So maybe this is almost a good thing; maybe not.
Totti is 8 1/2 months now. When we first got him 5 months ago, he loved any kind of treat- milkbones (hard and soft), snausages, bone marrow treats, etc., etc. He also loved eating his kibble! He would come up to you with his little bowl in his mouth begging for more- so cute!
Today, Totti has turned into a very picky eater. We have become guilty of feeding him table food; however, we have stuck to a very healthy table food diet according to a beagle book I picked up back before we took him home. We stick to low fat foods and meats, fish, rice and vegetables such as carrots, string beans, etc. We also give him Mighty Dog.
The problem is that Totti will no longer eat a dish if there is no meat on it. You give him a baby carrot and he drops it and leaves it on the floor permanently. He no longer eats kibble- he gave that one up 2 months ago. Among other things that he no longer eats, he turns down "dog" treats! What kind of dog doesn't enjoy a milkbone?! We have been buying all different kinds of treats to test him out and the only treats he will eat are these gourmet chicken strips I found in PetSmart. The only problem with them is they're so close to table food that it's like he's completely abandoned himself from dog food altogether! Not to mention, he tries to pick out his vegetables from his dinner- basically the only thing he wants to eat is meat. No peanut butter, no cheese, nothing!
I don't know if I should be worried that he's not eating foods dogs are supposed to love. I don't know how to get him to eat these foods other than to mix them into his dinner; but this smart little cookie enjoys picking out the stuff he doesn't like and leaves it on the floor.
Any advice, suggestions, thoughts, etc. would be really helpful and appreciated!