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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2018, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Eat problem

Hello guys!
I have a problem with my litle girl kyara (GSP 6 months).
She never want to eat!
I already changed food a few times but she never want the foods.
She just eat if i put the food on my own hand and gave it on her mouth.
What may I do?
She is so energic and is very happy... so i think she does not has any healt problem...
The veterinary said me to put the food just for 30 minutes, and if she does not eat i remove. On the next meal i do again the same.
But i cant resiste watching her without food.
What do you recomend guys?
Its my first pet/dog!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2018, 10:11 PM
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I think you could either keep hand feeding her since she does eat that way or take your vet's advice. If you do that, she may not eat for 3 days or so, but she isn't going to starve herself. It is going to be harder on you than her to wait her out. If for some reason she doesn't like her food bowl, you may want to try putting her food in a dish that you use.
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Only giving her food by hand has become the way she now expects to be fed.
The unintended consequence of repeatedly doing it that way.
As stated before it would be against her own nature to starve herself.
It is our nature to make sure we provide our dog the nutrition she needs.
If not we feel the need to do something about it.
There were times I was tempted to do the same with my dog.(This forum helped me work through that!)
I would choose a good quality food and stick to it.
Changing the food often, keeps her from establishing a routine that she knows what to expect.
You can turn it around!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 11:23 AM
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My pup doesn't care to eat in the mornings. Sometimes I leave her food out, sometimes I'll pick it up for 2hrs and gice it back and then she's hungry

Tough love. Put food down and let pupy graze, or leave out for 15mins and pick up and put out an hr later
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 11:55 AM
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I'm trying to remember where I read this, but it made sense to me at the time:

1. Place the normal amount of food down for the dog.
2. After 15 minutes, pick up whatever is left.
3. If anything is left, feed the dog half of what you fed last time for the next meal.
4. Next meal: After 15 minutes, pick up whatever is left.
5. If anything is left, feed the dog half of what you fed last time the next meal. If all the food is gone and she eats it within 5 minutes, increase the amount by half the next meal (until you're back to the normal amount).
6. Rinse repeat.

She's going to end up feeling pretty hungry at some point, and that's fine. The point you're trying to get across is that the amount of food available decreases if she doesn't eat all of her food.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Guys thanks for the help.
She is now eating. after 1 week puting food and removing after 30 minuts
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