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Q. My GSD has just been diagnosed w/ Copper Storage Def. I bought Science Diet l/d which he is refusing. I am looking for foods to add to the canned foo

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. If you are on the dry diet you may wish to see if your veterinarian offers a wet food version of the prescription which can then be mixed with the dry food in small amounts to make it more palatable. If on dry food only, you can try to add some water to the food to moisten it and increase palatability. Bland foods such as boiled chicken or scrambled eggs (with nothing added to them) may also be added in small amounts to make it more palatable however it is always best to check with your treating vet prior to adding them in case there is an interaction with any supplements or medications you are giving.


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