|Barked: Tue Jun 26, '12 12:36pm PST |
|Sounds like a carb/sugar addict.
Or he has a serious medical condition that protein is aggravating, he's connected that he feels poorly when he eats protein and now refuses it. Such conditions are rare but they do exist. If I had a dog that refused all meat, I would either run some tests or keep a very close eye on him when I did start giving him meat, just to be safe.
Since it's most likely finickiness and a love of carbs, I would follow the PP's advice. Pick a meat-inclusive diet, and stick to it. He'll eat. It is possible for dogs to live vegetarian, but it's very difficult to balance and far from ideal.
I would not start with raw, since the smell and texture are a bit of a turn-off even for some dogs who DO love meat. Raw can take some getting used to. There's no reason she can't continue to feed a varied diet or cook for him, though, so long as anything he doesn't eat is saved in the fridge and re-offered next meal.
How about eggs? It's not meat per say, but it is protein. May work as a starting point. Or fish? Mash a can of sardines into his meal. Many dogs are turned off by fish, but then again, many dogs will do anything for meat.
Or feed everything ground up together. That's how I got Vance to eat the veggies he needed for his liver problems. I bought the meat ground, pureed all the veggies myself and made a 50/50 mix. He preferred only meat, but he ate it.
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