Your dog has stopped eating their kibble. Maybe they are picky. Maybe their appetite has changed. Maybe they just no longer like it. Whatever the mysterious reason, you are frustrated because your poor pup needs to eat their dog food! If you can’t/don’t want to change their food, have you tried a food topper? I understand how difficult it can be, so I’ve created a list of the best dog food toppers for several situations.
Best Dog Food Toppers
If you’re looking for something to snazz up your dog’s bland kibble, try these options:
Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers: I absolutely trust all Stella & Chewy’s products. The Meal Mixers are freeze-dried, and all you have to do is scoop and serve!
Instinct Raw Boost Mixers: Wynston is a big fan of Instinct Raw Boost Mixers. Just add them to your pup’s food and watch them enjoy!
Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers: While Wynston hasn’t tried the Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers, I have several friends who recommend this brand. These tasty clusters will add pep to your dog’s meal!
Although perhaps you’re on a budget…
Shredded Cheese: Too much cheese can upset your dog’s tummy, so always feed cheese in moderation.
Cooked Meat: Try adding some cooked beef or chicken to their meal.
Chicken or Beef Broth: Stir in a bit of beef or chicken broth to their kibble. This can also help moisten it if your pup has weak (or limited) teeth.
Your dog picks out all of the good pieces or eats around the kibble…
Basics FLAVORS Food Toppers: I completely understand that your dog may very well eat around the dog food toppers, so you may need something that you can truly mix into the kibble. Basics FLAVORS are a fantastic option, as they offer the consistency of a powder.
Liver Flakes: I knew a Bulldog who just didn’t really care to eat…until liver flakes were added to his food! Dr. Becker’s Appetite Flakes are beef and bison liver flakes, which are easily sprinkled and mixed into kibble. The pieces are too small to be separated from the food.
Hopefully the list above has given you at least an idea of how you can get your dog to eat again. I actually have Wynston on a dog food rotation, which means I switch his food up every couple of months so he doesn’t get bored. The dog food topper I use most frequently is the Instinct Raw Boost Mixers, but I also really like the FLAVORS. Remember not to get discouraged – if one topper doesn’t work, try a different one.
Do you have a suggestion that we could add to this list of best dog food toppers? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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