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I really thought my golden was turning his nose up at his joint supplement...so I haven't fed it for a few days.

I've been in the process of switching over to grain free (Fromm Surf and Turf and I have a small bag of the game bird as well) and am just now getting him on 100% GF. (did a slow transition--but my girls aren't transitioned completely yet).

Noticed he hasn't been eating *his food* well the last couple of days. So I thought maybe it's the salmon in the Surf and Turf--so tried 100% of the Game Bird tonight--and he wouldn't eat it very well either. He ate a few bites, then waited to see what the girls left to eat and then went to clean up their bowls...and the Fromm is still there.

The golden is my chow hound. I know he won't need as much of the GF as he did of the other, but he is nowhere eating enough--so I know he's not just full and I'm overfeeding him. He is waiting for the girls food (which has some GF, but still the non GF also).

He has always loved the Fromm--so I don't think it's just their food.

My intention was to try TOTW next--but now I'm wondering if this is a GF thing and if that is the best route to take. I initially chose the GF because of the higher protein amounts in the food as he is almost 10 now.

Has anyone else had a dog "refuse" or unenthusiastically eat GF?

Edited to add--I do not think this is a health issue as he is eating the girls food just fine--treats, etc. He is acting 100% normal, though disgusted that he isn't getting the old food.
 

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My picky eater loves TOTW better than just about anything I've tried. Heck, *I* think the stuff smells pretty good. I do think some dogs can become carb junkies just like some people do, but grain free foods aren't necessarily all that low-carb so may not be a factor.
 

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I would try out the TOTW just because Sydney LOVES the stuff, while she turned her nose up at some other high-end (but not grain free) foods like Wellness and Blue Buffalo. I've heard of many other dogs reacting similarly. I'd be very surprised if he didn't like it.
 

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Thanks guys! I suppose I'll get a small bag of the TOTW to try. I did ask for a sample at my dog food store, but they didn't have any. We'll give it a whirl. :)
 

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My two picky eaters love TOTW Pacific Stream ... they refuse other dog foods with the exception of some canned 4Health. It is a great food! :)
 

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My two picky eaters love TOTW Pacific Stream ... they refuse other dog foods with the exception of some canned 4Health. It is a great food! :)
Thanks Abbylynn. :) I hope they eat it with a gusto. I'm not used to my dogs not enthusiastically eating any food...they love to eat! lol. If they will, I think I'll pack up the other and take the animal shelter...they'll probably appreciate it. Maybe I'll try to get to TSC today and get some 4Health canned too--now canned, they are not picky about. lol.
 

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My two dogs were on Science Diet until I learned how bad it was. I tried Blue Wilderness and they absolutely loved it and picked out the Blue. They ran out of the Blue so yesterday I bought TOTW and they did the same thing. That said, I think I'm going to sick with TOTW and switch flavors every bag.
 

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Thanks guys! I didn't get to TSC this weekend, but will get to the dog food store tomorrow to give it a try. Thanks for all of the input--I hope my guys like it as much as all of yours do! :)
 

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Also something to think about is some dogs are suspicious of "different". It takes Abe a long time to work up to trying something new :D
 

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I'm having a similar issue with Thumper now too, its weird that his pickiness to kibble started just after I introduced the Fromm's surf n turf into their kibble mix too, but its such a low quantity that I really don't think its the brand itself, because theres equal parts of Acana and Nature's Variety as well, and he chowed down hard on the kibble when I fed it, which contained all 3 for a week or so then stopped, I even just tried giving him straight Acana and straight Nature's Variety and he wouldn't eat them separate either. Cash eats the kibble just fine, he's not a big eater though so some days he will eat kibble and some days he wont. I've also recently transitioned them into eating more raw meals so I'm not sure if maybe he's getting sufficient nutrients and such from the raw meals and maybe is just turning his nose up to kibble in general. He has absolutely no problems wolfing raw food down, and if he refuses to eat his kibble but I put something raw down he eats it no probs. Either he's going through a picky eater phase or he's getting enough from the raw diet now, but the amount of raw he eats in his evening meal is half of what he should get on a daily basis, so I'm not sure that its actually enough but, who knows. Its just odd how up until the last few weeks he would gorge himself on kibble if he could, now he's just not interested in it what so ever lol. Probably going to have to just put him on a full raw diet since its all he's willing to eat now.. weirdo
 

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That is so strange, Packmomma! Wagner would eat and eat and eat and look for more when I first started this--and now, he could care less. He did, however, eat last night, but I think he was hungry and realized he had to eat what was there. Will be interested to see if he eats something different.
 

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That is so strange, Packmomma! Wagner would eat and eat and eat and look for more when I first started this--and now, he could care less. He did, however, eat last night, but I think he was hungry and realized he had to eat what was there. Will be interested to see if he eats something different.
No kidding. I just have a hard time believing it myself with my 8 month old puppy suddenly refusing kibble when he's just gobbled it up no probs for the last several months - and I keep rotating brands and varieties and no matter what kind of kibble is in front of him, he'd eat it. But lately he's showing less and less interest in kibble and it doesn't seem to matter what kind. He is wearing the cone of shame still, and he just got neutered last week, but he still has no probs eating raw. Sunday morning he ate some kibble, but then he stopped and he would only eat it out of my hand or off the floor.. so maybe its his bowl? I'm not sure. Maybe he's just annoyed with eating when his cone is on? He seems to be quite insecure wearing it, but even before he got neutered last week he was still showing less interest in kibble. I tried hand feeding the kibble this morning and he wouldnt eat it, i dropped a few scattered on the floor and he ate them.. but then scattered his entire portion on the floor and he just ignored it. I'll take out some extra raw food tonight and try feeding that tomorrow morning, betcha he'll have no probs gobbling that down.
 

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Another vote for TOTW. My boy picked through 4Health and Blue Buffalo, but has never hesitated a second on any of the TOTW flavors.
 
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