibbles by adding milk....dont know for how long this trick will work...its very hard to fool him...thanx 4 ur suggestions
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By Hungry Paw's! · 04 Feb 2010 1:49 pm
heheheh!! happens. it was the same with my labie to.. had to Open her Mouth and Force feed her for some days ! :P
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 1:54 pm
Hmmm...all picky pups...& I can no more force his mouth open....so he is always blackmailing me to get the food he wants
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By gautam sawant · 04 Feb 2010 4:15 pm
hi runni
i have gsd 4 months
i feed him RC Junior
even he does not like it
i mix it with milk, sometimes curd or biscuit
he would eat it then
try some combination , keep experimenting, change is the spice of life
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By gautam sawant · 04 Feb 2010 4:16 pm
wot do u feed him in home made food
do u give him supplements for calcium
even i am planing to start some home made food for chinnu
kindlly suggest
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By Runni · 04 Feb 2010 4:27 pm
Ya...supplement is must...I give him calcium & multi vitamin regularly
I can suggest some recipe liked by my pup...u may also try
1)Over-cooked rice+chicken soup+shredded cooked chicken+boiled potato/veggie
2)Make chicken khichdi (rice+chicken broth+chicken pieces+pulses+veggie)
3)Boiled egg+well cooked pasta(plain)/noodles+any veggie boiled
4)Pulse+potato (maily as snacks)
5)Curd rice once a week to boost his apetite
6)Shredded cheese/paneer+rice/pasta
7)Bread+shredded chicken+pulse soup+veggie
8)His favorite: Chicken rolls (roti dipped in chicken soup+shredded chicken, mixed them together, make balls/rolls, dip in flour & fry a lil)
I also replace chicken with meat sometimes.
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 12:27 am
basic issue when a dog refuses food is that he thinks himself as the ALFA of the family. You got to be master. Best way (need to kill your emotions for sure) is to put the food bowl and if he does not eat take it away. do NOT feed anything. again next feeding time place the bowl. Then move if after say 10 min. Eventually the dog will start eating when hunger strikes hard.
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By Runni · 05 Feb 2010 9:26 am
Generally he eats home-made food without any problem...but will not eat dried food even if he has not eaten for the whole day...I tried that one day...he ate nothing except water for the whole day...kept looking for his bowl, but still did eat the died food...I waited for about 24 hrs...then nxt day I gave him some curd+bread...ate completely...that was the day I shifted to home made food....
When I saw canned food I thought may be I can add a lil to his food to make it more attractive to him...just for a change so that he is not bored of same food
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 10:45 am
see if a dog is given good Homemade or RAW diet, he would never give kibbles a look. He knows which food is better for him.
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By Hungry Paw's! · 05 Feb 2010 2:52 pm
Wo0o0! i gave my dogs . a Rot , Pit, & Lab each a raw Chicken today ! :D
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 2:53 pm
Hungry Paws> If they are new to RAW they might vomit... but its not to be alarmed. Bad juices comes out which are formed due to preservatives in dry kibble.
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By Hungry Paw's! · 05 Feb 2010 3:06 pm
^ No Anil. they are not new to raw ! once in a week i feed them raw food!! thanks for leting me know :)
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 3:18 pm
then its just for cleaning the teeths...3 times a week meaty bones should be given..
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By Hungry Paw's! · 05 Feb 2010 3:37 pm
You mean to say ? Those Paays ? Meat Legs?
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 3:58 pm
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By Runni · 05 Feb 2010 3:59 pm
Are raw chicken legs ok to give to pups???
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 4:01 pm
for pups start with the neck..once they are comfo with it then move towards harder bones. I wean my pups on raw meat only.
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By Runni · 05 Feb 2010 4:03 pm
Well, i will not totally shift to raw diet...but ocassionally I can surely give my pup some raw meaty bones...
but, will he then like to eat cooked foods??
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 4:07 pm
yes give meaty bones as treat and for excersie..
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By Runni · 05 Feb 2010 4:08 pm
Ya...that will be gr8...i will start with nech bones & wings
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 4:11 pm
one important thing. there is a bone in shape of needle which i avoid to give to pups as it might cause some injury inside... my view which differs from many barfers as India does not have advanced vet facilities in case emergency occurs. Unfortunately in my place (lucknow) vets are unavailable when emergency occurs... They might be sitting idle inside but they say very busy...lol..
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 05 Feb 2010 4:13 pm
sorry missed the location of that needle bone

In the Thigh there is a long and very sharp Bone. It “could” cause a problem if it pierces your Dogs Mouth so remove it. If you remove this sharp Needle like Bone then the rest of the Chicken is safe.
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By Runni · 05 Feb 2010 4:13 pm
Same here....no vet available in emergency, specially after 5pm..assuming that nothing can happen after 5...lol
Any othr precautions??
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By Mayur Bure · 11 Feb 2010 10:03 am
best is give him 2eggs at atime ........................bcs i have a 1 1/2 year old gsd and i give him 4 eggs atime
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