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08-07-2014 10:43 PM
CoraGirl Oh, one more thing. My girl doesn't like stale food, so we had to get an air tight container to put her food in.
08-07-2014 10:40 PM
CoraGirl At around 4 months my girl started to not eat her food. I did some research and found that if you allow your dog to be picky about what they eat they will hold out until you cave and feed them something "yummy". Cora went 3 days before she decided she was hungry enough to eat. I also knew there wasn't anything medically wrong with her. A healthy dog wont starve themselves She is now 1 and stills tries to be picky but if she doesn't eat than she doesn't get fed until her next meal. On weekends her routine is messed up, bc we sleep in, and she usually wont eat breakfast.

My advice, be more stubborn than him and wait him out, and stick with a food of your choice. Don't let those cute puppy eyes and ears get ya!
08-07-2014 02:23 PM
Olathe Update.

Well his eating didn't last too long after my last update. He went 3 days without eating after that (he nibbled a few times) - he even turned away boiled chicken. We brought him to the Vet and we got the all clear! His poop was fine, and she said his weight was fine and he looked really good. It turned out he was teething and he lost all of his canines the following day (bloody dog toys all over the place!). After that his appetite came back. He is quite the picky eater though! We ended up switching him to Wellness CORE and he loves it. (Yay!) Gobbles it right up! I also found a canned food he enjoys too. Since he's been eating more he has a lot more energy and is an all around happy guy!

Thanks for all of the advice guys/gals!
07-11-2014 11:37 AM
Olathe
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Originally Posted by Mister C View Post
Booyah!

Success! He ate all of his meals yesterday, and breakfast this morning!
07-10-2014 08:59 PM
mydogs I just switched to 2 meals a day for my 13 week old. She's not a big eater her schedule was ridiculous lol. So it's breakfast 8 am dinner 5 and another half cup around 8-9pm. I just couldn't keep a schedule because if she skipped a meal like lunch I would try again around 2pm barely ate. If she skips breakfast do I let her hold out til dinner?? Maybe do training with her food around lunch?


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07-10-2014 07:14 PM
Mister C
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Originally Posted by Olathe View Post
I haven't been leaving his bowl on the floor today since it was suggested earlier, and he has actually EATEN an entire bowl of food just now after I put his bowl down!
Booyah!

07-10-2014 07:13 PM
Olathe
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Originally Posted by sehrgutcsg View Post
Seems to me what I remember about Giardia is there's a green tint to the stool. It's a waterborne contaminant, it's not all that serious to where you need to rush the dog to the vet. They have to send out a stool sample and it needs to be fresh. I think that Coccidia is most definitely more severe than giardia but your dog would be on the thin side.

Most likely if the dog is cutting new teeth it could be causing pain - try giving the dog some ice cubes and see if that helps sooth the pain - feel around inside the mouth on the gums, you will be able to feel new teeth coming in.
When a dog is not eating it's absolutely crucial that there's always freshwater there for him! This too shall pass.

SGCSG
Okay, thanks. Our other puppy actually had Coccidia when we brought him home from the breeders, but after a round of antibiotics he was fine. I'll keep you guys posted after his appointment on Saturday.
07-10-2014 06:50 PM
sehrgutcsg Seems to me what I remember about Giardia is there's a green tint to the stool. It's a waterborne contaminant, it's not all that serious to where you need to rush the dog to the vet. They have to send out a stool sample and it needs to be fresh. I think that Coccidia is most definitely more severe than giardia but your dog would be on the thin side.

Most likely if the dog is cutting new teeth it could be causing pain - try giving the dog some ice cubes and see if that helps sooth the pain - feel around inside the mouth on the gums, you will be able to feel new teeth coming in.
When a dog is not eating it's absolutely crucial that there's always freshwater there for him! This too shall pass.

SGCSG
07-10-2014 06:47 PM
Olathe I haven't been leaving his bowl on the floor today since it was suggested earlier, and he has actually EATEN an entire bowl of food just now after I put his bowl down!
07-10-2014 06:29 PM
Olathe
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Originally Posted by sehrgutcsg View Post
Your dog thinks he's eating at: Burger King and is getting it. "His Way."

Pretty soon it will be: Halibut from Alaska, Kobe Beef and Free Range Chicken.

Your food bill with be 8 times the current amount if you give in now. If he has Giardia, he needs medical attention..

SGCSG
Wouldn't he have loose stools if he had Giardia?

We'll bring a stool sample to the Vet on Saturday. Do you think that's too long to wait?
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