10 wk old GSD puppy won't eat??
Sorry if this question has already been addressed somewhere else. I'm new and am hoping someone will be able to offer me a bit of good advice.
I adopted a German Shepherd pup about a week ago. He's now 10 weeks old. Since we got him, he hasn't had much of an appetite. He'll eat about half a cup of food, and then be done with it. Thing is, he'll only eat it that one time... I have to rotate foods every day to get him to eat anything. On top of that, he won't eat it out of the dish, I have to hand feed him.
I work as a vet tech, so I'm not a completely oblivious owner. I'm just at a loss, to be honest. My boss, who is a veterinarian, told me to keep rotating food until we find something that he'll eat more than once. But I hate to do that because of diarrhea, not to mention how much money I'm wasting on food. We're waiting for a fecal sample to come back to ensure he doesn't have any intestinal parasites.
He was infested with seed ticks when we got him; he had over 100 on him, which the breeder neglected to inform me. (I didn't realize until the day after we adopted him) So I was thinking that had something to do with the loss of appetite, but it's been 3 days since we ridded him of the ticks.
If anyone can offer any advice, I'd appreciate it. I've gone through 6 different types of canned food - he likes all of them, but will only eat it one time.
Thanks in advance.