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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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10 Month old Puppy Not eating Alot

We just got a 10 month old GSD puppy. He is a little small to me only waying 55lbs. We purchased a quality food and i have noticed he doesnt eat that much and doesnt act as hiper as I would think a 10 month old puppy would be. He is a very good dog but spends alot of time laying around. I started to track how much he was eating and I put 2 cups of food in his bowl. 24 hours later and he may of ate half of it. I havent taken him to the vet yet but think that maybe the best thing to do. The family we got him from said that he was up to date on all shots and no worms, but who knows. To me he acts like a 2 year old dog and not a 10 month old. I also tried satin balls for 3 or 4 days which he loved, but seemed to give him stomach issues. I walk him 3 times a day and take him for a good run in a field once a day if possible. He some times doesnt have a bow movement everyday although that maybe normal im not sure.

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Clearly get him to the vet if you are worried.

BUT, will he eat chicken/cheese/pizza/liver if you hand it to him? Or is he really eating ZERO (get to the vet if the answer is ZERO ).

If he will eat the yummy stuff you probably can fix that up by ---> Pup doesn't want to eat (picky eater?)

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I mixed satin balls in with his bowel of food and he ate the hole bowl and wanted my pizza. Lol
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I fed him just now one cup of food mixed with water and cream of chicken soup. About half small can. And he ate it all in 10 min. Yeah
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I mixed satin balls in with his bowel of food and he ate the hole bowl and wanted my pizza. Lol
I did the same thing with my pooch when I thought she needed to put a few pounds on....used some of the ingredients from satin balls in her raw ground food. Worked like a charm....now I am slowly weaning her off of the additional satin ball ingredients in her raw. I finally found a deal on green tripe and I have been told, dogs go crazy for this stuff and it smells as disgusting as can be......I'll start incorporating the green tripe into her raw as the satin ball ingredients are removed.

For what it is worth, I have found a direct correlation with my 1 year plus gal, that her appetite seems to be tied to the amount of exercise she gets. She must be a self regulator.

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Try water and cream of chicken soup. Its cheap and he loves it
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He loves the satin balls. But they are a pain to make for big dog and not what I would call inexpensive.
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chicken soup is loaded with sodium, try just a high quality dog food, by high quality i mean real meat, not soy or corn or wheat, good luck!
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I would still have a vet check him out.

His previous owners may have said he was wormed/up to date, but did you get his vet records to prove it? Not saying they are lying by any means. I would still have him re checked for possible worms.

It's good he's eating, but I agree trying something else. If you are looking to add to his dry food, get some good canned dog food , see how that goes.

Maybe he's just settling in, feeling kinda depressed leaving a home he knew?

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well what I thought was a good day turned out bad. I got him to eat about 4 cups of good food mixed with satin balls and cream of chicken soup, but it gave him a spell of diarrhea. This happened last time i fed him satin balls. something in that recipe must not agree with him.. I need something that will make him more interested in his kibbles. What about chicken broth or beef broth?
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