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mydogs 06-12-2014 07:23 AM

Back to not eating
I have tried everything. Adding alittle water not adding water. Sometimes she eats alittle with yogurt added sometimes not. She's 9 weeks old I feed her 3 times a day. She maybe eats 1/2 cup each time. If that. This morning 1/4. It's weird when my other dogs sniff around her bowl she will eat more like it's a competition. I don't know what to do. My breeder says add canned mackerel but her stools aren't the greatest don't want to make things worse. Any suggestions? I'm fed up
She literally takes a few bites then sits back and stares at it. She's on solid gold lamb formula

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JeanKBBMMMAAN 06-12-2014 08:10 AM

When was her last de-worming and/or fecal? How much weight is she gaining weekly? Also - you may be over feeding and that's why she wants to eat less - I don't know because the last puppy I fostered/had was smaller and ate so little compared to others I have had. IF you are able to add a meal, and keep them at .25 to .33 a cup, that might help.

Sunflowers 06-12-2014 08:11 AM

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Trust your dog. Their nose knows.

She doesn't like the food, and if she has soft stools it's another indicator that it is not the right food for her.

Have you tried raw? Here is my experience:

mydogs 06-12-2014 08:17 AM

She was dewormer at 6 weeks then when I brought her home at 8 weeks as my breeder thought she has Giardia. The vet didn't see it in stool but we dewormed again for 3 days. She is 16 lbs I will weigh her today on my way to pet store. Should I try a different protein source like fish? I'm thinking acana although I don't like grain free for puppies but I know the smell is very strong.

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Sunflowers 06-12-2014 08:21 AM

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Exactly how are the stools?
If the breeder " thought" she has giardia, that is probably the case, as she knows what is going on with her dogs.

Fecals sometimes miss parasites. I would get her on metronidazole and really clean the yard.

mydogs 06-12-2014 08:27 AM

She was on flagyl as well. Poops are normal for a puppy but always mush at end. Should I stick with the food she's on or try a fish

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Sunflowers 06-12-2014 08:42 AM

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I would try the fish. Mush at the end is not normal.

mydogs 06-12-2014 08:44 AM

Back to not eating

Originally Posted by Sunflowers (Post 5632282)
I would try the fish. Mush at the end is not normal.

Ok. Just weighed her 17.10 lbs. last week 15.7
So she's gaining. Think I will give acana pacifica a try.
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mydogs 06-13-2014 01:31 PM

She's eating and looking for more:) I bought a can of Canidae mackerel and salmon. Mixed a TBLSP with warm water poured on top. She was actually barking and jumping in air for her food. Stool is normal too:)

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Sunflowers 06-13-2014 02:18 PM

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So glad! It's always so worrisome when a puppy won't eat. I have been through that, too, and found out what I was giving him was making him nauseous.
Very good that your girl is eating well!

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