I feed Aspen whole tilapia, whole pollock, and sometimes whole atlantic salmon. I haven't tried others, but he doesn't say no to fish!
Have you tried piercing a small hole in it? Shiloh used to HATE them til I took the tip of a knife and popped a small hole so some of the fish oil could leak out. Sometimes I'd have to squeeze them into her mouth that way. Eventually she learned how to pop them open herself and has no problem with them.I am getting sick of shoving a fish oil capsule down her throat every night...
Yeah, it's called Jack Mackerel. It's usually in the tuna fish section. I can't NOT find it it seems to be everywhere now that I know it exists...Everyone on other boards talks about JackMack.
I can't find that stuff to save my life!
If she will eat canned fish, I would definately try mutilating the whole fish for her. Then it will be similar to the canned stuff she's used to. Then, mutilate less and less, like it was already stated. The first time I gave Grissom a whole sardine, he looked at me like "okay, and now dinner.... where's my dinner?!"Thanks everyone!! I will try to cut up that tilapia that I saved and re-froze, hopefully she will eat it.
I don't feed tuna as meals, but i use it to freeze in kongs, if that counts? lolI was feeding her canned tuna w/ egg and organs once a week, but then I read canned tuna isn't good to feed?
Have you checked in the area by the canned tuna and salmon for mackeral? I had never even heard of it until raw feeding (I'm not a fish eater. at all) Now that I know it exists I notice it in all the grocery stores.I haven't seen mackrel, and I thought salmon wasn't good? Or canned salmon is?
I find them in mexican or asian markets. They're usually cheaper than the talapia, too. I just don't like to feed them to annie as much because hey require zero chewing or tearing for her, as each fish is only about 2oz... but by all means, if that's a whole fish she'll eat, I still put it above canned.Where can you get whole sardines? She may like those??
If she doesn't I will take it back :wink:Thanks everyone!! I will try to cut up that tilapia that I saved and re-froze, hopefully she will eat it.
Canned tuna isn't good to feed in large quantities because of the mercury...same as in humans. But at the amount that you are feeding it to her I wouldn't worry about it at all.I was feeding her canned tuna w/ egg and organs once a week, but then I read canned tuna isn't good to feed?
Mackerel is in the same section as the tuna...probably on the same shelf usually next to the canned salmon. Canned salmon is fine to feed as well, a lot of people only get to feed canned fishes instead of raw ones.I haven't seen mackrel, and I thought salmon wasn't good? Or canned salmon is? Where can you get whole sardines? She may like those??
I would love to go with you!! I have been wanting to go but don't know where to go or what to look for. Let me know!! I'll try the tilapia one more time, and if she doesn't eat it, I will give it back. It might be pretty destroyed by then but I'm sure your dogs won't mind!If she doesn't I will take it back :wink
We get whole frozen sardines at the Asian markets like 5 minutes from my house! We have a whole ton if you want to take a few testers to see if she will take them. These places are a great place to find some really exotic meats for cheap! You can tag along the next time we go if you want :biggrin: