It’s the dinner time standoff – we’ve all been there. Your dog staring at you as if to say, “what the hell is this?”. And as the minutes go by, your patience wears thin. Why won’t they eat?!
Whether your dog is a notoriously picky eater, or whether they’re just a bit bored – we’ve put together some of our favourite tips to make mealtimes a bit easier.
That’s right: gravy. Low-salt gravy is a great way to encourage your dog to eat. It adds a new texture to their kibble – and it’s delicious, too.
Make sure you pick up the low-salt version, and if your dog has a wheat allergy, have a look in the gluten-free aisle.
Good for you, good for your dog. Add some steamed vegetables (check out this list for what’s dog-friendly) for a tasty vitamin boost.
We like to make extra when we’re cooking Sunday dinner – they’ll keep in Tupperware for up to 4 days in the fridge.
For a real flavour party, why not add a spoon of wet food? Mixing in some wet food to your dog’s kibble is a nutritious way to encourage fussy eaters. After all, variety is the spice of life!
We’ve got 15 delicious recipes, from pates and jellies, to the all-important gravies. Just make sure you introduce it slowly – especially if your dog has a sensitive stomach.
Nigella’s a fan – and so are we. For something seriously low-effort, pop your dog’s kibble in the microwave for a few seconds. Heat will intensify the flavours (and smells) and get that tail wagging.
No microwave? Dog missing a few teeth? Boil up some water, pour it over your dog’s kibble, and leave to soak for 15 minutes. You’ll be left with a bowl of soft, warm kibble. Perfect for older dogs and fussy dogs alike.