Only time my girl has turned her nose up to food is when she was not feeling well. Otherwise, she eats as if we never feed her - she also has to use a puzzle bowl - I stopped for awhile because I thought she had slowed down but had to return to the puzzle bowl after she started INHALING her food again. I also purchase the smallest bag of kibble to ensure it is fresh and I check the expiration date. I give about 1/4 cup wet food with about 1/4 cup of dry food mixed with a little water two times per day. I also often pan fry fresh chicken breast - chop it up and give it to her in place of the wet food in the mixture.
The extra arm is from her human SISTER (she didn’t want to be in the photo). They grew up together - they’ve been together since her human sister was 6 years old (she’s now 20). And YES - she is smart - smarter than a “fifth grader”! Knows all the tricks and has definitely some saved up for later. It’s all about HER! She is QUEEN BEE of our household! and we cater to her!️
I agree w/ the frozen pumpkin “blobs”. I have copied your suggestion of freezing the little pumpkin balls in zip lock bags - they are convenient and easy to store . My dog likes them and I think it does wonders for her digestive system.