Today we made another discovery with our 7 month old puppy, Daisy. She is not a normal dog. She is picky like a cat. She does not scarf down food – instead sniffs it and sometimes will eat it. If it suits her. She eats to live – not the other way around.
Because she is a small white Bichon Frise – she also has tear staining issues. We’ve tried everything. But since being on more of a raw diet (fresh meat, freeze-dried and air-dried raw) she is much improved. We were also told to get stainless steel bowls for her water and food. She had pink porcelain before – but just in case any dye could seep through – we decided to try them.
Well believe it or not – she was FREAKED OUT because she could see her reflection in the shiny new bowls. We tried to coax her to drink her water but she would NOT go anywhere near those scary things.
So we returned them and got plastic. With plastic there is no clanking of her tag against metal or porcelain – so a double bonus.
But with these new bowls – there was another problem. They were scary and deep.
She simply would NOT put her face inside the bowl to eat her food. Drinking was okay because she didn’t have to go as far inside the bowl. But in order to eat – we would have to put her food on the floor beside the bowl or hand feed it. Because she is still a puppy – it is important for her to eat – tough love doesn’t work for growing puppies.
But we made a discovery! When we brought the food up higher in her bowl – she went right to it and ate it just fine! So Greg got a plastic lid – and with a little hot glue – he glued in to the inside of her bowl.
Guess who is eating now? With NO PROBLEM.
It was such a quick fix – so cheap and very little effort. And now we can all relax and know she is getting enough to eat 🙂
It’s the little things in life – that cost nothing, that give the most satisfaction.
When was the last time you had a “quick fix”?
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