Hi all GSD lovers out there,
I'm just posting here in case someone else has had the same issue.
My 7 month old GSD is not food oriented at all. More than that, he has little interest in food at all. For the last few months I've been struggling with him not eating. I tried changing foods, changing activity, changing food times, everything I could think of. After he turned 6 months he simply wasn't very interested in eating. He would est 2-3 cups of food a day, equivalent to about half of what the kibble bag recommended. When I brought him to the vet for a checkup, the vet agreed he was under weight. Although he was growing, he wasn't eating as much as he should be.
I have started adding coconut oil (or olive oil when I run out) to his food, and he has started eating much more. He still isn't one to run to the food bowl, and he often leaves some for later, but I am confident he is getting enough calories each day.
And bonus, it's great for his coat!
Has anyone else had similar issues?
-- Ruth and 7 month old, 68lb Sitka
Technically speaking, 68 lbs for a seven month old GSD is not underweight. How much, and what kind of exercise/training program is your dog on?
What if anything did your Vet suggest?
Before anyone can offer good advice you need to provide better information.
Having said that, you can try picking up some (beef) trimmings from your local grocery store or butcher......usually free, they throw the trimmings out
Cut them into small pieces and fry them up crispy.
Add a small amount of the oil/grease along with the crispy trimmings to your dogs kibble.
Start with small amounts… and build it up to avoid diarrhea.
Not an ideal diet
, but some dogs are hard keepers, all dogs like people are individuals.
The Difference- between people and animals? People can choose what they eat, how much they eat, exercise etc.
Animals rely on their owner(s) to meet or exceed their needs.
A Dogs sense of smell is greater than their sense of taste, and dogs are Carnivores. They prefer meat
Try it, you have nothing to lose and your dog will enjoy it.