Monday, November 19, 2012

Food Seasoning Ideas For Picky Pet Eaters

Q: Help! My dog won't eat his food.  Should we try seasoning on it to 
stimulate his appetite?

A: I broached this question in the Facebook group Homemade Dog Treats. The
following are some suggestions that the members came up with:

  • Try switching kibble. Some dogs like to change their main food.
  • Try a food seasoning like the real meat seasonings for pets

  • Spice up the food with low sodium chicken broth.
  • Mix in some canned food from the same brand as the kibble.
  • Add hot water to the canned food to create an aroma of gravy. Then mix into the dry food.
  • Try adding a few drops of fish oil, like salmon oil.

  • Mix in a little turkey or chicken, or vegetables like green beans or carrots.
  • Dandelion root is considered safe for dogs and works as an appetite stimulant.
  • Mix dehydrated raw food into the kibble. There are dog food brands like Sojo's that you can make up ahead of time and use like canned food.

  • Boil some chicken, crumble it up and store in the freezer. Then, mix it in with the food when it is meal time. 
  • A few drops of bacon grease in a little water dripped over the food creates a wonderful aroma to the dog. 
Please remember that these are only suggestions that the members provided
from their experiences. Always check with your vet if you have any concerns 
about your dog's appetite because there may be an organic reason for a poor 

Read Part 2 of this post: Food Seasoning Ideas For Dogs Part 2

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