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So my nearly 8 year old Polly got adopted by me in September. She started on IAMS and she didn't seem to mind it but then suddenly just did not want it. She would eat maybe once a day or every other day. After some bloodwork and other tests we found out she's fine. I asked around the local Grey club, and I switched to Taste of the Wild (the one with salmon). It was okay but she only ate one bag before the same thing happened. Next came Natural Balance. Petsupermarket had a sample of the salmon and potato, and she seemed to love it. The food reeks of sweet potato and we got through a few days and she did not want it anymore. Last week I bought a couple of cans of Wild Calling food. I've been able to get her to eat some of it by adding half a can of Wild Calling Hoppy's (96% Rabbit) with chicken broth and water. The "stew" seems like its okay with her enough to eat. She just licked the canned duck off of it when I tried that one. Is this normal? The rescue she is from did not give me a name of the food she was eating there.They get it from a distributor and he said they get duck and lamb. Any suggestions? She seriously will wait until she is so hungry she has to eat it. She eats her full serving (2cups) every two days or so.
Still having issues with the pickiness. It's like every 3 weeks he decides that he doesn't like his food anymore and wants something else. In the beginning he'll eat the food with gusto, every last bit, but then by the end of week 3 he will sniff it then walk away and lay down with a great big sigh. His most recent food (Castor and Pollux Ultramix) was giving him some gas which may be uncomfortable to him (the only food that never gave him any gas at all was Iams simple & natural, but he got tired of that too). So: I went to the local pet store where the lovely, helpful people gave me a bunch of samples and suggestions. He really seemed to like Lotus (a baked dog food) and Orijen fish (which smells to high heaven). I'd rather not go raw, though I have a feeling this pup would absolutely adore it. My question: is there anything wrong with feeding the 36% protein that Orijen offers? Why is it that the recommended protein amount lies in the mid 20% range? Or does it matter for greyhounds?