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Old 10-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I'm just wondering if this is a poodle (or standard poodle) thing - being really fussy about food? We often have to entice our guy to eat his food by adding a little 'people food' to it -- like some grated cheese. If he goes too long without eating - which he regularly chooses to do - he loses all interest in food, even treats. We feed him a holistic, high end kibble. We had the same experience with our previous standard (different breeder & we tried a few different foods with her but all with the same result). I'm just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience?
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We had the same issue with Cosmo. We always had to entice him to eat every meal by adding people food, and most of the time he would try to pick it all out and leave the plain kibble behind anyway. Whenever we tried switching kibble, he would like the new stuff for a little while and then loose interest again. It was frustrating and I felt bad because he would often go a while without eating much at all (although he always ate any treats offered). He is my first poodle, and the other dogs I/my family has had loved all food and ate with gusto.

About three weeks ago we started adding some salmon oil to his kibble for breakfast and feeding raw for dinner and he seems to love eating now (even the kibble meal). I am so happy - I hope it sticks.

Good luck finding a diet that keeps your spoo interested.
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This is my first poodle, so I have no other comparisons, but YES! Tate is very picky and quite sensitive stomached.
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We had the same issue with Cosmo. We always had to entice him to eat every meal by adding people food, and most of the time he would try to pick it all out and leave the plain kibble behind anyway. Whenever we tried switching kibble, he would like the new stuff for a little while and then loose interest again. It was frustrating and I felt bad because he would often go a while without eating much at all (although he always ate any treats offered). He is my first poodle, and the other dogs I/my family has had loved all food and ate with gusto.

About three weeks ago we started adding some salmon oil to his kibble for breakfast and feeding raw for dinner and he seems to love eating now (even the kibble meal). I am so happy - I hope it sticks.

Good luck finding a diet that keeps your spoo interested.
This must be a poodle thing -it seems so odd though for a dog to be so fussy about food...seems to go against all animal instincts! Is this a special type of salmon oil? Is it supposed to be good for them? Our breeder actually had him on the kibble/raw food plan as a puppy. I'm sure it must be more tasty for them than the kibble!
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This is common in poodles. My first poodle, Tony was the same way. We had to doctor his kibble. Henry will eat his food as long as I put some fish oil and freeze-dried raw toppers. Millie is a PIG. She is SO un-poodle-like when it comes to eating. Both of my poodles eat raw for breakfast, and even Henry can't resist this meal. You might want to try raw or home cooked if you can't get your poodle to eat kibble and you are feeling adventurous!
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The salmon oil I got was from a local pet store - it is called "Catch of the Day Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil." I am sure there are many brands - I don't know if the one I got is one of the better ones, it was the only one they had and I was anxious to try it, so I didn't shop around. I believe the oil is supposed to be good for their skin and coats, and Cosmo definitely likes the taste.
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Flissy the papillon is the pickier eater of my two, but both much refer raw and home cooked - or commercial wet food - or even rabbit droppings - to kibble. They always quite liked the first few meals out of the bag, but quickly went off it as soon as it was the least bit stale - and it is very difficult to keep it fresh when you are only using a few ounces a day.
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Flissy the papillon is the pickier eater of my two, but both much refer raw and home cooked - or commercial wet food - or even rabbit droppings - to kibble. They always quite liked the first few meals out of the bag, but quickly went off it as soon as it was the least bit stale - and it is very difficult to keep it fresh when you are only using a few ounces a day.
Rabbit droppings are Millie's favorite hors d'œuvre...Yuck!
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I have thought of using them as training rewards, CM!
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Neither of my dogs have been picky eaters. I can't even tell you the last time Dexter left food in his bowl--maybe when he was one and was on doxy for a month for Lyme. Hopefully breeders pay attention to which of their dogs are hothouse flowers and which are easy keepers, and selecting for vigor in their lines. I would *not* regard this as a typical characteristic of standards, at least.

I always mix something in with kibble--either some wet food, scrambled eggs and yogurt, or home cooked food. The Purdue Bloat study found that this was one of the factors that affected risk of bloat.
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