Not eating breakfast
Not quite sure if I should be worried about my girl or not. Jade is about 15 months old, just under 24 in and weighs 61lbs. She had a lot of tummy and skin issues when she was younger and she has always been on the lean side. For the last 6 months or so she has been on Fromm's Four Star line (grain free) and we have been trying several of the different flavors. She has done so great on it! Her poop has been small and well formed and her skin is million times better. Before switching she had giant patches of hair missing on her legs. She chewed on herself constantly and her skin was red, black, and splotching. Now almost all of the hair has grown back and her skin is all a more normal color. I couldn't be happier with the difference Fromm has made for her. However apparently she has different ideas.
Over the past 2-3 months Jade has been not eating her breakfast. It started slowly, I would put her food down and then release her to eat and she would just look at me for a minute before getting up and eating. It wasn't every day, maybe once or twice a week. Then she just refused to eat breakfast all together. I would take it back up after about 20 minutes and just give it to her at dinner. That happened like once a week for a few months and it has progressively gotten worse. Now just about every other morning she just won't eat breakfast. I have tried hand feeding her or putting it in her kong but she just don't seem to care. I really don't want to start adding things to her food because I don't want her to expect it with every meal. She has never had a problem with dinner and always eats it right away no matter if she had breakfast or not.
She is currently getting 2 cups of food twice a day. I know that that is a lot of food, but that is the only way that we can keep any weight on her. Should I be worried about this? I really don't want to change her food unless it is the only option because this is the only food that she has done well one out of the many many kinds that we have tried. She hasn't lost any weight, but she hasn't gain any other. Is this just a phase or is it an actual problem? Any ideas?
Jade CGC- 05/06/12
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