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Old 08-24-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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Default I thought dogs were meant to like meaty foods.

Well Diesel doesn't, I gave them some 'prize choice' today, which was meant to be a treat from the pet shop, I fed Diesel in one room, and went out to another with Honey, when I got back Diesel was sat down, so I thought that I hadn't released him to eat (he will wait for dinner, but anything else, well he is still a Lurcher ) so I told him Ok and he went forward, he then started licking the food, and went and laid down on bed, so I tried to get him again, and he just kept turning his nose up, so I made Honey wait outside, and Diesel kept going back to his breakfast around five times in twenty minutes, I think he was expecting something different in it each time or something, in the end I just let Honey eat it, but I thought dogs were meant to like this stuff, or is Diesel just a wierd hound.
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LOL!

Have some more amusement to add to that train of thought. Wish I'd gotten video of this! Hubby and I had sweet corn on the cob this Sunday. There were a couple of ears that weren't particularly sweet... so we ate the good ones and then wondered what to do with the ones left over. The crew were standing staring! So we held out an ear and watched them go bonkers over it scrapping the kernals off and trying to take the whole thing. In the end we held out an ear per dog and let them go nuts being sure they were only getting the kernels. Yes, we know they won't get anything real nutritional from it, but it was a mid-day treat for them. The excitement level was the same as when we pull out the peanut butter jar, or a little bit of left over steak!
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Dogs are just different. My neighbor's dog turns her nose up at the smelly training treats I give Ming. But she loves her bland little low-cal biscuits. She has finally decided she'll eat small pieces of Milkbones. Perhaps because she got tired of Ming getting all of them. Or because she's a ravenous little monster (she's on meds that make her hungry all the time). Ming is hungry all the time but it's just because he's a dog.

I had a cat who didn't like tuna. No interest at all. Preferred BK's french fries. When I left home my sister began giving her tuna only and she learned to like it but I have no idea why she did that. Just to annoy me probably.
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Mika won't eat potato...not french fries, pototo chips, mashed potatoes (occasionally we throw leftovers in the dogs' bowls for a treat), hash browns, nothing. If it's being hand offered to her, she'll take it very delicately from the hand, gently place it on the ground, then guard it from the other dogs until something else catches her interest or Juno begs, really, really nicely. :P She begs for it (big starry eyes, "little paw" which is how she asks for everything from dinner to car rides) when someone's eating it, but won't eat it herself.
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Greys and lurchers can be such creatures of habit. Sometimes, they are fine with the food, but don't like the change to the routine, so they won't eat it at breakfast when they would happily eat it in the evening.
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Greys and lurchers can be such creatures of habit. Sometimes, they are fine with the food, but don't like the change to the routine, so they won't eat it at breakfast when they would happily eat it in the evening.
Well, that's good to know.
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Zircon does something similar sometimes - and since he is part Whippet maybe he has the sighthound strangeness when it comes to food.

He will act funny at unpredictable times. If I put a nice raw meaty bone in his dish, he'll go to his dish, back away, walk up to it again, look at me. Or sometimes the homemade food I put in seems to confuse him. Not always though! And if I take the bone out and hand it to him, he's fine. They can be odd at times.
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Lucy will eat potatoes and corn. Not anything green.Won't eat peas. Will eat cooked beans.
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Lol I'll try him in the evening next time then, I do have a question though, there is a local chip shop that offers free fish for cats, basically cuts of fish that they don't use for battered fish for whatever reason, would it be ok to get some for the dogs to try, it would just be pieces of raw fish, if it would be ok would I need to do any preparation before giving it to the dogs?
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I would say just make sure the fish is from a safe source to feed raw. Some types of fish aren't safe for your dog to eat. If it is safe, no prep necessary. But, you could always cook it to a safe temperature if you don't trust it raw!

Quinn will be silly with her food/treats sometimes. Most of the time she happily scarfs down her fish and organ meats, but other times she turns up her nose. She is oddest with ground beef. I use it as a filler to chunk up her meals occasionally (I get it at $.50 a pound) and if there is anything better in her bowl, she will only eat the ground beef last, and then it takes her awhile... silly dog.

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