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Old 01-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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will do!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #32 (permalink)
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ok i tried the Pacifica and he ate it all..the real test will be tomorrow monring since he hasnt eaten breakfast for over a week!

btw, how do you feel about adding this to his food: WellnessŪ Ninety-Five Percent Lamb Recipe Dog Food Mixer or Topper - Food - Dog - PetSmart ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 AM   #33 (permalink)
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ok breakfast was a no go..he just pushed his bowl away i even tried using a different food (blue buffalo) and he did the same thing! whats his deal??? the vet said health wise he is fine, but underweight. they prescribed him an appetite stimulant which i am going to try next...
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Are you located in cold temps or is it warm where you are? Some dogs won't have much appetite in the warmer weather. You've looked in his mouth to make sure his dentition is ok? No pain when chewing?
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im in Florida, weather isnt too bad, my apartment is around 74F. yeah ive checked his mouth out, and so did the doc...didnt notice anything :/
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should i give those toppers a try?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #37 (permalink)
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i also tried the appetite stimulant, doc said it should only take an hour to take affect, its been 3 hours and he still wont budge with food...i dontk now what his deal is...vet said health wise hes fine, so is he really just being a punk?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #38 (permalink)
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What is he waiting out for? I doubt if he thinks 'a steak is in my future if I hold out long enough'
I have no idea why he's not eating what you are offering, the food isn't rancid? Dogs sense of smell is so keen, there may be something off about what you are feeding(storage/mold?)

Obviously something is going on, but I don't think he's being a punk or stubborn. Cook up a scrambled egg and see if he'll eat that.
I hope something gives! It must be really frustrating.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #39 (permalink)
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well i opened a fresh bag of that Pacifica so i know thats not rancid or off...

i mixed some wet dog food into his kibble and he gobbled it up super fast but left behind some kibble just because it wasnt mixed well...so im going to try and mix it a bit better and see what happens...maybe he wants to be a canned food dog??? or maybe since the kibble looks the same hes being a punk? i duno lol...if he does want to be a canned food dog, what food would you recommend?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I feed raw, so have no idea! I would think raw feeding would be cheaper than canned, and healthier. Have you thought about raw?
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