Maggie has always been a difficult dog. She's lucky we love her so much, cause anyone else would have gotten rid of her loooong ago. She stopped eating dry dog food when she was about a year old. We tried EVERYTHING to get her to eat. She went for almost four days without eating anything before we finally caved and gave her people food. Now, she won't even eat that. Seriously-what dog won't eat steak? Or sausage? I was getting so tired of being a dog chef that I finally took her to the vet.
Oh, the other thing about Maggie is she has a horrible over bite. We've always known about it, and the vet said it was one of the worst he's ever seen. So when i took her in we found out that because of this overbite, her bottom canine teeth don't match up right and have punctured holes in the roof of her mouth. That's right-HOLES in her palate! Poor girl. I don't think i would eat either. So painful for her, I'm sure.
So, now we get to take her to the doggie dentist to get her teeth filed down and get root canals on them. I always thought that people who spent more than a hundred dollars on their animals were crazy. But now I totally understand. I'm just not ready to get rid of her yet! Even if she is a turd 90% of the time. :)