I had been a huge fan of The Farmer's…
I had been a huge fan of The Farmer's Dog, and I believed that their product would be an amazing choice for my Toy Sized Mini Schnauzer. As a new puppy I decided to give this food instead of “puppy food” because I believed that he would grow and develop very healthy. BUT, By my third order, my dog did not want to eat the chicken formula. (They had changed the recipe and I thought that would explain it.) However, one by one, my dog started walking away from the different formulas.I tried everything they suggested to get him eating the food. I found that adding a little freshly cooked, hamburger, steak. Pork loin, or eggs would get him eating some, but he was crafty about picking out the added goodies. Anyway It sort of defeats the purpose of paying for this expensive food if I have to cook something to add to it. His favorite food was the Pork recipe, and my last order was both the pork and Turkey recipe.But, He just won’t eat it. My last order was August 26, 2023, Today is October17, and I still have 15 packs left. I still try to get him eating it and he will take a couple bites if I hand feed it. Incidentally , I noticed that while hand feeding, the food leaves a thick. Greasy film on my fingers that is very difficult to wash out. (?Fish Oil?)I’m wondering if this food also leaves a thick coating on his throat?
Although this food did not work out for me and my tiny dog, I still believe that it is the healthiest choice for your dog, albeit expensive. I still have 15 packages left and I will keep trying, But I just can’t continue buying an expensive food that he just won’t eat.
If the farmers dog company decides to try making a formula for picky little eaters. I would certainly be in line to give that a try. I think removing the Fish oil would be a good step. Margaret H
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