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Friday, January 4, 2013
Is Silver Really Getting Up There?
Do you use Senior dog food or have you in the past for your older dogs?
Silver turned nine years old last year and about 4 months ago she quit diving into her food. Now she can be a picky eater, but I'm wondering if her hesitation is trying to tell me something more. She does eat all her food, but I've been wondering if I might supplement or dare I say change to senior dog food. (no, no, she can't be that old!)
It's made me wonder if there is something lacking in regular food that has caused her to pause before eating, even after a food change. She just not that thrilled about eating her kibble unless something else is in it. I want to stay on kibble and have thought about adding a cook diet to supplement or adding veggies (which she likes), but this doesn't solve the problem of the dog food itself.
How do you know if your dog is just being fussy or is having a problem with their food? All of the other dogs are fine with the same food. They can't get enough of it. How much have her nutritional needs change in the last year or so? Have any of you notice a difference in your older dogs diet preferences or behaviors?Did you notice a difference using a senior diet for your dog or not?
Any insight would be great. Oh, and by the way she doesn't have any problems eating anything else and is finishing her food. So what should I do?