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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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1yo changed eating behaviors

My 1 year old GSD has always loved food, we've had to slow him down from eating so fast. Recently he has lost interest in eating & might have a bite or two here & there if we leave it out. We've been on his food for 6+ months & our vet told us to try weaning him onto a different type. Same thing, no interest. He loves treats, bully sticks, bones, etc & still has as much energy as ever. I don't know what to do.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 01:22 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much unless he starts losing weight, as long as he stays active and alert and playful. How long has it been since he's seen a vet?

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

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He was at the vet for a full exam about 2 months ago. He has EPI tho so we go to the vet every two weeks for b12 shots. Yesterday he ended up eating his full amount of food but he just picked at it all day & finished at like 10pm. I'm not sure what would change his eating behavior like that.
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My dog varies her food intake according to some mysterious signals I have no insight into. Most days she consumes 6-7 cups; but last week for some reason she decided that 3 cups a day was good. And no matter what her appetite is, she always grabs a mouthful of kibble and walks to another location (Not always the same) drops the food, and them eats the kibbles one by one. It's her way, so I let her alone.
As long as your dog is acting normally and not losing weight, I wouldn't worry about it at all. You'll no doubt have other issues/behaviors that crop up that will require your attention 😉

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What food is he on?

Are you in USA?

Are you giving Enzyme supplements for the EPI? What brand?

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