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The Typhoon Taste Trials continue as we attempt to find a permanent combination of food that he will consistently eat meal after meal.
Those of you who have been reading for a while know that Typhoon really struggled with finding food that he liked. He would turn his nose up at meal after meal.
Now, many of you, like the Hu-Dad, would say to let him decide; he will eat when he gets hungry. And that has worked for every other picky eater Hu-Dad has ever worked with. But Typhoon was skipping so many meals that his weight plummeted and it was beginning to affect his health.
And, yes, we have tried raw foods, human foods, various kibble, canned foods, and on and on and on. He will often refuse the tastiest of treats and has rejected numerous human foods.
Now, we thought we had found a winning combination. We were feeding Acana Regional Flavors kibble mixed with one of the Fromm canned foods, but Fromm recalled that particular flavor. So we jumped over to Evanger’s Grain Free Wild Salmon which seemed to work really well. Understand, the Evanger’s Wild Salmon is basically just salmon. Nothing else added. Since it worked, we bought a case of the food.
And Typhoon stopped eating it. He skipped four meals in a row.
So Hu-Dad went back to square one – a bowl of Acana kibble with nothing added.
Wait for it.
Typhoon ate the whole bowl.
Yes, we started with kibble which he refused to eat. Added lots of variety and ingredients which he would eat . . . and then stop. We ended up adding shredded salmon to his food which he ate – and stopped. And now we are back to plain kibble.
The only question is whether the same meal will work tomorrow.
Yes, Typhoon, the lesson is simple. Just like you wrestling your sister, Hu-Dad will try a variety of moves. Hu-Dad will try different approaches. Hu-Dad will make similar things look different and different things look similar. And, yet, Hu-Dad is never going to win. Nor are you ever going to best your sister in a wrestling match.
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