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Trouble Getting Newly Switched Dog To Eat Liver?
Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:03 PM
I've tried changing it up small and mixing it with chunked up pork but that didn't even catch here attention.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:47 AM
Well, little bugger made a liar out of me this morning. Lightly boiled liver and kidney, ate one piece and turned his nose up at the rest. Will freeze some and try it later.
I couldn't imagine force feeding him.
Edit: fed him a piece of each kidney and liver frozen solid and he seemed to like it. Hope that keeps on. Pancreas and heart he will take thawed.
Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:15 PM
My dog willingly eats just about everything other than liver. I'm not a fan of dropping it down the back of his throat (that's always a pretty easy way to get bit, depending on the dog). I bought a cheap dehydrator online and put the liver in that for about 4 hours (crisp on the outside, still soft inside). This is the only way he's eaten it willingly (ice hard, popsicle hard, to thawed--he didn't like it). I would also offer liver before any of the other food to force him to eat it. After the liver is gone, he gets the rest of his meal.
Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:10 PM
Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:11 PM
Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:35 PM
If my dogs refuse important things, I will put it at the back of their mouth and they will swallow it. Most times it only takes a few times of forcing it down, then they will eat it on their own. I don't do different things to their food, because that creates picky eaters and I don't do that. Fish is the only thing they didn't have to like.
Some dogs cannot handle whole meals with organs, she may need to get little bits every day.
Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:14 PM
I think feeding her little bits is the only way I'll be able to get her to it anyway, so I'll be doing that definitely.
And Jyes is not a fish eater! But she's kind of funny when you give her fish at least, she'll pick it up with her teeth super gently out of her bowl and the drop it and roll and smear and rub herself all over it -.-
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:48 PM
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:27 PM
Next year, we will be raising meat birds for Jyes (Okay for us too) so I'll have a supply for a greater variety of organs, thats realy why why decided to do it. Chicken is dirt cheap around here...but its all just basic normal people-cuts. (Except one store will order me chickenbacks)
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