I recently found a Chi, literally on my doorstep. My boyfriend and I have decided to keep him if his owners do not come forward. He is a long haired male, who seems to be about 7-8 months according to a neighbor who has about 10 of them. He is fitting in with our other animals, and seems to have adopted us as his family. The only issue we have is we are having a hard time getting him to eat. It seems as though where he was before did not feed him dog food. My boyfriend and I both refuse to give him human food. We picked up some small dog food, science diet brand but he does not want to eat it unless we hand him each kibble. We have given him wet (generic brand), but that doesn't seem to be working. We have mixed them, put an egg in it and all we get is a nibble here and there.
I would think that once he is hungry enough that he will eat whatever we have out for him, but it's going on 3 days and the best we have gotten him to eat is a few dog treats (I know the dog treats may not be helping but we need to get something in him) and some pieces of kibble. He has been munching down on the cat food a bit also.
Are there any recommendations to a brand or type of food we can give him to make him eat some more. He is a bit skinny and we want to put some meat on his bones. Open to any suggestions, Thank you