|Barked: Wed Mar 31, '10 12:54pm PST |
|Sometimes when you start a new food, it can upset their stomachs for some time. Usually the white foamy throw ups mean they are hungry, my dogs do that sometimes if they haven't been fed yet that day. Id keep watching and make sure everything else is okay and the throwing up could just be from being hungry or trying to adjust to the new food. Raw digests much faster than kibble so it can leave the dog hungry at first. Its an adjustment if they are used to eating kibble all the time. If it continues it might be best to see a vet and make sure there is nothing else wrong.
As for the growling, you have to, have to, have to train him while he's still a puppy. The way I got my dogs over any sort of food aggressiveness (I forget the exact name of the behavior, maybe resource guarding?) by holding the food while they eat. ALWAYS. They have to sit and give me their paw and then I hold the food for them to eat. That way it is MY food and they ask for permission to have it. If I want to I can take it away then they let me. I taught Buddy and Captain this when they were puppies and now I can take their food, tell them to walk away from their food and they can even eat off of the same piece of meat with no problems. If you hear a growl of any kind, the meat is already in your hand and you just take it right away. Its so much easier to break a puppy of this behavior than an adult dog.
BTW, Congrats on the switch!!
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