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Picky eater?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by RoxysMomma, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. RoxysMomma

    RoxysMomma Puppy

    My 10 wk. old puppy had been eating Wellness for puppies for about 5 days just fine until yesterday morning I noticed she barely touched her food. Later in the day I tried feeding her again and she only took a few bites and walked away. I tried mixing the dry food with a little bit of the Wellness wet food and she ate a little bit more but not nearly as much as normal. I noticed she seemed playful but just a little more tired than usual. Today went the same way, until I put all wet food in her bowl. She ate it up like it was her last meal! After finishing the whole can she still seemed like she wanted more, so I attempted the dry food again and she just sniffed it and walked away. At first I was starting to worry, thinking she may be sick but now I'm wondering if she just doesn't like dry food anymore? I'd really prefer to feed her only dry. Any opinions on what to do? The wet food is a bit too expensive and I believe the dry food may be better for her teeth. Any opinions on what to do? Sorry for the long post...I tend to ramble on sometimes :)
  2. blossomgervais

    blossomgervais Little Dog

    I agree with you on the dry food I like to feed my dogs dry but they do get human food from time to time(naughty naughty)human food though can create a "picky eater"if you feed your pup her food give her say 15 min then remove her food do this 3 times a day absolutely no treats or other food she will come around dogs don't usually starve themselves.
  3. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I agree.

    When you feed her leave her food down for 10 to 15 minutes and then pick it up. Do NOT give her anything in between meals. She will not strave herself. She is just holding out of the good stuff. ;)
  4. RoxysMomma

    RoxysMomma Puppy

    Thanks guys..I'll try the tough love :) I was just worried that she's not eating enough, since she went from eating her whole bowl of food each time to about only a quarter of it, if that. And to make it worse she's been laying around looking really sad :(
  5. RoxysMomma

    RoxysMomma Puppy

    Okay, so just an update...Roxy has started eating normally again! :) I decided to try giving her Royal Canin for puppies (which she was eating before Wellness) and she went back to eating normal again. I guess she didn't like something about the Wellness. Thanks again for the advice.
  6. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Thanks for the update. :)

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