Just wanting some help with how to get my dog to eat..... she's a Labrador with issues, she started off life with us with many medical issues & we spent so much money just for her to live. She was left with damaged intestines which means that if we give her poor quality supermarket dog food she will get diarrhea and vomiting, and if she keeps getting food that she shouldn't have she starts bleeding in her intestines and will be seriously ill again.
So she has Royal Canin food from the vet - its a 15kg bag of bland dry food that she has been on for years, its $100 a bag and that's all she has to eat. She has a measured amount of it twice per day and she's never liked it, but has eaten enough to get her by over the years. So she has never been the usual looking 6yo Labrador because she has never been fat!
For the last few weeks she has refused to eat. The vet has always said just persist with it because she won't starve herself to death. Well guess what..... she is starting to look noticeably skinny and I'm worried. They don't understand the absolute determined nature of this dog. She's still drinking, she's not sick. She just doesn't like the food. I rang the vet again today and they said keep trying and call back on Tuesday.
I don't want to wait that long - she needs to eat and I don't know what else to start with! We tried cooking up mince/rice/veg quite a few years ago now and even that made her sick.
Any suggestions? Has anyone got a dog with dietary needs like this?