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Picky Eater?!

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The past few days I have noticed that Gus hasn't been finishing all of his food like normal.  We are feeding him Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance and he has always seemed to do fine with it.  He is a pretty skinny boy and the vet gave us the go ahead to feed 6 cups/day twice a day.  I though, maybe that was too much and he wasn't that hungry.  I slowly cut the portions down, but each time he ate less and less.  I stated to worry...This morning I went to feed his big sister her adult food and got curious. I was desperate to see if he would eat so I put a handful on the floor and he gobbled it right up.  I followed that with a handful of his food and he snubbed it!! So...I put two cups of the adult food in is bowl and he ate it all! It was Purina One...Ugh, I hated doing that, but I needed to know he would eat.  My BF has had our black lab for 11 years and figured no need to change her food now...I am more picky about what kibble I feed Gus.  

So what now? Try something new and maybe get a small bag? Should I call the vet or be concerned at all? He did eat after all...

Any thoughts?
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Thanks guys for all your input! I am not worried now...just know he is picky! I am going to get a small bag of something else and grab some yogurt on my way home from work...I'm sure he will be excited to try something new!

I do have a nearly 3/4 of a 40lb bag left and I will definitely take it to the shelter...what a great idea!
Well I just brought home some Old Mother Hubbard's Wellness Just for Puppy. rated it a 5.  He dug right in and finished!  :lol: I'm interested to see how his belly does...It does seem to have a lot of protein I noticed

The women at the store seemed to think it would be ok...any ideas??  :?  I'm just glad he's eating!

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not Less Than 28.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 17.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 5.0%
Moisture Not More Than 11.0%
Calcium Not Less Than 1.30%
Vitamin E Not Less Than 150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids Not Less Than 3.0%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Not Less Than 1.0%
Beta Carotene* Not Less Than 5 mg/kg
DHA* Not Less Than 0.13%
Lycopene* Not Less Than 0.25 mg/kg
Taurine* Not Less Than 0.09%
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Here they are...should have included before!! Day two and he licked the bowl dry!!

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Salmon Meal (natural source of DHA-Docosahexaneoic acid), Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E), Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace, Rice Bran (from brown rice), Tomatoes (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Chicken Flavor, Rye Flour, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Ground Millet, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride.
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