I've had him for a year in july. The man we got him from fed him people food. He only weighs like 5-7 lbs. So if I put dog food in his bowl and he doesnt eat it he gets skinny fast. I cant stand to see him hungry so I give in. Anyone else have a chihuahua with the same problem?Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:54 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by Anouck at 7:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by tasches at 7:43 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Anouck I used to believe that too until I got my oldest dog. Reagan used to be extremely picky to the point that she would starve herself. I have always picked up the food after ten minutes because that is supposed to teach dogs to eat when the food is there. It took me years to get Reagan to eat both meals everyday. Reagan used to go a full week with out eating because I was waiting her out. I did have her checked out and ran blood work she was just very picky. What I ended up doing is not allowing Reagan to have any treats at all during the day. She is only allowed dog food and I increased her activity so that she would work up an appetite. I also gave her b vitimin in liquid form to stimulate her appetite. My vet recommended this and it worked though Reagan hated it.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:44 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by MamaStuart at 9:22 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 9:46 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
YES! i have a 8 Year Old Chi/Yorkie & she has Always Hated Dog Food! the vet gave me a few recipes- you can probably google them- i usually make her Lean Ground Beef with Rice or i boil Chicken & add Rice to it- i gave up trying to give her Dog Food a long time ago- once in awhile she will eat a handful of Dry, but that is it- She is even Very Picky about her Treats!LOL! Good Luck:)
Answer by daisyb at 11:03 PM on Mar. 16, 2011
Answer by Parka54 at 7:01 AM on Mar. 17, 2011
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