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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
He probably doesn't like eating alone. Before going to their new homes, eating was a social affair, having to compete against littermates to get their portion. Once the social aspect and the competition aspect is taken away, some pups loose interest in eating. Happens to adult dogs also. When my older dog passed, my younger dog became an incredibly picky eater - turns out that the competition aspect of "I'll eat everything I'm given, because I don't want Keeta to eat it instead" mentality was his motivation for eating with gusto (not that I allowed the older dog to take his, meals, I fed them separately and supervised, but to him, her presence still had an effect). I had to go to feeding him once a day as opposed to twice a day, to discourage pickiness - figured he'll eat if he's hungry. Of course, with a little pup. you'll have to stick to two or three feedings a day until they are older.
For now, if you want to make sure Jax is getting enough, stay with him, or even hand feed if that is what it takes. Gradually get him used to eating on his own, or he might just start eating on his own once he is more settled in. Some breeders will start feeding pups in crates separately before they go to their new homes to get them used to eating alone. Just one less things for the puppies to have to deal with.
If pup is on the same food and was eating well at the breeders, then it is probably just an adjustment he'll have to make.
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Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015