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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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6 Month Old GSD Won't Eat Enough

Hey everyone. I have a 6 month old German Shepherd. I have noticed that she's a picky eater, but yesterday I brought her to the vet and he said she looked skinny and should eat more. I've heard that GSD's can be picky eaters by nature. Anyhow, I've tried mixing her food with pumpkin mix, didn't work. I'm getting pretty paranoid. I just put her in her crate with her food, hopefully she'll eat it then.

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What are you feeding her?

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Re: 6 Month Old GSD Won't Eat Enough

How much is she currently eating and what is she eating? Can you see/feel her ribs? Do you have a pic?

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I'm feeding her nutro natural choice for large breed puppies. She eats when she wants to, really. She ate yesterday morning, but we added stuff to it. Didn't eat for the rest of the day and didn't eat today until we added stuff to it. Honestly, I don't think she's dangerously skinny, but she is skinny. She certainly doesn't act sickly. Nonetheless, my vet had me worried.

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I want to reiterate that she's always been a picky eater, my vet just kinda got me worried.
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Re: 6 Month Old GSD Won't Eat Enough

Maybe she's no longer enjoying that food? IMHO she should be eating more than one meal a day.

Have you tried something else...like plain yogurt mixed in the food?

Has she always beeon on this food?


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Originally Posted By: aubieMaybe she's no longer enjoying that food? IMHO she should be eating more than one meal a day.

Have you tried something else...like plain yogurt mixed in the food?

Has she always beeon on this food?
We actually just switched to this food recently because we thought she might like it better. She liked it a lot at first...then got bored of it it would seem.

Yogurt huh?
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Re: 6 Month Old GSD Won't Eat Enough

I would be careful with Nutro. From what I understand, they do not use human quality meat in their formulas. She may be reacting to some of the ingredients.

My girl is a fussy eater too. But she will always eat when I add Wellness canned food.

I have yet to find an animal that will not eat Wellness. My cats love it too.

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I'd think she's prob not liking the food much anymore. Let the fun food swapping begin!

I add not quite a tablespoon to the puppers food. My shep mix Dunc never eats breakfast, but by adding a little bit of plain, lowfat yogurt he's begun eating two regular meals a day.


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Re: 6 Month Old GSD Won't Eat Enough

do you have any pics of her standing up? its hard to say from that pic, but she does not look too skinny to me. imo, too many vets seem ok with a "meaty" looking dog. a gsd should be lean.

i agree, too, that it may just be the food. there are tons of choices out there. trial and error. alot of stores have cheap or free samples bags to try.

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