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09-10-2008 05:40 PM
Eve Hi - still finishing off work! :roll:

The sorb VitB I just measure out a teaspoon and put it on the food - currently Bramble has kibble mixed with grated cheese - he really seems to be a cheese freak and that gets him eating.

I would say from my experience DON'T give a whole dose at once the first time... :roll: not good! I give 5ml per meal morning and evening and that seems to work. From size bramble could have 15 ml but I have stayed away in view of the reaction to the 10 ml dose I gave first off

I think the first dose I gave in a slightly reduced feed but it seems to work... if he does not finish off all his meal I either throw the remnants away or save them depending on what I think they look like and then add more to make up the next meal and more sorb VitB so it tends to balance itself out

Eileen I ahve exactly the same problem as you - Neo has Hills ZD for his allergies and that is not suitable for pups either - but that is what Bramble is after - he sniffs both bowls and I am sure that has been his main reason for not eating - when Neo was ill and I had to hand feed so they were fed seperately Bramble still had to check on Neos bowl...I am sure its a pack order thing... :roll: and again the cheese helps because it is something Neo can eat so he gets some grated cheese as well (which he is over the moon about!) and I do think the fact that Bramble can see they are getting at least some things the same helps...

Hope this is of some help - do let us know how you get on as I am still watching and trying to assess what is working - and just delighted something is!!!

Eve Neo and Bramble
09-10-2008 05:00 PM
BenLora Hi

I've been watching this post for a while and not got round to replying for a while.

I have bought the Sorb Vit B but havent used it yet as I was going to ask how do you give it? I can just see me adding it to Logie's food and him refusing it.

I was going to try skinners museli mix but after reading Em's post above I suspect I might get the same reaction.

The only food that I can get Logie to eat more consistently is my other dog's prescription diet. It is Royal Canine Hepatic food and I know it's not suitable for growing pups but it did make me wonder if there might be something in the Royal Canine food? Ben loves it too and typically the only one that doesnt like it is the one that needs it.

I will also be interested to see what this new food is that you mentioned Eve.

09-10-2008 04:43 PM
Sylcamore Thanks eve, i will definately keep in touch

I was standing in our hallway last night rolling marleys dried food on the floor 8O he was running after it and eating it! I did it for his whole meal as i dont really want to add something to his food for each meal! i did stand there thinking what on earth am i doing i must be crazy 8O but at least it all went!

i think i might look that sorb vit B up if this continues, how do you give it to them?

Oooh the new food sounds interesting will wait to read your post, i tried marley on the skinners museli mix as so many people say their dogs love it and its for fussy eaters, marley looked at it looked at me and had the expression on his face of that doesnt look like my normal food mum, had a couple of bites then wouldnt eat anymore! 8O i can see we're going to end up with loads of different foods! :roll:

09-10-2008 04:33 PM
Eve Actually Emma - Bramble refused brekkie this morning so at lunchtime I thought that I would try the trick of making them hunt for it - took a handful and chucked it over the lounge (need to keep control because of neo and his allergies) - Neo thought it was a great game and ate the lot (good job it was a small amount!) and Bramble looked on in disdain!

However he then ate a bit from my hand - and then we went and got the breakfast bowl and he ate most of it! So effectively he has had breakfast today!

So the game your inlaws were playing is one tried and tested way of persuading them to eat - it may be worth it for a while if he will eat that way...

They are little horrors aren;t they?! I am about (later must work now!! :roll: ) to post about a new food I ahve found which looks excellent - reviews seem good, problem is it is expensive but then frankly if they ate it and enjoyed it - would we care?! It seems brilliant and does not ahve any grains in which I do think seeing Neos allergies would be a benefit.

I get the Sorb Vit B from the animal health co - I googled the supplement and went for the cheapest!

Do keep in touch about Marleys eating habits it gets so stressful if you are trying to cope without support

Eve Neo and Bramble
09-10-2008 02:44 PM
Originally Posted by Eve

How is Marley coming along now?? Has he re-discovered his appetite?
Hi Eve

Marley's still not back to his old eating habits! Ive put him on to some other food as he was refusing the JWB :roll: so the pieces are alot bigger than what hes been used to. Hes still picking it out of his bowl and now throws it on the floor and then plays with it as he can get pieces to spin across the utility room floor!! then he pounces on it 8O

I've mixed a few things with his food now and he's eating what i put in and then pushing the dried food out of his bowl! I've been mixing a very small amount of nature menu in with his dried food just to give it a different flavour, he'll now stand and eat half of his food then leave the rest, so at least he's eating some of it now!

We think he sees some of it as a game now as my in laws were over the other day and decided to start throwing a piece of his dried food to him to see if he would eat it, which he did, they then did this with the whole of his meal!! Nothing added just throwing it so he could catch it!!!!! 8O :roll:

Where did you get that supplement from?

In the photos you've posted you can see a difference in Bramble, he looks lovely
09-10-2008 02:37 PM
Eve Thanks Emma - well its not all plain sailing... we refused brekkie this morning...but our poos were runny so that might be why....

Definitely doing better - much better

How is Marley coming along now?? Has he re-discovered his appetite?

I had an e-mail from another IRWS owner and she said she had used the Sorb VitB to help with her non eating dog and it had also helped her, so if Marley isn;t eating - it is probably worth giving it a try...

Eve Neo and Bramble
09-10-2008 02:20 PM
Sylcamore Thats great news Eve, so pleased that it seems to be working for you, fingers crossed it continues for you
09-10-2008 11:26 AM
_Nikki_ YAY!!!! Wonderful to hear Bramble has put on 500g in just a week - marvellous news

Keep it up Bramble
09-10-2008 11:23 AM
mrsm Well how strange posted a reply after Jules and it's disappeared 8O

Am over the moon for you Eve and everything crossed the boy wonder realises that eating is in fact very good for you :lol:
Amazing how wonderful he looks considering how little he eats bless him :wink:
09-10-2008 11:10 AM
Eve Thanks JUles!

Needless to say he isn't eating every meal - and he refused this mornings as well as Monday's grrrrrr! But things have and are definitely much better! Fingers crossed it continues!!

Eve Neo and Bramble
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