Hello! I've been owned by a maltese now for 1 1/2 year. Got our little fella June 2003. Since then, I've tried and tried to get him a brand of dog food that he likes. We started out with the vet recommended Science Diet. Then Kibbles & Bits. Then Purina Puppy Chow. He would not eat hardly at all. Just enough to keep him from getting hungry. A kibble hear, and a kibble there. I read many books, articles and internet post about how picky maltese are. I found it very odd that he would get ONE kibble, leave the feed dish behind, and move to another part of the house, most usually wherever we were at. Even though the resources I had provided information, I was still worried about the little fella. Now, we have tried a different brand of dog food. This I found at Big Lots... it's Kibbles & Chunks (and Grace eats Kibbles & Mini Chunks). They absolutely love it. I proportion their meals accordingly to directions on the bag and by vet orders. Schuster is eating a lot better now. I've had him on it now for about 4 months, and he has went from 4# 11oz, to 5#5oz, where he has stayed for the past month & half. Vet recommends him to be at this weight, says it is perfect. Grace, weighed approx. 2# (maybe a little more, I didn't take her to the vet, my wife did, so I'm not quite sure on the exact) but the vet says that he'd like to see her get to 6 1/2 lbs-7lbs (general rule of thumb). I've discussed the switching brands w/ the vet PRIOR to doing it. I did it little by little to avoid any problems/illness/tummy aches. Also for you own reference, I was getting the little bags of Kilbbles & Chunks/Mini Chunks for $2.99/bag at Big Lots. My wife has found a 20 lb bag at Wal-Mart (for I THINK only $7.99 or $8.99, lot better value!). I don't feed the dogs table food, but I have in the past let Schuster eat an egg (which vet advised would be ok), and he got into our little boy's cherrios one day and ate a small amount. If it was up to our little boy, Cherrios would be all that Schuster eats!!!!! LOL, he thought it was funny to feed him.