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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Very Picky Female GSD

Hi, guys. I'm new to this forum.

I have a soon to be 12 month old female GSD, who's weight I'm concerned about. She is a very athletic, high energy driven dog who loves to play! The problem is, she doesn't like to eat, it's an epic battle and constant struggle to get her to eat.

Currently she is feed 1 1/2 cups twice a day of Instinct Limited Ingredient with green tripe mixed in, on a good day she may eat half of her totally days worth of food.

I've attached some recent pictures of her and was hoping for some insight on if she needs to put on weight or if she looks okay. The ones at the park are from a month ago, the ones inside are from today.

Also, any tricks that would encourage her to want to eat ( right now she would rather play than eat food)


On a side note, will her coat change much more?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017, 07:29 PM
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she's lovely and looks perfect to me! My husky was a picky eater. She would routinely skip meals or just nibble. I just learned not to worry as she was healthy and would eat when she was hungry. Only thing I could suggest as your post mentioned that she was more interested in playing, was that I noticed in one photo there was another dog. If you do have 2 dogs and aren't already doing so, try feeding them separately.

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https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...p-changin.html


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It's difficult to be 100% sure from the pictures, but I can't see any of her ribs, and she doesn't look fat either, so I'd say she's fine. You can always ask your vet to be sure.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2017, 08:00 AM
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She looks perfect, and your problem is you are trying to get her to eat. Dogs don't need to be helped in eating unless they are sick.
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