Meya is a mover. When she finally eats she’ll take a mouthful of food to a corner, eat it and run back and grab more. If she had her way, she’d eat from both bowls, running back and forth. She doesn’t much like the food, and will eat it from her bowl, but if I give her a bit, she’ll take it and put it on the ground.
Oscar is a dog food monster, like the cookie monster. He doesn’t use his teeth much to eat, rather taking food and rolling it around his mouth and every couple of pieces he spits it out. Lately he’ll only eat after he spills the food on the carpet or if he is handed it a piece at a time.
Since the two are so picky, I’ve come up with a couple of ways to get them to eat. They are stuck with this food, but I do my best to make it more delicious:
- Add water and heat it for 15 seconds. It makes it smelly and easier to eat.
- Add a little pumpkin, you can also heat it. Make sure to stir well so the dogs don’t just eat the pumpkin.
- Add some plain yogurt and stir well.
- Other things can also be added to make the food more delicious: creamed meats like baby foods or some soft dog foods.
The benefit to adding the yogurt and pumpkin is that it also can help with digestive issues, as well as being tasty. I’ve tried adding pieces of chicken or veggies, but the dogs eat those and not the food.