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I am having the same exact issue with Donner, our 12 week old GSD. He LOVES his soft and chewy treats; but I've been feeding Blue Buffalo Wilderness for Puppies and he really doesn't eat it until he has to. We started adding a little bit from a can of Nutra lamb or beef puppy formula and it is only marginally better. After reading this, gonna try some good ole cheap alpo for an additive to see if that's better. Cat food is ok for a puppy? Thanks, John
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I started mixing in some chopped up (cooked) chicken, and also a little water into her dry kibble, and my puppy is eating better. She is underweight so I felt like I HAD to do something! I think she is starting to teethe so the water helps with the dry kibble.

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I started mixing in some chopped up (cooked) chicken, and also a little water into her dry kibble, and my puppy is eating better. She is underweight so I felt like I HAD to do something! I think she is starting to teethe so the water helps with the dry kibble.
Yea i know how you feel about having to do something. I have a picky eater as well and he has been picky since i got him. I recently told myself that he wouldn't starve to death and that he'd eat but i felt like he was starting to prove me wrong after he only ate 1 cup of kibble in 2 days.. i know im awful... but i gave in and gave him eggs, cooked chicken or beef broth in his next several feeds.. sigh lol
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Kona has finally started eating her kibble on a semi-regular basis without any additives. Most days she eats the full recommended daily amount. Love progress.


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thank you for this post! If one more person asks me if he's a rescue because he is so skinny I may go postal!! Rocky is 7 mo and 60 lbs which is just 2 lbs off but his ribs show. Healthey otherwise. Vet calls him a gangly boy lol. I went to Natural balance which is rated at 4 star and started added a small amt of wet w/water to make a gravy. I feed him in his crate but right now he is crying wanting out to PLAY!!!!! Thats more fun.

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I'm reading all these posts with interest because am getting worried about our 13 week old Kobe. He was eating really well until recently and then suddenly went off his kibble; I added some tuna in and he loved it for about a week and today he hasn't touched any food at all. It has been fairly hot here recently (90-100 degrees every day) which may not be helping but I just don't know what to try next as I want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients he needs. Any advice please!!!
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I'm reading all these posts with interest because am getting worried about our 13 week old Kobe. He was eating really well until recently and then suddenly went off his kibble; I added some tuna in and he loved it for about a week and today he hasn't touched any food at all. It has been fairly hot here recently (90-100 degrees every day) which may not be helping but I just don't know what to try next as I want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients he needs. Any advice please!!!
What type of food are you feeding him?
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I'm reading all these posts with interest because am getting worried about our 13 week old Kobe. He was eating really well until recently and then suddenly went off his kibble; I added some tuna in and he loved it for about a week and today he hasn't touched any food at all. It has been fairly hot here recently (90-100 degrees every day) which may not be helping but I just don't know what to try next as I want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients he needs. Any advice please!!!
If your pup is still eating stuff like cheese, liver, chicken, whatever and just not it's meal, you probably have a picky eater. If you go back 3 or 4 pages in this very thread you'll see tons of options that have worked for other people.

IF your pup is really not eating anything, you need to get to the vet cause there is possibly something wrong and you can't wait long with a young puppy.




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If your puppy is picky as eater and has been vet cleared as healthy.....then you are feeding too much and too often. The dog is not hungry when the food gets delivered or has access to food ongoing....both of these things will reinforce a picky eater.
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