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How to get picky dogs to eat?


So what is a picky eater?


Dogs can become picky eaters for multiple reasons.

  1. Health issues

  2. Bad habits you introduce

  3. Environmental factors


A quick trip to the vet will ensure that your dog is healthy and well.

Spoiling your dog and feeding them too many treats, or feeding them from your table are habits that you should break.

It’s not healthy for the dog and can create a picky eater

Environmental factors such as too many distractions or too much noise at mealtime can also create a picky eater

So once you eliminate some of these, we need to look at the food itself.


What is the best food for picky eaters and why?


There is a much better way to feed your dog and it’s called human-grade fresh food, and it’s even more convenient than store-bought kibble etc. Dogs love it because it smells good, tastes great and is healthy and full of moisture. We have found that even the pickiest eaters will eat this food. We will talk about some recipes that work below.


Meal 1: Grass Fed Beef Bowl


Grass Fed Beef Bowls are rich in antioxidants. Ideal for most dogs and particularly good for active dogs. Moderate - high fat and grain-free and rich in egg yolk oil which promotes healthy skin and coats.


Ingredients:

Grass Feed Beef, Beef Liver, Potato, Spinach, Peas, Carrots, Cranberry, Egg Yolk, Cabbage, Kelp Powder, Himalayan Salt, Organic Psyllium Seed Husk, Brewer’s Yeast, Egg Shell Powder, Sunflower Oil, Fish Oil


Pros
  • high protein - low fat

  • rich in egg yolk oil - creates shinier, healthier coats

  • grain-free recipe

  • heart healthy

  • great for active dogs

  • great for puppies and older dogs

Cons

Some dogs can be allergic to beef



Meal 2. Free Range Chicken Bowl


Free Range Chicken Bow, a high protein low-fat meal, rich in egg yolk oil which promotes healthy skin and coats. Best for tummy troubles or weight problems. Great for puppies and older dogs.


Ingredients:

Free Range Chicken Breast, Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Chinese Yam, Pumpkin, Carrot, Apple, Egg Yolk, Broccoli, Quinoa, Himalayan Salt, Kelp Powder, Organic Psyllium Seed Husk, Brewer’s Yeast, Egg Shell Powder, Sunflower Oil, Fish Oil


Pros
  • High protein - low fat

  • Rich in egg yolk oil - creates shinier, healthier coats

  • digested easily - great for picky eaters

  • Good for diabetes and pancreatitis

  • best for tummy troubles or a weight problem

  • great for puppies and older dogs

  • ideal balance of vitamins and minerals

Cons

Some dogs just don’t like chicken or have allergies



Meal 3. Barn Raised Turkey Bowl


Our Barn Raise Turkey Bowl is a high-protein low-fat meal. Very heart healthy and great for older dogs. Contains only healthy grains and is one of our easily digested meals.


Ingredients:

Barn Raise Turkey Breast, Kale, Quinoa, Pumpkin, Purple Sweet Potato, Carrots, Egg Yolk, Apple, Kelp Powder, Himalayan Salt, Organic Psyllium Seed Husk, Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Brewer’s Yeast, Egg Shell Powder, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil


Pros
  • high protein - low fat

  • rich in egg yolk oil - creates shinier, healthier coats

  • digested easily - great for sensitive stomachs

  • heart healthy

  • best for tummy troubles or a weight problem

  • senior dog friendly

  • contains only healthy grains

Cons

Some dogs just don’t like Turkey or have allergies


Meal 4. Free Range Pork Bowl


Our Free Range Pork Bowl is a great source of essential fatty acids and an immune system booster. It is one of our grain-free recipes. Great for dogs with food sensitivities and picky eaters.


Ingredients:


Free Range Pork, Pork Liver, Chinese Yam, Green Bean, Carrots, Brown Mushroom, Apple, Kale, Kelp Powder, Himalayan Salt, Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Organic Psyllium Seed Husk, Brewer‘s Yeast, Egg Shell Powder, Sunflower Oil, Membranes of Chicken Gizzards, Fish Oil


Pros
  • Great for picky eaters

  • helps with food sensitivities

  • grain-free recipe

  • great source of essential fatty acids

  • great for active dogs

  • full of complex carbs and antioxidants

Cons

Some dogs have pork allergies


Meal 5. Wild Kangaroo Bowl


Our Wild Kangaroo Bowl is very low fat using one of the leanest proteins. It is ideal for dogs with weight problems and is a great immune system booster.

Easily digested it is great for puppies and older dogs.


Ingredients:

Kangaroo, Lamb Liver, Lamb Heart, Brown Mushroom, Sweet Potatoe, kale, Carrots, Cauliflower, Apple, Brown Rice, Kelp, Salt (non-iodised), Psyllium Husk (organic), Brewer's Yeast, Eggshell Powder, Fish Oil, Sunflower Oil.


Pros
  • high protein - very low fat

  • Ideal for overweight dogs and diabetes

  • contains only healthy grains

  • rich in vitamins and omega 3

  • great for active dogs

  • creates healthy coats and nourishes skin

Cons

Some dogs take time to adjust to this rich protein


Meal 6. Wild Salmon Bowl


Our Wild Salmon Bowl is great for dogs with food sensitivities and allergies. A great source of Omega-3 Fatty acids which support the immune system. Salmon can help decrease inflammation. This recipe helps keep coats shiny and healthy.


Pros
  • higher in protein

  • great source of omega-3 fatty acids

  • promotes healthy cardiovascular function

  • helps healthy joint function

  • reduces inflammation throughout the entire system

  • creates healthy coats and nourishes the skin

Cons

Some dogs have allergies to fish




We recommend you follow the guide below when transitioning to a new diet





Final thoughts


Some dogs have allergies to certain proteins. These are most commonly: beef, chicken, eggs, soy or wheat gluten and dairy.


When pet eats food containing these proteins they will often display food allergy symptoms. Proteins are the most common cause of allergies but additives can also be responsible.


We recommend meals recommended with no additives like those above.


We recommend RARA FRESH meals. They make fresh food using Sous-Vide technology so you can store it in your cupboard for up to 90 days. It’s delivered free to your door. Healthy and convenient and economical.


Check out our amazing recipes @ www.rarafresh.com.au
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