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Dog not wanting to eat his food

Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 18:26
Hello everyone,

My German Shepard- Shaq, has been using pancreatic enzymes from Enzyme Diane since pretty much he has been diagnosed with EPI. However, we have recently moved into a new home and ever since we have moved he hasn't been interested in the food he has been on for over 6 months, that we finally found that worked well for him. He had no problem at our old place eating. However, he has gained the weight he had lost, plus some so I know he isn't as hungry as he was before. Has anyone tried mixing the enzymes with wet canned dog food or mixing the wet dog food and dry dog food together. I feel like he's "burnout" on the food mixed with water, but I need a way to be able to mix the enzymes with something.

Anything advice helps!

Shaqs mom

Re: Dog not wanting to eat his food

Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 19:09
by jilbert57
Mixing wet and dry food together can be done. The wet food takes 3/4 teaspoon enzyme per cup. Kibble is 1 teaspoon enzyme per 1 cup kibble. Some folks have had luck incubating the enzymes in a topping like yogurt or babyfood, then stirring it into the kibble. You just have to keep an eye on the poop. Have you tried sprinkling parmesan cheese or drizzling tuna water on the enzymed food?

Re: Dog not wanting to eat his food

Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 21:52
by Madelon
Hi there. I'm sorry your pup isn't wanting to eat - I know it can be stressful. Some members have had a lot of luck using chicken broth or beef broth to mix the enzymes in. You can also try feeding on a flat plate - not sure why but it works for some. If you don't mind my asking, just to rule some things out, when was your dog diagnosed with EPI? Are you supplementing B12? It could also just be the stress of the move and being in a new place.