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Post by Fuddy on Sat Jan 21 2017, 05:58

My nearly 2 yr old male Staffy will only eat dog food every two days if I give him our left overs he will eat it every night but flatly refuses to eat dog food. so now all he gets is dog food every two days if he doesn"t eat it after 20 mins it is picked up and given to him the next day.is anybody's dog like this ? mine is healthy and weight just over 18kgs

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Post by LizP on Sat Jan 21 2017, 08:01

What food are you using? Have you tried a different one? Also, what is your reaction when he won't eat it? Do you try to persuade him or just let him get on with it.



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Post by Fuddy on Sat Jan 21 2017, 08:14

He is fed either Roll of dog food or Super Coat dry food which he loved for 1 week now wont have a bar of it.If I hand feed him he will eat it but I am not encouraging that.Even if he is stroked and talked to gently he sniffs and walks away.But if he misses a day and the next day I give him the same food he gobbles it up.He does not have any food during the day except for a bone or biscuit

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Post by -Ian- on Sat Jan 21 2017, 10:34

I guess the heart of the issue is that he's getting your left overs which are probably very very tasty. It's odd that he will skip dinner completely, however, I've yet to hear of a healthy Staffy starving itself and as you've found he will eventually eat his own food.

Have you tried not giving him scraps from the family meal and seeing what happens ?


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Post by Fuddy on Sun Jan 22 2017, 02:36

He only gets left overs once a fortnight.Last night he would not eat his meal so it was picked up and presented to him the next morning at 9am again he would not eat, so after his walk etc it was presented to him again at 12 noon he ate it with gusto licking the dish and wanting more.Maybe he is a midday fella.

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Post by LizP on Sun Jan 22 2017, 08:39

I'd try changing his food and not giving him leftovers to see if that helps. I've just checked Super Coat and it's not great quality food. I can't help you with good brands in Australia but, assuming the dog food market it similiar to the UK one, you should be able to find something much better without breaking the bank. We've got a few members in Australia - including one of the moderators - maybe someone might be able to steer you in the right direction.

Otherwise, see if you can get some small bags or even sample of other brands to see if that pricks his ears.


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Post by -Ian- on Sun Jan 22 2017, 20:18

Well it sounds like it isn't the left overs filling him up, I guess he could be living in hope though Laughing I would try another brand as suggested, I know my girl is fussy and will sometimes refuse what we know she likes probably because she gotten bored with it.


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