My newest rescue is not wanting to eat for me. They're all switching from kibble to raw and she's just not having it. All she's been doing is laying around and sleeping.i can tell she's lost some weight since I've had her. I've been trying and trying to get her to eat but she'll only take a few licks of the soup and try to get away. And when I let them all out to play she doesn't wanna play with my other 2 at all. She'll just lay in the corner.. I'm not sure what to do
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2018 12:50:53 GMT -5 by jamien18
She needs limited access to her kibble until switched. Give it back to her for 2 15 minute sessions during the day, and back in cage with her at night.
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Hi sherry has given you some good advice you can also soak some kibble in warm water then whiz in a little raw and feed this as soup ( the kibble hides the taste of meat to begin with slowly increase the amount of meat you put in each day ) good luck all it takes is cunning and patience its hard to out fox a sneaky stubborn fuzzy but it can be done lol Bev
You may also have to just sit down and actually feed her to get her started. Often I do not have the option when switching a rescue as they come with themselves....no food, not support, just them. As they come through the door they're put into quarantine. I let them wander around, sniff their new set up and then me, a spoon and a bowl of soupy shows up. I then hand feed. It generally takes a few minutes and sometimes I have to do the scruff and stuff but usually I can get a couple of spoonfuls into them before I leave. Depending on how much I get into them, I will do this 4, 5 sometimes 6 times during the day with a top up just before bed. I do this daily, usually over the next couple of days, all I need to do is go down there and either hold the spoon or sit with them. By the time they're out of quarantine, they're eating raw, though I may sit with them before bed and hold them and hand feed them or hold them and the bowl while they eat. It's a great way to bond, it allows you to see exactly how much they're eating. ciao