My dog refuses to eat dry food (after 2 meals of wet food)

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Old 04-23-2017, 03:19 AM
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My dog refuses to eat dry food (after 2 meals of wet food)

It started about 3 days ago when I gave him canned food. Only 2 meals, 1 can for dinner and another breakfast the next day. That night I gave him dry food then he started barking, He's a chow and is awfully quiet when he doesnt need anything. At this point I just laughed it off because I just thought "Heh, he wants canned food". The next day rolls by and he hasn't even touched his bowl. His food is all there.He's a Chow and he doesnt bark alot. He mostly barks at the neighbors dog, if he needs to go and if strangers are in the house
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he's been in his cage most of the day, due to renovations.
(The cage is about the size of a king sized bed)

Yesterday I stepped on his paw on accident and he squealed (he's not limping

but its something I feel like I have to add in)
He had some food problems in the past but he always ate in 2 bowls for dinner.

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Old 04-23-2017, 01:03 PM
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I'm not sure I understand why you went to canned food for those two meals. Did you run out of kibble? Something to do with the renovations? It's possible there might be some transition (digestion) problems going from one brand to another if you are using different brands of food.

Have you tried mixing some canned with the kibble? I make a "doggie stew" topper to go on my dogs' food for their supper that consists of chicken, venison, sometimes some pork, if it's on hand, some veggies and lots of broth (Every 6 weeks or so I make a huge stock pot's worth and freeze in 5 or 6 different gallon ice cream containers; one usually lasts about a week). Each pup gets about a ladle's worth on their kibble and they go to town on it every time.

I'm also not sure what you mean by "food problems" that he's had in the past. Throwing up? Not eating the whole bowl? Unless he's in some stress due to the changes in the household, you might just try dressing up his meals. Warm up some chicken broth, with some shredded cheese, maybe, or the like.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:55 AM
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Just keep feeding him dry food, its better for him anyway. A healthy dog will not starve itself, so just keep putting the dry food down for him, he might not eat for a day maybe two but like I said he will not starve himself and will eventually eat the dry once he realizes no more wet food is coming, just make sure not to give him wet food again unless you want to incorporate that into his diet on a regular basis.

Also like I said this advice is for a dog with no health issues, so if health issues have been addressed and he is indeed healthy and just being stubborn then try what I suggested.
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Just keep feeding him dry food, its better for him anyway. A healthy dog will not starve itself, so just keep putting the dry food down for him...
While it is true that a healthy dog will not starve itself, respectfully, your first statement above has no basis in fact. There are many people on these forums who feed PMR or other home cooked diets and would disagree strongly with you. Kibble often has preservatives and other additives that the aforementioned diets tend not to have.
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I simply meant that dry food is better over canned wet food.
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