I have a 13 week old puppy that loves to terrorize my beagle. They play all day. The problem is she doesn't want to eat. I don't want her to get sick. She's a 5 lbs Maltipoo. Any one have any suggestions?
I'm no expert and very new here, but I've recently gotten a 6 week old min pin, now 7 1/2 weeks. But it seems to me that he doesn't care for dry food, so I have to mix can food in with his dry food. I don't know what you offer him, but maybe this little bit of info. can come in useful for you.
Mia doesn't like dry either. I mix dry under the canned food. I noticed she eats about 2:00. Yesturday was her first day on her own. I took 2 weeks off to bond with her. She picked at her food till about 7: 00 . Than she ate her full serving. When my husband came home from work (2nd) at about 10:30 she ate another serving. I'll see how she does today.
I think I'm having the same problem you are! Well partially... Harley wasn't eating his food instead he was eating the rottweiler's food, which is very big and hard (Kibbles). He's been turning his nose up at his own food and going straight for the rotty's. I didn't like that idea so I started moving Ninja's (the rotty) food in his bedroom to keep the puppy away from it, but he's still been finding peices in the carpet and eating them and getting choked and puke it back up at times. Now he won't eat his dry food at all.. so the only thing that leaves him is can food. I don't really know what to do now because I don't want him just to eat can food. I think it gives them gas and dirahhea (sp.)
Picky eaters are made. Not born. By giving into canned food only you are making the situation worse. Canned food is also not as good on the teeth.
Pick a decent quality kibble, put it down for 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a day dependign upon age, and if it isn't eaten put it away till the next feeding time. By coddling you will get a pickier and picker dog as you have already found. If other pets eatign food is a problem feed in the crate.
May take a few days to get it, but the dog won't intentionally starve itself. It has self preservation insincts.
***Edited By: MafiaPrincess on 9/8/2005 8:42:38 PM*** Reason: add
I was wonering though, since he is only 7 weeks old if the dry food is too hard for him at this point. It is called Puppy Bites and is for puppies, but the pet store owner told me to mix with water until he is ready for it? He doesn't have all his teeth yet, that's why I was mixing it with can food. Any suggestions?
I lost a puppy to Parvo last year and it's very scary when you get another puppy in the house, especially when they won't eat. I only had the dog in the house for 1 day and I always carried her.
The breeder had her on wet and dry food. I don't want to change her diet till she has had all her shots. If her stool change I'm going to think she's sick. I noticed Mia likes to eat after 3:00 p.m. When I get home from work.
our rott had the same problem play play play what i do is when i get up at 7 i let her out then i give here her food and i sit there with her, not playing with her just sitting next to her dish puppies get easily distracted so i make sure nothing is going on when she is eating so she can focus after a few weeks of feeding her at the same time and sitting there , she eats when i put the food down and i dont have to sit there.
My beagle (Ginger) distracts her alot. Yesturday when I got home from work I kept Ginger outside and put Mia's bowl of food down and just sat there with her. I put all her toys away also. She ate some food them went to the back door to go outside. I'm going to try it again today. I noticed that she's like to eat after it cools down and she's played for a while outside. My beagle won't eat in the morning either. She like to eat at night also.
When I was a kid I would rather play than eat too.
That is why my mother would call us inside at dinner time. If you have to separate them for a little while a couple times a day in order to get their attention and do what they need to be doing, than that is what needs to be done.
Every dog and child is different you need to figure out how they respond, and work with that.
Boil some chicken liver and dice it up in his food - I guarantee he would rather eat than play! Angel was a picky eater for most of her 2 years - since I started adding a little bit of chicken liver in her food, she can't eat it fast enough! She will stand at the stove while it's cooking barking her head off!
I live with my mother-in-law so she's the "grandma" and as we all know granny's are the one's who spoil the grandbaby's. Well I try to set certain rules in the house for Harley and make sure he only eats HIS food, but she keeps going behind my back and giving him fatty foods. She went to KFC today and bought him his own plate of popcorn chicken!! I asked her not to do that and told her what was going on with him, but I can't seem to get her to understand the whole discipline, obedience, and training thing. And since I'm trying to litterbox train him (while i'm at work she is watching him) she watches him use the b.r. on the sofa or floor and get up and clean it up. She won't let him know what he did was bad or even show him the litterbox or anything!!!! I think it's really confusing him and making him want to be with her all the time.