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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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2 year old pedigree german shepard not eating

Hello Forum Friends!

My sister added a new edition to our family, named KOBE.

He's a great, spirited and welcomed addition to the family.

I'm worried about KOBE because he's not eating or he's not very interested in eating the food (FROMM) my brother-in-law is feeding him. He's also lays around more, opting to rest.

Is this normal?

My brother-in-law believes it is.

I also wonder if I can suggest that my sister feed KOBE a variety of food?

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Welcome! It may just be that Kobe is adjusting to his new life. A wise person told me that a dog will not starve himself. I would be patient.. Enjoy

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How old is he, what is his activity level, and how much is he being fed, and how much is he eating from what is offered to him?

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How long exactly have you had him? Did he suddenly stop eating and become lethargic, or is this just an observation from the time you have had him?

Some dogs are more sensitive to foods being switched up. I bounce back and forth between different flavors of the same brand with Titan because he isn't sensitive to the switch. Some dogs will get diarrhea and upset tummies constantly switching. In the end there is really no NEED to switch foods constantly if he is enjoying the food he has.

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when a dog is stressed they loose interest in eating. I suspect when Kobe feels safe and gets hungrier he'll eat.

My Pup sometimes skips a meal. After awhile, 15 minutes to 30, I pick up what he hasn't eaten and put it aside for his next meal. We did discover that my dog doesn't like the taste of metal so I changed his bowl. Also, since our dry kibble is made of small pieces he doesn't really chew them much. That has got to be tough to swallow down after awhile. So we add a nice glop of canned dog food and moisten it up a bit.

I am sure some folks will recommend feeding raw food. I'm not terribly experience with that but I know, hungry or not, my dog LOVES a raw chicken thigh.

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When dogs are stressed they aren't as interested in food. Some say just wait and the dog will eat when it's ready but I'm not above bribing them. Try some boiled chicken and rice. If she eats that then mix a little of her regular food in a little at a time and back off the chicken and rice until she is eating her regular food alone. The chicken and rice is easy on the stomach and tasty too so if that gets her to eat it is likely stress. If she won't eat that I would do a vet visit just to see if there is anything else causing her not to eat - bad tooth, infection, etc.

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what was he eating before?

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