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Old 06-25-2014, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to everyone. Okay so at first my 7 week old puppy was eating kibble then all of a sudden he doesn't want to eat it ..When I pour the kibble in his bowl he barks at me and runs away so funny ..but if I grab some and put it in his mouth he will eat ..any help will be appreciated
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stop the insanity lol

My recommendation is put the food bowl down for maybe 20-30 min if he doesn't eat pick it up, then offer again later.
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Hello to everyone. Okay so at first my 7 week old puppy was eating kibble then all of a sudden he doesn't want to eat it ..When I pour the kibble in his bowl he barks at me and runs away so funny ..but if I grab some and put it in his mouth he will eat ..any help will be appreciated

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Stop the insanity lol

My recommendation is put the food bowl down for maybe 20-30 min if he doesn't eat pick it up, then offer again later.
I will try that and will not feed him by hand ..he's also growing super fast ..He looks skinny and that worries me..I guess I'll talk to his vet this Saturday but thank you for your reply ..wanted some quick info before I go to his vet ...thanks
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I know when they don't eat it worries us, as it should. Anything to get them to eat. Feeding him by hand I don't think is the end of the world but I'm sure you don't want this to become a routine eating habit. German Shepherd pups are very smart Good thinking mentioning to the vet. Keep us updated.
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What are you feeding?

Find a kibble he likes.
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My recommendation is put the food bowl down for maybe 20-30 min if he doesn't eat pick it up, then offer again later.[/QUOTE]

Exactly what I waa going to say
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I did the same thing as my puppy wouldn't eat. Left it down 15 mins picked it up. I had to do it twice I also stopped coaxing her by adding different toppers each meal. Now she gets dry kibble a drop of water and Fruitables canned pumpkin or sweet potato a few drops on top of her food. She cleans her bowl.


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put food down, go away , don't hover . 20 minutes remove food .
Provide later.

don't cater to kato

Is it the same food the breeder had been giving.
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Is he feeling ok otherwise? A vet check never hurts..

Otherwise, like everyone else has mentioned...If he doesn't eat after 10 minutes, I would pick the bowl up and he can try again later in the day. I don't beg my dogs to eat and I don't leave their food out all day.
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