Bruno is on a joint supplement that I toss into his food bowl and mix with his food. I checked with my vet and the vet said it was OK to give the same supplement to Spencer. I decided what the heck, might as well give it to him too. For the past few days I have tried just tossing it into his food bowl like I do with Bruno, however this picky dog eats everything in the bowl except for the supplement. So the other day I put it into a pill pocket made for dogs and he picked it out of that too! This particular day I had put two chewable pills into his food and had squirted salmon fish oil on top of it and mixed it into his food. Keep in mind that there were not only dry pieces of kibble in the bowl but a can as well. It was really mixed in. He did it again—ate everything except for the supplement. This dog is so observant. He is always watching, always smelling and seems to always be thinking. So much more than any other dog I have ever owned. I decided it is not worth trying to give him a supplement right now. If he ever has joint problems I will have to figure something out. Hopefully that will never happen.
Spencer is also on a high-quality grain-free diet just like Bruno. In fact it was Spencer that got me looking into the ingredients of the dog food I was feeding. Spencer was refusing to eat it so I started looking at what was in the food and I would not have eaten it either! I switched him to a better quality food and he loves it. I let him taste test a lot of foods and let him pick it. This was back when he was just a small pup. I am glad he brought the food quality to my attention way back when he was so small.