Q. I have a 7 month old dog that is 4 pounds. And he won't eat his food. So I have been giving him caned chicken. Is thisa bad thing to do?
A. Chicken is good for getting dogs eating again after a tummy upset or surgery but it is not a good balanced long term diet. Small breed dogs can be fussy and it is not good to let them get used to eating human food on a regular basis. They need the nutrients from a balanced DOG food. It is ok to feed it chicken and rice until your vet opens again but I would then have a discussion as to weaning the dog onto a proper diet