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hi - i have a 5 yr old yorkie/chihuahua, very fussy eater, the only dog food she likes and will eat is Cesar's for Small Dogs DRY Food (i believe it's only available in Canada).  Have tried all the high end, and middle of the road dry foods, raw, dehydrated ,and wet food. She will go days without eating because she doesn't like the food. The Cesar's you can buy in the grocery stores, wal-mart etc.
I know there is better food but if she doesn't eat it then it isn't that good. Is it better for me to feed her the Cesar's so she is eating properly and on a schedule or do i keep trying to get her to eat better food. While she is on a hunger strike she brings up bile, which i don't think is very good for her stomach.
Also i have mixed wet with dry and she still won't eat it. Putting her on straight can is too expensive.  Thanks

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Hi Sharron,

Sometimes you just have to keep trying different things.  Giving chicken, some veggies and a supplement might be the way to go.  I recommend NuVet Plus http://www.nuvet.com/42299

If the Cesar food is all she will eat, then go with the supplement powder and put it on her food.  This way she is getting all the proper nutrition and Health benefits from that.  

Hope that helps!
Susan Potts

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Dry food, canned food, homemade recipes,I can help you in choosing the right food for your pet. Nutrition by supplements for health is also a topic I enjoy talking about and therefore is one of the best things you can do for your pet. Ask about The Healthy Pet Challenge I am Not a veterinarian so any of my comments/answers to your questions are Not to be used as veterinarian's advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Please Do Not ask me any questions concerning medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment.

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over 20 years of professional dog grooming, I have talked with a lot of people about pet foods. I have seven plus years of studying nutrition in dog health and diet. Seven plus years as an independent field representative with Flint River Ranch pet food and six plus years as a representative in the Health Pet Challenge business featuring Life's Abundance dog and cat food, treats, vitamins. Over 8 years as a distributor for NuVet Plus pet supplements. I enjoy talking and informing my clients about nutritional support to help with their pet's well being. Owner of Spotts Grooming and Holistic Pet Foods.

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Healthy Pet Challenge - We are devoted to helping pets live longer, healthier lives through superior nutrition. Take the Healthy Pet Challenge Today! www.pipschoice.com Healthy Pet Biz - training website

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The Healthy Dog Spotts Dog Care

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Continuing eduction from Life's Abundance Holistic pet food formulator, Dr. Jane Bicks and Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM at Healthy Pet Biz

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Over seven years of pet food and supplement customers throughout the United States and Canada

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