I am sorry if this topic is else where..I was unable to locate it as i looked through the numerous threads. I have a GSD named, Daisy, of unknown age/background. She is mid/older adult though. Some one dropped her off down the road and she found her way to my home. She came to me thin thin thin and my intention was to get her healthy then find her a good home...she is a great companion. I have 2 english mastiffs, 2 rat terriers and 2 mutts as it is. I have had her not quite a year now and she still looks the same. You can still see every bone in her body...her ribs, spine processes and hips severly. She has free access to food for 8-12 hrs aday which she does not touch. She will not eat unless I or my fiance stand right next to her. And when we do she eats so fast and seems like FOREVER (like she had not eaten in days...which she may not have). I have 2 outside dogs (the mutts also rescued) with her and if they just walk in her general direction, not even showing any interest in going to her food, she will quit eating and walk away. We have to continue to encourage her to eat. She'll then go right back to eating as fast as she can for as long as we will stand there. She has been to the vet and has been on reg meds for intestinal worms. She came spayed. I really dont know what else to do for her. We really try to sit with here everynight for her to eat but she eats for so long and so fast that it cant be healthy...I wouldnt doubt it if she later throw it all up because she still doesnt gain but a little weight. Then if there are some busy nights and we cant sit with her then she just doesnt eat and looses the weight again. She is not excessivly submissive towards the other dogs during anyother time except when it comes to the food. Please help me help her. We have tried different types of food she is not picky she'll eat anything....no matter what it is she just wont eat unless we are there. We have also tried feeding her seperately, that doesnt work either. Thanks for your help.