Hi! I am new to this. I have never owned a dog before.
I have a 4 month old Pom puppy-female. She is energetic very affectionate and outgoing. For the last 5 days she has seemed to have lost her appetite. She was eating regularly 3x a day on a schedule. Now, she will not eat her first meal until 11am and will not eat again until about 8 or 9pm. She has always slept a lot when she first came home at 8wks but now she tends to sleep ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT. She has had her shots and worming and I am giving her vitacal. Her food is Nutro Natural Choice, Lamb and Rice for puppies. Should I take her to the vet or is she bored with her food by now? Please help, I am starting to worry. Thanks!
Most dogs go to eating 2 meals a day at around that time. A lot of their major growing is getting done, especially in small dogs, so they're not burning quite so much energy. Your dog may just be telling you it's time to swap her to a 2x a day feeding schedule.
If your dog is constantly acting listless and lethargic with no periods of excitement/energy at all, I'd say you should take her to the vet. But if she's sleeping a lot in between periods of normal play, then I wouldn't worry about it at all.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
By 4 months she can come down to two meals a day, morning and evening. As for the sleeping, If you really feel she is acting out of the ordinary don't hesitate to take her to the vet. She could just be starting a growth spurt, so her body is resting up.