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Tilly can't make up her mind what food she likes.

She never seems to want the same for more than a couple of days.

We've tried tins, dried & home made, many varieties of each but she seems to get bored of them very quickly. :confused:

We think we have it right, she'll eat 2 good meals a day for a couple of days then won't go near it again.:( She will then starve herself for a couple of days though she's obviously hungry, the only thing she eats is dried food as treats on walks.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

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I think you need to decide what you want to feed her and stick to it ive heard on here quite a few poo's can be fussy ,ive never had a problem with Buddy he's always been a geat eatter (bit like his owner ha ha)
All i can say is i feed him a raw food diet from Natural instinct and he loves it and he also has chicken wings which he loves.
 

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I feed my Cockapoos Barking Head .. if you go to the Barking Head website they will send you a small sample bag to try ...

I love the natural ingredients and I know cockapoos can be fussy eaters but my dogs are all thriving on this range ...

I tried Royal Canin, Orijen and was part raw feeding .. but now I only feed Barking Head and natural treats .. they enjoy it too :)

May be worth a try xxx
 

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I think you need to decide what you want to feed her and stick to it ive heard on here quite a few poo's can be fussy ,ive never had a problem with Buddy he's always been a geat eatter (bit like his owner ha ha)
All i can say is i feed him a raw food diet from Natural instinct and he loves it and he also has chicken wings which he loves.
Will give them a try.
How long does it keep once de-frosted, or do you portion it up & re-freeze it?

Have never tried Tilly on bones always thought they were bad for her & might get stuck in her gut.
 

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Why dont you try her with a chicken wing first i'd watch her while she eats it to make sure she breaks the bone up (they are very good for their teeth)
As for the NI i would defrost over night either in the fridge or out depending on the weather and it will last in the fridge for upto 4 days,ive fed Buddy before when its still a little frozen which is fine.
Because the amount you feed goes on the dogs weight (i'd feed 3 % of her weight and weigh her each week at first to make sure this amount is correct)You may want to portion it up into bags which you can do so long as its still partly frozen and re-freeze .

Buddy's a great weight about 17kg (still slim but he is a big dog) and he will go through a tub within 2 -3 days and i sometimes give him 2 chicken wings as a meal replacement.

I would say though whichever food you go for like i said before stick to it your dog will not starve she will eventually eat.
 

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Why dont you try her with a chicken wing first i'd watch her while she eats it to make sure she breaks the bone up (they are very good for their teeth)
As for the NI i would defrost over night either in the fridge or out depending on the weather and it will last in the fridge for upto 4 days,ive fed Buddy before when its still a little frozen which is fine.
Because the amount you feed goes on the dogs weight (i'd feed 3 % of her weight and weigh her each week at first to make sure this amount is correct)You may want to portion it up into bags which you can do so long as its still partly frozen and re-freeze .

Buddy's a great weight about 17kg (still slim but he is a big dog) and he will go through a tub within 2 -3 days and i sometimes give him 2 chicken wings as a meal replacement.

I would say though whichever food you go for like i said before stick to it your dog will not starve she will eventually eat.
Buddy is a big boy! I would love to meet him in the fur, I wonder just how big he will get.......
 

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I imagine Buddy boy to look like a mini labradoodle size wise :) :)

I am doing article of sizes .. could I use a pic of Buddy to show big cockapoo sizes please? How tall is he now Donna? Is he the biggest cockapoo on here?
 

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I imagine Buddy boy to look like a mini labradoodle size wise :) :)

I am doing article of sizes .. could I use a pic of Buddy to show big cockapoo sizes please? How tall is he now Donna? Is he the biggest cockapoo on here?
A quick measurement floor to shoulder was about 17" he seems to have a very long body and he's actually quite skinny underneath all his fur.

My cousins cockapoo looks tiny now but he has his coat clipped short when it was left long to the eye he looked alot bigger.

I see Alfie his bro every week and would say they are pretty much the same size wise.

Yea Jo i would say a very small labradoodle ive met a few mini labradoodles and their massive compared to Bud.
just remembered there was a cockapoo on here i think called Eddie?? we met at a meet now he was massive lots bigger then Buddy im sure he was a rescue so maybe he was from a standard poodle cross?
 

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Betty is not a fussy eater but on the odd occasion she turns her nose up at it I add a little Yumega fish oil and it gets her interest ( presume the strong smell)..it has the added benefit of being good for their skin / coat. You can buy it in PAH.
 

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We feed Bodger Royal Canin as this is what his breeder fed him. When he was little he would eat quite well some days but he would miss lots of meals, I used to worry as he was a smallish pup but he had a steady weight gain. They won't starve themselves and in the wild they would not get regular meals. They will eat when hungry.

I would do what others have suggested, decide what you think is the best food for your dog and stick to it, do not offer alternatives. Of course you will give training treats and things to chew. Sometimes I would carry the kibble Bodger hadn't eaten and offer him that on walks for recall etc. I would, however, say that for some dogs that might not be tempting enough.

Bodger is 71/2 months old now and usually eats his food but sometimes he won't eat his breakfast or only some of it and will just have the evening meal. His weight is fine and he has plenty of energy, poos are fine so I let him decide for himself what he wants to eat but just keep a sensible overview (as we all do) on his general health.

I'm not sure if cockapoos are fussy eaters or just bright and work out pretty quickly that if you don't eat, something better will come along - just a thought.
 

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I've had trouble since Christmas, with Millie not wanting her food. I guess everyone was sneaking her Christmas food and she just decided that our food was nicer :(

We swap between NI and Natures Menu. However, the Natures Menu is my stand by, but she's really gone off of it. So I've decided today, to just stick to the NI and if she doesn't eat the so be it. She hadn't eaten properly since Weds evening, but ate her food with gusto tonight :D
 

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A quick measurement floor to shoulder was about 17" he seems to have a very long body and he's actually quite skinny underneath all his fur.

My cousins cockapoo looks tiny now but he has his coat clipped short when it was left long to the eye he looked alot bigger.

I see Alfie his bro every week and would say they are pretty much the same size wise.

Yea Jo i would say a very small labradoodle ive met a few mini labradoodles and their massive compared to Bud.
just remembered there was a cockapoo on here i think called Eddie?? we met at a meet now he was massive lots bigger then Buddy im sure he was a rescue so maybe he was from a standard poodle cross?
Oh 17 inches .. he looks bigger in photos ... all fluff Buddy Boy lol

I just find the size difference so interesting in the mix, lets face it I just love everything cockapoo ....

Oakley is 17 inches and weighs 12 kg ...

I need a Big cockapoo for my new article .. on the search for the biggest and smallest ..... search on :)
 

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We feed Bodger Royal Canin as this is what his breeder fed him. When he was little he would eat quite well some days but he would miss lots of meals, I used to worry as he was a smallish pup but he had a steady weight gain. They won't starve themselves and in the wild they would not get regular meals. They will eat when hungry.

I would do what others have suggested, decide what you think is the best food for your dog and stick to it, do not offer alternatives. Of course you will give training treats and things to chew. Sometimes I would carry the kibble Bodger hadn't eaten and offer him that on walks for recall etc. I would, however, say that for some dogs that might not be tempting enough.

Bodger is 71/2 months old now and usually eats his food but sometimes he won't eat his breakfast or only some of it and will just have the evening meal. His weight is fine and he has plenty of energy, poos are fine so I let him decide for himself what he wants to eat but just keep a sensible overview (as we all do) on his general health.

I'm not sure if cockapoos are fussy eaters or just bright and work out pretty quickly that if you don't eat, something better will come along - just a thought.
You are probably right, we will stick to one of the natural ones & see how she does.

She stands 14inches to the sholder & weighs 11.3kg. When we got her the breeder said she would be small. Dad was a miniture poodle & mum was a working cocker.
 

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Cara's driving us nuts with her fussyness so I'm going for hard school. If she doesn't like it tough loving. She has a variation between Hills natures best dry food with nature diet wet or natures harvest. She's even picky now about eating out of her bowl, then again if I had a beard like that I wouldn't want to go head first into my dinner. Tonight I dumped her bowl of food on her pink bone appetite bowl mat. If its still there at bed time it's going in the bin.

I will not give in first, I will not give in first!!

K xx
 

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I was the same with the dry food...then they told me she was too skinny....so I caved and now she gets fresh food....but she will take any kind of wet food and is super happy
 
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