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Old 10-26-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Chessie is on a mixed diet that includes dry dog food mixed with either ground beef, chicken, or turkey (as well as carrots and some other veggies). About a week ago I stopped in at the store where I usually pick up the kibble I mix with and they happened to be out of it. I was in a hurry and took a bag of Orijen instead. She didn't love it, but she hasn't ever been a big kibble-lover. I did notice that when I heated up the ground beef prior to mixing it with the kibble that she was much more interested in it. I figured it must be the strengthened aroma of the heated food or perhaps the fact that the heated meat seemed to coat the dry food more. I've been heating her food more consistently lately and she is a much more willing eater. Has anyone else had experience with heating their dog's food and a similar reaction?
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:17 AM   #2
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I started softening Barons food with some hot water. i would boil it in a coffe cup in the microwave and slop a few tablespoons over his kibble. the same food he would snub moments before would be prey to the gobble . It does relese the aroma , at least that's what I read/heard somewhere.
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I've read too that adding water makes it smell appetizing and can help a dog want to eat who might not otherwise. Interestingly I stumbled on the practice of heating canned cat food to make a cat want to eat it. It seems they like it when it is opened (room temperature) but don't care for it as much if you take it out of the fridge. I've learned that plenty of cat owners nuke the wet food for their kitties. Putting it in the microwave for a few minutes to get it up to room temperature makes it more to their liking.
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I had to do the warm water trick on MacKenzies' kibble a couple of months ago.

He was seriously off his food, to the point where I was worried about him. I'd checked his mouth out for dental problems and couldn't see anything and he wasn't reacting to pressure anywhere, poo normal, just wouldn't eat!

Some hot tap water, a good stir with a spoon to make some gravy with it and voila!! Each evening, I'd check to see what he'd eaten (he's free fed) and if it wasn't up to my standards we'd do the gravy trick.

A week later he was back to normal...never did figure out what his problem was but it has'nt come back.

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We've heated up food in the boarding kennel for dogs who are not eating and 9 times out of 10 they'll start to eat again. The theory of it adding to the aroma is precisely what we're thinking as well.
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If you can't feed your dogs the food that they need you can always give supplements right?
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