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Mika says that kelp and alfalfa power are yucky!
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16 March 2010 - 8:10 pm
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So I sprinkled the kelp and alfalfa powder on Mika's Evo kibble and now she won't eat it!  I even tried to make it more tempting by mixing the food and powders with chicken broth, but nope, she turns her nose up still.  Geesh!  This is a Japanese-American household, I thought she's like the kelp. My human kids LOVE seaweed!

Any suggestions?

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Mari (Mika's mom)

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Hmmm....well, maybe if you tried introducing it verrrrrrrry slowly. Don't force it every day. Little by little, she may get used to the taste. If not, you may want to try it in capsule form instead.

If you've already bought a bunch of kelp powder, you can get the clear capsules at a health food store and stuff the powder in them. Then just mix it into her food. She'll probably still smell it but might be willing to eat it like that.

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Well guess what?  About an hour after posting, Mika came back and finished her dinner.  Hubs says that it just goes to show, you'll eat anything once you get hungry enough.  (He hates nori.)  LOL

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OH how can anyone hate nori? Yum! I love it!

Glad to hear she ate it up! Be prepared though for pickiniess at some point, she may get that way after the novelty wears off. Hopefully not...paws crossed!

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I'm glad Jerry suggested something because I was going to suggest feeding it to the kids so it wouldn't go to waste!aw-shucks

 

 

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Mmmmm....kelp sprinkled on Captain Crunch. Yum!

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I wonder if kelp's homeopathic powers can aid in the healing of the roof of one's mouth after eating Captain Crunch.  Those crunchberries are brutal!

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