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Q: how do i ween my dog off of table food and eat dog food ?

June 16, 2008 | By Wojta | 6 answers | Expired: 2220 days ago

my dog maxwell is a two year old lab/ret/sheperd/chow mix. he has become a very important part of our family. however he is our first pet and he was given people food. i am concerned for his health because he will not eat dog food. matter in fact he will not eat people food unless he sees a human eating it first. how do i do this? thanks...guy

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Jill R.
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Jun 16, 2008

Be strong and stop cold turkey. No more people food, no need to wean him. And, if he's hungry, he will eat. Don't worry.

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Marta J.
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Jun 17, 2008

Doc Jill is absolutely right. No healthy dogs will go hungry. Leaders NEVER share their food. I took in a dog from someone who could no longer care for her dog. She did,nt feed him dog food. For four days he turned his nose up and walked away. I would pick it up and do the same the next three days. Day five he ate the dog food like a little piggy. Plain dry food like my other dogs until the day he died.

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DanaF
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Jun 17, 2008

I agree with the others. If your dog is hungry, he will eat it. I think that it is important to pick the food bowl up each day after a certain amount of time has passed, whether he has eaten yet or not. When he gets hungry enough, he'll eat it and he will eat it at feeding time. Good luck.

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