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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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11 week old puppy wont eat

I picked up my puppy (Alessandro) on 4-23-10. He turned 10 weeks old on the 24th. My concern over the weekend was that I could only get him to eat about 2 cups of food over the entire weekend.

The following Monday I took him to the vet to have him checked over and talked to her about my concern and she said it could be just the transition to his new home and dealing with the change in food and anxiety from being away from the parents he had been kept with.

After the weeks progression I am still only able to get him to eat maybe around a cup of food every two to three days. Ive now tried mixing the dry food with wet food from the vet to see if he would eat more, but there isn't a difference.

Has anyone else had similar problems related to "anxiety" in a dog not eating very much?

They told me he was a little underweight when I had him at the vet on the 23rd. Said he weighed in a 22.8lbs...they said they could do some xrays to see if he had esophagus problems. Then she proceded to tell me that when he gets hungry he will eat.

Should I go to a different vet? Or should I just let him come out of his shell as the first vet suggested?

-A concerned mommy
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What kind of kibble are you feeding him?

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Is that what the breeder had him on? Maybe soak some of it and see if he'll eat that way for a few meals.

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HMMMM... That's the same thing that happened to my pup; she looked super skinny; at first it took about 1 1/2 weeks to get her eating right.... now she's fine; I say give it time! and yes; wetting the food helped... a lot
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The vet was feeding him Purina puppy chow mixed with moist and meaty (cheeseburger)

No wonder he wont eat the Royal Canin i bought him
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Buy some of what he was eating, and mix it with the stuff you WANT him to eat. Gradually increase the good food and decrease the other.

GSD's can just be picky eaters and (for me) it's not worth waiting them out when I can just add a bit of what THEY want to get them to eat what I want. Compromise works in all parts of life!




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23 lbs at 10 weeks is not really underweight. Cash is 12 weeks now and weighs 28 lbs. He weighed that at 10 weeks and everything checked out well with him. I've also paid attention to other people's posts on here about weight and that is right in line with where he should be.

Cash ate like that his first week and a half home. Now he is always wanting to eat. Give it a few weeks.
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My puppy is doing the exact same thing. After having Golden Retrievers who LIVE TO EAT, it's so unusual for me to have a dog that could care less about food!! I've had him home now for one week and he eats maybe one cup a day if that. He just isn't that interested. I did take him to the vet for a slight bacteria problem in his stool, so that could also had contributed to his lack of appetite.
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How was his fecal?





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