anyone out there have vegan dogs who are also picky eaters? maia is soooo not about food, it's kind of ridiculous. we have two cats in the house who may as well be goats (i often joke that avery in particular would probably eat a tin can if you gave him half a chance), but the dog is extremely blase about pretty much everything. this is nice when it means that she doesn't try to steal things off the counter, but very frustrating when you try to make her delicious meals and she's all, 'eh.'
when we first adopted her she was being fed some kind of lamb atrocity, so we weaned her off the rest of that bag and switched her over to vegan without any problems. she was actually pretty excited about the new food we were giving her (at the time, we were transitioning with natural balance, because it's carried at our nearby pet supplies store), because she didn't much care for the lamb atrocity. well, we would soon learn that after several meals, she doesn't much care for anything. ha!
after awhile, she absolutely refused to eat natural balance, so we decided to gift it to a friend and try something new. we went with evolution, and that went over like gangbusters, until it didn't. she never outright refuses it, but you can tell she gets less excited as time goes on. at one point, we switched to ami, which she thought was like the greatest christmas morning ever, until she didn't. again, she won't refuse it, but she also is much less excited about it than she was at first.
right now we're in a pattern of switching back and forth between the two, hoping that by the time she gets bored with one, it will be time to switch to the other… but to be honest, i'd rather just find something she likes consistently over time.
so, we're giving v-dog a shot. it isn't available locally so i have to mail order it, but even still it's cheaper than evolution and ami, so that's a plus if she ends up liking it. i placed an order on thursday so i'm hoping it will be here soon. keep your fingers crossed that it tickles maia's fancy!