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Went to fetch Milla yesterday. She is eating and drinking well. She cried a lot last night so we made a bed in the kitchen and slept next to her. Later we left her and ignored the crying, she stopped crying after an hour. She is basically half way house trained, today she went and did her thing all on her own, outside.



 

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Well isn't she just the little cutie!
Be careful with that rawhide bone.  Rawhide is not good for dogs to swallow.  It can get bound up in their intestines and cause all kinds of trouble.
 

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She is so sweet, welcome home Milla.  I agree with the rawhide, I would try some natural chews but she may be a bit young yet.
 

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Oh my goodness, look at that little egghead..She is adorable!!! Congrats on getting her home....Ditto what Zhanna said about rawhide, I would stick with Nylabone or something like that....More pics please  :)
 

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What a little cutie with such a bright little face, welcome home Milla. We don't do rawhide either, too scared of a bowel obstruction but Blitzen already loves Donners "prechewed" raw beef bones. Keeps her teeth off the furniture :lol:
 

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OHHHHHH she is a cutie!!!! Does she have a natural tail? My Chance has the natural tail.....boy those tails are brutal when they get bigger....lol he gave my oldest son a black eye from smacking him in the face with it.....hubby says he sees now why they crop them  lol
 

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Thanx for all the nice comments. Yes, she has her natural tail, the breeder said she doesn't want to dock them, I was fine with that. I have no Idea what kinda chewies are safe for her. I thought those that I bought were nylabones. She is not denting it though, I will take it away asap. She is not eating well today though. She hasn't eaten since this morning and when I mixxed some anchovies in to make the dry kibble a bit more attractive, she ate some and then seconds later puked it out. Dunno whats up. Should I make the kibble totally soggy and soft?


 

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Ok, I feel stupid atm. Nylabone is company that makes all sortsa nice chewies!! I thought those white rawhide bones were called nylabones. LOL. I chucked the rawhide one out. She ate half an hour ago but not much. I'm really worried, she puked a little afterwards again.
 

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Are you feeding her what the breeder fed her or have you changed her food?  If it is different you should gradually change over to the new food, should take about 3 weeks to change to a new food.  1/4 new with 3/4 breeder food for about a week, then 1/2 new the next week, and the last week 3/4 new.  Hope she does better, just make sure she is getting enough liquids.  You may want to take her to the vet just for a checkup.
 

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I wanted to change her to eukanuba. I mixed a little, not even 1/4 into the hills(breeder food). I thought she might not be eating because of the eukanuba so this last meal I just gave some hills. She still didn't even dent the daily prescribed amount. Is it bad for her in any way to mix in some sardines or raw mince meat? Should I feed her the kibble dry or soak it till its completely soft?

Thanks a lot for all the responses, I am really glad I found this community.   :D
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Putting a little water in her kibble wouldn't hurt...The change in enviroment may have something to do with her not eating, but any time you bring home a new pup it's good to have a vet visit within 72 hrs just for a checkup....You also may want to wait a bit before switching foods, let her get acclimated a bit and then start a change very slowly..Pumpkin is good for loose stools, just a very small amount as she is a pup, maybe half a teaspoon, also scrambled egg or boiled white rice are bland things that won't upset her tummy and are easy to digest....Try not to introduce too many new foods quickly tho
 

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She is so cute.

Sometimes they don't eat very well for a few days when coming into a new enviroment. As long as she is drinking good, I wouldn't worry too much.

I wouldn't mix in sardines or anything with the kibble...I would just add a small amount of warm water to the kibble to soften it some.
Slowly change her from the breeder food to the Eukanuba so she doesn't get an upset tummy.

If she throwed up food after eating, could be she drank water too fast when eating, or could be the sardines or whatever you mixed in the kibble didn't settle well.
 
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I had a hard time getting jetta to eat when i first got her...still do from time to time...warm water worked wonders...and I would try something other than eukaneuba after you get her settled
 

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Milla is eating!! I think she just wanted to settle a bit. She is not drinking as much as I would like her to but I figure she would get round to that as well.
 

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dungy was a butt at first and would have good days and ate all his food and bad days and ate barely anything... he loved a little cottage cheese in the food and now he is a fan of pumpkin every once and awhile
 

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What a cute baby! Welcome to the forum.
 

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She is beautiful.  And I agree I started Duke off with Eukanubia because we thought it was the best and I have had better results with Purina Pro Plan.  They have a lot of good information on here about food.  Our Duke had some skin problems and they are alot better now plus when we were feeding him Eukanubia he always seemed so hungry after we fed him now he's a lot better and his coat is so soft and shinning.
 

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Thanks, I think she is the cutest little thing on 4 legs. I only tried Eukanuba because friends of mine said they were feeding it to their dogs with great success. Milla also has some skin reactions, her breeder said that her mom gets skin reactions if she has too much protein in her diet. My selection of food is a bit limited because I am living in South Africa. The best I could find looking at the ratings were Royal Canin Boxer.
 

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Hi Milla is a cutie, so gorgeous!!! I am in New Zealand so am very limited with different foods also, but Frankie is doing really well on Royal Canin Baby Dog Maxi and the moment, when she is older I will put her on the Boxer formula, she also gets canned salmon mixed with her breakfast which she LOVES!!!!
 
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