|Barked: Tue May 7, '13 8:00pm PST |
|So I'm used to dogs who eat everything on sight. Ava's my first, and she fits the "chow hound" stereotype, no question about it. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that she won't eat, including mud, socks, and tissues. She'll actually do tricks for tissues. That's how much she likes eating them.
As a puppy Nix was pretty much the same. But what puppy doesn't eat everything, right?
But after he hit 1 year I guess the invisible construction crew inside of him started work on the bridge that would connect his taste buds with his brain... It must be nearing completion.
At first he only refused things like fruits and vegetables. I like to share pieces of carrot and banana with Ava, because they're some of her favorites, so naturally I offer Nix some too. He would eat them at first, slowly picking bits off at a time just to be polite, but eventually he started refusing them altogether.
Last week we found out he will no longer eat milk bones. That's ok. I don't give them milk bones anyways. We only found out because the vet tried to give him one and he spat it out.
Later, over the weekend, I gave him a beef tendon. He chewed some pieces off, then left the rest. Ava happily finished it for him.
Tonight he added duck feet to the growing list of things he won't eat. After chewing off the toes and eating the webbing between, he decided he was done, and wanted no more to do with it.
In a way I'm actually glad he's become more picky. I get to save money on treats. I don't have to worry about him eating something he shouldn't, like onions (we had a scare with that once, though at this point I can't remember if it was him or Ava who ate the onion). As long as he doesn't decide to get picky about his food, it's all good!
So how picky are your pups?
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