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Feeding combined wet and dry 18 month old lab?

Discussion in 'The Labrador Site' started by Peppa, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Peppa

    Peppa Registered Users

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    Hi my 18 month old lab is a sensitive bunny and is a very fussy eater. I've had her on dry food since a puppy and every time she eats it for a little while and then gets bored (or the cat looks at her the wrong way etc) and she decides she doesn't like it and stops eating (only eating a bit when hunger gets the better of her). I've changed her food a number of times going from royal canine, track and field, step up to Naturals etc and always the same story, I've used a little wet food to entice her occasionally which works but generally she always goes off the dry after a few weeks. So I'm thinking of putting her on a combined wet and dry diet but worried about the problems with wet food such as teeth issues. Can anyone give me any advice on how to give a combined diet do you give it mixed with dry or at seperate feeds? Any advice on good brands for labs? Or suggestions on how to keep her engaged with her food? She is otherwise very fit and healthy.
     
  2. edzbird

    edzbird Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Our 2 both get kibble & wet food together in the same feed, no problem. Any brand will do, depends on the quality/price you are looking for. And what your dog likes if she's fussy.
     
  3. Plum's mum

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    Mine also gets kibble and wet food in the same bowl at each meal.
     
  4. Shadow

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    Add meat like tuna or canned chiken to their kibble. An egg once a week wouldn't hurt either. I never fooled with wet dog food with the labs I've had.
     
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    You could also try adding warm water to her kibble and let it soak for a few minutes. Also try adding canned sardines, my dogs love them!!
     
  6. LoopyLuna

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    We feed ours wet and dry mixed - mix them up together and shove them in a Kong to make her mealtime last a bit longer. We’re actually thinking of moving her to just dry food now and using wet food for high value treats during training only. Luna’s tum is pretty sensitive too and we are currently on Hills prescription food. We used to be on Lily’s Kitchen wet and dry which is a great quality food but I think it was just too rich. We’re on the look out for a good alternative to move her on to, so I’m interested in what replies you get to this thread.
     
  7. Ruth Buckley

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    Have you considered raw? Best thing I've done for my dog. Kibble is pretty useless for cleaning teeth, there's no reason to feed it other than convenience as far as I can tell.
     
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    This is very true. If you're not feeding raw bones then you need to clean you dog's teeth with appropriate tooth paste.
     

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