Shiba Inu Question

I have a small shiba inu about 3 months old. How to feed her because she has eaten very little....


I have a small shiba inu about 3 months old. How to feed her because she has eaten very little. What kind of food for her?

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 4/2/2012 10:26:12 AM
I feed my dog a mix of wellness and royal canin. My shiba did not eat very much at that age. I kept food out for here around the clock so she could eat when she wanted. She is 10 months old now and I still free feed. These dogs only eat when they are hungry.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/11/2012 8:17:26 PM


I would try giving her a high end brand and see if she eats that better, Shiba's are known for developing allergies to corn, wheat and other products in food so trying something without those such as Natural Balance is a good thing to do. If she's still not eating try to mix in a little wet canned food in with her diet, or add a supplement such as showstopper. Other than that the easiest fix is to stop free feeding, if the dog is able to eat whenever she wants she may not eat much at all. I feed my shibas twice a day, morning and evening, that way they eat the whole amount at the time and I know they've eaten it. if they don't eat it, throw it away and they will certainly eat tomorrow. Keep an eye on them to see if they get lethargic, diarrhea or constipated after eating and possibly see a vet if you suspect allergies.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/4/2012 4:06:41 AM