Chester’s Mind Game (FOoD! foOD! FoOd!)

Bengbeng wants to know how my son is doing. ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, he’s doing GREAT! He’s back to his own self. He looks cheery and his spirit is back. 100% full of energy! His legs are strong again. No more helping him up. I still need to feed him his medicine and tend to his hematoma ear. And every night I need to squeeze that particular ear to remove excess blood. The blood ar they’re not dark red. They’re watery type.

FeR, do you have to do that after Brinkley’s hematoma surgery?

After Chester had his surgery, I fed him milk together with his breakfast & dinner meals. Comfy food ma. Later on when I remove his favorite milk, he became a choosy eater. The food (kibbles) that he loves so much suddenly taste like vomit. He can even act it out for me!

Here’s a scenario that actually happened.

Morning time.

Me: Chester, come eat your food…x 5times!!! (begging)

Chester walks slowly to his plate, doubting… thinking…

Me: Chester, come eat your food…x 5times!!! (begging again)

He put a few kibbles into his mouth and spit it out. At the same time showing me his disgusted face… showing his tongue as in saying YUCK!!! This goes on a few times.

Then I resorted to feed him with my hand. He takes it and spit out again.

Ishh isshh… I leave him alone. Thinking that he will eventually eat it when he feels hungry.

But NO!!! 7 hours later he’s still not touching his food.

Eventually I gave up. I give him his milk. And happily he finished his breakfast at 3pm!!!

So his mind game works.

I actually think he’s very smart. A smart spoiled dog to be precised!

Ahem… actually ar I only did that because I need to feed him his medicine.
Next time? Sorry Chester, you will not win.

Right now, I give him warm water instead of milk plus a piece of cracker/a slice of bread with his kibbles.

Actually eh we have experienced this situation a couple of times before -> Him not eating his food. Sometimes I win and sometimes I will need to buy a different brand of kibbles for him (me lose). I don’t want to give him milk for a long period of time because dogs are not suppose to drink milk (lactose intolerant). That’s why this couple of days I keep hearing his fart and he has developed watery stools.

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  • Reply Dawn September 24, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Wah, Chester have a good life! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Crackers and bread, too? Good thing my dogs can’t read! :laughing:

  • Reply wuching September 24, 2008 at 6:46 am

    lactose intolerance? I’m lactose intolerance! years ago one hot summer day I scour a liter of cold milk & I ended up in the toilet all day long! :LOL:

  • Reply annant September 24, 2008 at 6:59 am

    ur :dog: really hou meng…
    u really treat him like your son ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    now only i know that dog is actose intolerant..i used to feed my :dog: milk as brekkie… :shame: now cos she’s a giant ass already ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous September 24, 2008 at 11:06 am

    what brand of kibble do you feed chester? i know my colleague’s german shepherd once went on food strike and refused to eat her (expensive!) eukanuba joint mobility kibbles. so my colleague let the dog starve for 2 days. on the 3rd day the dog kuai2 eat her kibbles again.

    you try mixing chester’s kibble with plain yoghurt and mashed fruit. i do that for bobby. A few spoons of yogurt to coat the kibble and sometimes i mix in mashed papaya or banana. or you could invest in a small can of wet dog food and mix a few spoons into the kibble for flavour. or try jerhigh dog gravy, which comes in small sachets. but i prefer yoghurt because it’s healthier.

  • Reply xin September 24, 2008 at 11:50 am

    so contradicting, the cartoons always shows how cats n dogs drink milk. damn

  • Reply cc September 24, 2008 at 11:55 am

    He manja abit for now, sick ma! :hug: :dog:

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Dawn, not really la. What do you feed your dogs? Kibbles or your own prepared food?

    Wuching, aiyooo so now you don’t dare to drink any milk liao?

    Annant, not all dogs are lactose intolerant but most are. Your dog turned out ok right?

    Hedo, now I feed him Natural Balance. Used to feed him Eagle Pack, Innova..etc I keep changing the food brand… looking for better ones and at the same time encourage better appetite. Knowing my dog, I can’t feed him yogurt, banana always… or he’ll go mogok. Even rice can make him mogok! :laughing:

    Xin, puppies can drink milk…but when they’ve grown up most dogs will develop the intolerant thingy.

    CC, oh no no…he manja all the time!!! :love:

  • Reply keeyit September 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Ohh.. doggie has surgery really pity hor.. some more need quite long time to recover.. but good to hear that Chester is ok now la..

    In general, doggie not eating is it because he is sick and need time to recover first? Or just moody?

  • Reply MonkeyWong September 24, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Chester is very lucky to have a good owner like you :applause:

  • Reply FeR September 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    hi! I don’t remember needing to squeeze excess blood. did you get to see picture of Brinkley’s ear properly? It’s quite “brutal” but the vet stitched up his whole ear so that it’ll prevent hematoma from occurring again wor…so maybe that’s why no need to his ears? i just had to clean wound…then after taking stitches out, and when his fur grew back, it’s back to normal…just that ears not as soft as before lor.

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous September 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    omg, chester gets such premium dog food! hahahaha.

    i can’t even afford to feed bobby eagle pack or innova. too expensive. maybe you could buy smaller bags of kibble so that it is easier to “rotate” the brands so chester wouldn’t mogok so fast? have you tried blackwood dog food or acana? i got some acana samples for bobby once and he liked them. but then again, bobby will eat anything, so not really counted lah.

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Keeyit, I’ve never seen Chester act moody. Hehe So far his symptom for not eating is plainly because he wants something better to eat. Not sure bout other doggies.

    MonkeyWong, oh yeah and I’m so not-lucky to have Chester…it’s more like I :kowtow: him than he :kowtow: me. Haha just joking. I like to treat him like a king. After all he’s my dog.

    Fer, yeah Chester one also like that. The vet asked me to clean the wound and at the same time picit the ear. I guess have to picit everyday until all is out.

    Hedo, a large packet 13kg can last 1.5 to 2 months…so it’s like spending RM100 per month. Small packet is much more expensive. Worst case I will give him some veggies or biscuits. I tried Blackwood before but he doesn’t like it. Never heard of acana. Bobby is still new to the manja thing. Later on eh…hehehe :devil:

  • Reply Dawn September 24, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Che-Cheh, I only give my dogs dry dog food (Nature Recipe Senior for the two older ones and Iams Smart Puppy for Chase), dog biscuits (Milkbones) and rawhides. The only time they get canned food is when they are really sick. The human food I give them are carrots, apples, some oranges, and white tofu. Labs are known to be garbage dogs. They willingly eat anything they can find or given. No hesitation from them. :grrr:

  • Reply FeR September 25, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    oh, i see Chester’s ear like towards the tip only got stitchings but Brinkley one really whole flap wor…*shrugs* but nvm laa..i know you sure willing to do it coz i understand when u have a GR it’s like your baby! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Angie Tan September 25, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Oh no!! Didn’t know about Chester being at the vet.

    Hope he does feel better. Snoopy likes the vet food – the Science diet wet food thing whenever she gets sick. Rusty had a bout of food poisoning in his puppy days and loves the wet food too. Hard to switch them back to dry food after that. ๐Ÿ™

    Anyway, does Rusty take a lot of sweet food? We’ve managed to control Snoopy’s hooman food intake and her teeth are much better coz we give her greenies and bones to bite. Rusty’s teeth are pearly white at 9 months old… ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 25, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Dawn, white tofu? interesting. I’ll try that one day. Good la they’re not choosy.

    FeR, hehe yes of coz willingly to do that everyday. Just curious the clotted blood is swelling up everyday. Anyway we will bring him to the vet tomorrow or Sat.

    Angie Tan, wet food is expensive. But for small/medium breed it should be okay coz they eat less than large dog. You give Snoopy real bones? I can’t do that coz it’ll be very dirty in the house.

  • Reply bengbeng September 25, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    looks like Chester is on the mend but not fully recovered. u better pamper him some more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply hcfoo September 26, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Eeewwww… blood!!!!!!!!! Poor thing. Seriously, dogs do fart???? :LOL:

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Bengbeng, he gets 24hours first class treatment be it in good health or sickness le.

    Hcfoo, the blood is light red. If dark red ar I faint liao. Yup they fart PUT! PUTTTT! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply annant September 27, 2008 at 12:30 am

    yaya, she’s ok with milk :whew:

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