Feeding a dog is often a matter of trial and error to find the correct dog food for your dog. Finding the correct dog food for the dog is more than just finding something that the dog will eat, but rather finding a good quality dog food. A dog food that is good is one that your dog not only enjoys, but also it is nutritionally healthy for them. Many Pekingese owners have a difficult time getting both of these accomplished.
One of the biggest complaints and concerns of Pekingese owners is that their dog is a very fussy eater and will often go on hunger strikes. Dogs are very smart animals and the Pekingese is very smart. They know how long they can go without food and how long you will let them do it. Although most Pekes love treats and snacks, some have even refused them to prove a point that they are upset about something. Because they are such stubborn dogs, they won't let you have the thought that if they get hungry enough they will eat it. They probably won't.
There are many dog foods available on the market, and many of them will probably suit your Peke. The key is to finding a food that meets their nutritional needs as well as the dog's palate. This may be a commercial dog food, a home made mixture, or a combination of both. Many Pekingese owners will make up a mixture of liver, ground turkey with a few vegetables, and gravy and find their Pekes usually enjoy this. You may want to make up a large enough batch to last a week and distribute it out each day. If you have a dry dog food, you can try to mix a little of it with your mixture. Pekingese are smart enough and stubborn enough that they often see what you are trying to do and refuse to eat any of it, but it's worth a try.
Another issue that many owners are not aware of is that the Pekingese have very small teeth and have difficulty chewing many of the dry dog foods because of this. Most Pekes don't like canned food for some reason. One major problem that owners of Pekes have is their dog having gas and very strong gas at that. The gas is caused by their dog food, which is why many of the owners will make their own food. The dog is not only getting natural food that is healthy, but will also have his gassiness eliminated. Your vet or a Pekingese breeder may be able to give you suggestions on what the best natural foods are for you dog. Today many dog food companies are making excellent natural foods for every size dog.