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Old 12-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have been having problems with our 4month puppy to eat any type of dog food. We have tried many different brands..dry and canned. No luck. Will they eat if hungry enough? I am worried about him!


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Old 12-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes he will eat eventually. The more you try to cater to him the worse it will get. Good luck

PS I did this with my Jaxon
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pick one food and stick with it. Put it down for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night. Remove it after those 20 minutes. He will eventually catch on that he has to eat when fed. Do not add to it, do not hand feed him. Just put it down and walk away.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We went through this with Duke. Your puppy is probably teething and in discomfort. It would take Duke 15-45 min to finish his food but now he finishes it in 5 minutes flat! lol Don't worry too much. He'll eat when he's hungry enough.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wish I knew to not cater to it! My puppy now will only eat kibbles with some canned mixed in, a touch of greek yogurt, and off a plate. No bowls.

Ahhhh well, as long as he eats I'm happy!

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the tips. I will try to be strong. :-)


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Old 12-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Good luck in staying strong LOL! I went through that phase with Leila. She must've gone through at least 5 different brands because it worried me that she wasn't excited during mealtimes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I went through that with my first boxer, until I learned better on this forum! Now every dog I've had since then does the happy dance at feeding time. Either eat or starve is my motto. The next meal is 12 hours away. No one goes hungry here!

FYI: during the hunger strike period (which may last 3 days, btw), don't give any treats, which may stave off the hunger and prolong the hunger strike.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Good new! Archie ate last night and actually whined for his food this morning! Woo Hoo! Thank you EVERYONE!


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A pup has never starved next to a bowl full of food. They will EAT!
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