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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Decreased appetite??

Gucci will be 22 weeks on Friday and she seems to have a real decrease in appetite over the last few weeks. It started *before* I switched to Fromm's, so I know that's not the culprit.

Some days she just won't eat anything except some cheese or chicken jerky given as treats! I've tried EVERYTHING, giving her lil' Cesar's, scrambled eggs w/ cheese, etc. She even flipped her nose up at that.

Is this some phase?

She seems to be acting fine, playful, attentive, etc.? She will eat her chicken Jerky, but that's about it. Could she get full from one piece of chicken jerky?
She weighs about 6 lbs. but may have lost weight? Especially since she's not eating much

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Sometimes Kodi will not eat for a day, or eat very little. Even my chow hound, Shelby, sometimes only eats one meal a day. Maybe Gucci is just cutting down on her own. It could be the hotter weather, also. If everything else is normal, I wouldn't worry. Just keep an eye on her. You know what to do, Mommy.


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I don't know if it is a stage,but Quincy did this too,though I don't remember exactly how old he was at the time.He acted like he didn't want to eat at all.At the time he was eating Flint River Ranch.I mixed in some Purina Beneful and he did eat.We never really "catered" to him about eating.I want him to not be a fussy guy.......(don't know if that's possible)but I'm trying it.Now if he doesn't want to eat,he don't have to......eventually he will.

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You're noticing something fairly normal. All three of my girls were very lightweight and sometimes skipped a whole day in eating, but thickened up as they matured.
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Ditto with Ollie - Austin is a little piggy - also notice that as the weather gets warmer they are both eating much less....is it warm where you are???

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I know Kara lives in Va as well as me, it was 97 degrees yesterday!! UGH!
Both of mine do the same thing. Its enough to freak me out at times.

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That's a really good observation about the heat and decreased appetites.
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Kara, I have heard that they go through a finickiness as part of adolescence. I know that now that Jasper is 1.5 years he is eating more consitantly--- but now the chow hound Cash (7 months) is turning his nose up at kibble. I do think it is partly a phase and partly these smart little dogs testing to see how long they have to go before you throw them a chicken filet (in my case Rabbit Filet)

Jasper would go so long he would vomit bile from hunger and still wouldn't eat the kibble. It got so that I would give him a rabbit filet or two in the morning because that was all he would eat and that stopped the hunger vomiting.

Hmmm ....can they breed out finickiness when they breed the Havana Silk Dogs?




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Now - if only my appetite decreased with the heat!!!!


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