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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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7 week old puppy no appetite

got a puppy recently shes 7 weeks old but she only pics at her food hardly eats ive tried a blan diet as well ( chicken and rice and she ate that last night but my mom tried to make it for her today and she back to picking at it any suggestions on how i can get her eating better

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 07:13 PM
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What was the breeder feeding her? If you've changed what she's used to, I suggest you go back to her original diet.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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i got the same dog food she was feeding her but she doesnt want it

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Purina puppy chow and she doesnt really like anything we give her i dont get paid till next thursday so im trying to figure out the best way to get this dog to eat a full meal

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 07:38 PM
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Try soaking a small amount of her kibble in warm water. She may just be distressed by a new place, or some puppies have some discomfort in their mouths from the switch to dry kibble. Soaking not only softens it but creates a stronger scent which may perk up her appetite.
Also try to feed small frequent meals.
Other then that, monitor water intake and If she stops drinking get her to a vet immediately. She is prime age for Parvo.
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You can try adding goats milk (not cow) , or a little bit of canned dog food if nothing works. Good to have your pup checked out the vet to check for worms etc.


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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took pup to vet she has parvo
and worms

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 03:08 PM
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Is the vet keeping her ? ....parvo is not a death sentence like it once was...nowadays I believe it's intravenous fluids and monitor the pup....I'm also guessing that between parvo and worms she's likely very weak......have you contacted the breeder ?...it's likely all the pups have it....
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Sorry to hear pup has parvo Definitely let the breeder know. I see you have other dogs at home. Are they older and vaccinated against parvo?

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So for future reference and readers: Anytime a puppy under 4 months goes off it's food a vet needs to be called. If they stop drinking they need to see a vet immediately. Parvo risks vary from area to area, but it is still the number one virus of concern in puppies.
The sooner you get treatment, the better the odds. It isn't the virus that kills them it's the dehydration it causes.

OP, hope your pup recovers quickly. Let us know.
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