First Heat and Disinterested in Food - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
shasenmiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: United States, Iowa
Posts: 1
First Heat and Disinterested in Food

We have a 10 month old GSD and she just started her first heat 2 days ago. She isnt eating much and now looks very skinny. We are starting to see her ribs and hips. Is it normal for them to lose their appetite with their heat cycles? Any advice on what we can do?
shasenmiller is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 11:11 AM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,404
My dogs never did, but it may be normal for her. Will she eat a piece of roast beef? liver? chicken? (not any dog food but 'people' food).

If she's not eating the above, I think I would head to the vet to see if something else is going on.

If she WILL eat yummy stuff, I'd just treat her as a picky eater to get her back into eating.. have you seen this ---> Pup doesn't want to eat (picky eater?)


***

MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus


"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Member
 
nicky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northwest
Posts: 79
My dog had her 1st heat a month ago and that was the first thing I noticed about it. She never had a problem eating but for the first 5 days when coming in she hardly ate. She sure did pee a lot though!

Luckily, there are all kinds of threads around here about the heat cycle and gave me some piece of mind that her "symptoms" were normal.
nicky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome