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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2006, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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hi, my little boy Alfie as stopped eating his food, he's only 6 months old, has anybody else got the same problem? could it be the weather?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2006, 04:07 PM
 
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is he not eating at all? or just not as much.
at the kennel i work at, since its so hot the dogs dont eat nearly as much. if you think its heat you can get some science diet W/D and mix in their food. they love it, but it has no nutritional value. its just to flavor it where they well eat it. and trust me... they will eat it! i think you can only get that at a vets office though.
does he has runny poop, is he constipated? any vomit?
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My last foster dog,Silvan was like this.She hardly ate and it was a hassle.She wouldn't eat it with canned food either.Try putting warm water in his dry food,this is what I tried and she started eating.Silvan only liked her food mixed with water,very strange.Maybe your dog is bored with the food he has,or maybe it is the heat.Make sure he is drinking plenty of water and is hydrated.




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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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hi and thank you funnily enough he has eaten all his food tonight, typical male i think ha ha!!
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If it ever happens again you can also try to baby food - a meat flavored one.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 12:27 PM
 
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If it ever happens again you can also try to baby food - a meat flavored one.
I used chicken baby food when Elvis was tiny & would not eat. I also put warm water on his dry food & he liked it that way also.

Maybe your baby is teething? Elvis refused to eat when he was teething cause I think it was painful to eat hard food.

If the pup is teething, give him lots of chew toys. A small wet washcloth, rolled up & frozen is a great chew toy for a dog with mouth pain.

Glad the puppy is eating now.
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ditto the water suggestion. Ein was a fussy eater when he was a baby, and adding water to his food helped.

Ein was like Elvis, when he was teething, his mouth was sore and he didn't want to eat. Adding water helped.
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