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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 11:23 AM
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Try adding a bit of raw green tripe to his kibble, I bet money that will get his attention

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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9 month old no appetite

I want to thank everyone for their responses.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:53 AM
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My experience with my boy is he's gone through days with low appetite. He is also 9 months old and actually just went through a day of not eating his food at all and a couple days of not eating very much about 2 weeks ago. He would eat treats though and I'll give him food as treats too when we're training.
I stick to the instructions a few trainers have given me to not leave him his food plate for more than 30 minutes but still give him food 2x a day - I've been told it helps make picky eaters learn they have to eat when served.
When he's gone underweight, I add a few treats or a scoop or two of canned food or toppers. If there's any sign of digestive upset I've mixed in a scoop of organic nonfat plain yogurt or pumpkin puree - whichever I had at hand, and he loves both so he gobbles his food then.
Good luck with your boy. Was he otherwise ok with the BB or did this start when you switched his food?
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM
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I've had dozens of GSDs and other breeds in and out of my house and not one of them required variety, toppings or other tricks to get them to eat. They eat the same kibble every day for a year or more at a time.

Pick a kibble and stick with it. As long as your dog is healthy, he will not starve himself.

The bile is from waiting too long in between meals.

Was the switch to BB when he stopped eating or did you switch because he wasn't eating?
I agree.

Variety can actually upset the tummy (why they suggest changing food very gradually). It can also create a picky eater.

Have you had an xray done, OP? Did the dog ingest anything?

How are the poops? Is your dog running a fever? My puppy went off her food and was throwing up when she had a bad giardia infection.

Hope you can figure this out soon!
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