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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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Our guy tends to be a picky eater sometimes. Some mornings he is all about his breakfast and other mornings he just sniffs it and looks at us with a "really??" look . We actually don't pick his food up so if he eats it at lunch or any other time during the day it's fine with us. If he eats both portions with dinner - which he sometimes does - that is fine too.

For awhile we were adding things to his food to get him to eat but figured it real quick that was a very bad idea - plus it was making him chunky . We have cut out all of that stuff and he only gets a few treats now.

I don't see an issue with your dog eating both meals at once as long as he doesn't eat too much at once and make himself ill.


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tried to give him his entire days worth of food for dinner....ate half of it and left the rest and starting pushing the bowl around....whats his problem lol. he only wants to eat half a days worth of food!!! what should i do because he is underweight as well..
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How underweight is your pup? I looked at some of your pasts posts and it does seem like this is an on going issue? Are we talking 5 lbs or 15 lbs?

An idea did come to me - maybe feeding your pup several meals throughout the day instead if just twice - maybe it is just that he can't eat a bunch at once. I would also exercise him prior to each to feeding too.


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hes about 10 pounds underweight...yeah i always play/exercise him prior to feeding him...in the past he always had diarrhea issues but nothing like this..normally he gobbles up his food before i can even close his food container lol

ill try and do small portions and see what happens!
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smaller portions was a no-go...looked at it once and just pushed his bowl away again...any more ideas? i usually rotate his food monthly between the different proteins, should i just go ahead and switch it and see if he eats?
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keeps pushing food bowl away

Certainly try some different food, but sounds to me he is having you on too see if he can get something better.
I have been through this with my girl. She looked underweight, eventually she realised she either eats what she is given, or she goes without. This went on for 2months with my girl, and now she eats everything she is given.


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for the past 2 days now he wont eat breakfast or dinner...i know hes starving himself. hes also puking bile about once a day probably because hes not eating...i have a vet visit scheduled just in case but do you still think hes being stubborn?
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I would not let him go without eating any longer. Change the food out. Or top it with sardines, cooked scrambled egg to jumpstart him.

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ok should i stay with the same brand (Acana) and just switch the type?
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Stay with the brand, change the protein/flavor. If that doesn't work,then go w/ a different brand.

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