I just strumbled across this site. My name is Evelyn A. I have had two cockapoos. One was first generation, the new one is second generation. I was not aware of that until I read her breed documents. Her name is Luna. She is my companion since my son passed away. She is my Emotion Support Animal (ESA). Luna has become a very picky eater. I posted my concern and frustrations on the Nextdoor platform. Luna has been eating dry dog food up until a few months ago, when all of a sudden, she stopped eathing it. I thought maybe she was tired of eating the same food (Royal Canin Gastrointestinal which is bought only by prescription and its very expensive). So I decided to buy the Nutro Ultra dry for small breeds food), which she refused to eat. My other cockapoo, Mia, who lived for 19 years - She passed away last year - was on the Ultra dry dog food weight management her entire life.
I got 90 responses to my post on Nextdoor. Apparently, there are many, many, many dog owners who suffered from the same picky eater. A lot of them cooked for their dogs. A very nice lady gave me a recipe which I have been following. I also have researched the foods that she could eat. She loves it. So, I make large batches and freeze by either putting in small plastic containers, or quart size freezer bags. Sometimes I use both because I make a larger amount of food.
I love my Luna and she will with me forever. Nice to meet everyone.