'Diva' Dog Who Demands Rotisserie Chicken for Every Meal Goes Viral

A dog owner is facing something of a predicament after his pet pooch developed a taste for the finer things in life.

Dogs, much like humans, are individuals and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to their diet. What might work for a friend's canine companion won't necessarily serve as the best solution for your four-legged friend.

One doggie diet that should probably be avoided, for purely economic reasons, was recently showcased in a hilarious Twitter thread shared by RVAReid which has been retweeted over 6,700 times and liked by more than 120,000 users.

Evidently a devoted and dotting dog owner, RVAReid or Reid for short, has got himself in something of a jam after his dog Chaka developed a unique eating habit that, in the words of her owner, has turned her into a "diva."

"My dog's turning into a diva," Reid wrote on Twitter. "I gave her rotisserie chicken twice as a treat and now she won't eat unless it's rotisserie chicken."

"She really will sniff her food and look disgusted if it isn't rotisserie chicken," he continued. "So now I'm constantly buying rotisserie chicken."

By way of proof, Reid shared a clip of Chaka sniffing at a bowl of ordinary dog food before looking up forlornly at Reid. He's tried any number of tactics to try and get her back on her normal dry food, but so far nothing has worked.

"I bought some turkey bone broth... Mixed it with the dry food and even added some wet food," he wrote in one update. "Chaka still wasn't feeling it. So I just gave her some chicken."

The tweets prompted a glut of responses. Some came from fellow dog owners expressing sympathy and solidarity.

Karina Lizeth recalled how she once "mistakenly" fed her dog hard boiled eggs "as a treat and he started to refuse his food" as a result. She ended up switching to a different brand of dog food.

Brent Whitfield, meanwhile, commented: "My sister started giving her dog home cooked meals, similar to what she cooked for her family with less seasoning, as a treat. Homeboy really would cry when he had to eat regular dog food like he was genuinely sad."

Elsewhere, users shared how this kind of pampering can get hilariously out of control.

Shutuptrace recalled how her mom now has to set a space for her dog at the dinner table with the rest of the family. "He'll scream if he's on the floor but will stay quiet and polite at the table," she said. "After everyone leaves the table, he'll go eat his kibble."

NatRemedieCoach recalled how his great dane akita "got sick one time" so they fed him "chicken breasts, rice, sweet potatoes and green beans."

"Honey, once he had that it was a wrap. Had to feed him like that for 13 dang years...... probably why he lived so long," he added.

Deadbeat_gf urged Reid to stand up to Chaka. "My dog has tried this. You gotta let them starve for a bit to assert dominance," they said. "At feeding time put the food out and let it sit for an hour or so, then put it back in the bag. After maybe a day and a half she's gonna break."

LAJJenn, meanwhile, urged the dog owner to take action against his canine's chicken addiction. "We found out how terribly dangerous rotisserie chicken is about two months ago and had to switch to dry food," she wrote. "It's filled with salt and not nutritious or balanced, so bad for them but they love it so much."

Newsweek has contacted RVAReid for comment.

The American Kennel Club says unseasoned cooked chicken is safe for dogs to consume whether as part of a regular meal or as a treat. They recommend mixing it with a healthy grain and a vegetable like string beans as part of a well balanced dinner.

The AKC does note that some dogs are allergic to chicken, which ranks among the top 10 allergy inducing ingredients for dogs. It is also crucial that all cooked chicken is taken off the bone as cooked chicken bones can splinter easily resulting in choking or gastrointestinal tract punctures.

Chaka isn't the first dog to go viral thanks to their eating habits.

Back in November 2021, a labrador found itself firmly in their owner's bad books after taking a huge bite out of the family's Thanksgiving turkey while it was defrosting overnight.

A golden retriever also earned a telling off after being caught on camera trying to steal food. The dog's reaction was hilarious.

A dog and a cooked chicken.
A dog and a cooked chicken - a canine owner is facing quite the dilemma after his dog developed a taste for the finer things in canine cuisine. JasonOndreicka/Getty