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So... the last two days, Roshi lost interest in eating his kibbles. Here's the timeline:

Saturday morning: Roshi puked in the morning. Some lint ball was in it. Probably picked it up somewhere in the house when I wasn't looking. It's good he coughed it up. Then he showed no interest in his kibble breakfast.

Saturday night: I always add in a little bit of white rice with his kibble dinner. Keeps his poop in nice shape. He ate it all.

Sunday morning: I went to a friend's house for breakfast and brought Roshi along with his kibble breakfast. He showed no interest. Chewed a few pieces and spit it back out.

Sunday afternoon: Roshi acted normal. Ran around the dog park. Humpped a dog.

Sunday evening: Same thing: kibble and rice. Mom boiled some chicken. We added a few pieces into the mixture. He ate most of the chicken and rice. Little kibbles left over.

Sunday night: Right after dinner, I drove back home (3hrs away). Roshi puked out his whole dinner. Possibly car sickness? After getting back home, I was a little worried about his lack of food for the whole day. Gave him some of his cut up sausage, which could be used as a meal complement, but I use it as training treats. He ate it all.

Today morning: Nibbled some kibbles, but mostly spit it back out. Still worry about his lack of food in his body, I gave him this other brand of kibble that I bought initially, but his breeder said that hold up on it because it was too rich and caused diarhea. I have been using these kibbles as treats. He again ate it all.

However, today he's been somewhat low in energy (duh, cuz he hasn't had much energy intake!). Is he sick? Or is he just showing attitude and not eating? Should I just starve him and he'll finally eat his own kibble? Should I get him new brand of kibbles? Should I take him to the vet? He doesn't seem sick. He's in the office with me, and he's greeting everyone like his usual self. His poop was fine yesterday. None today since he passed nothing thru his system yesterday. i usually don't worry when he skips a meal. But not showing interest in food after a day of little food is a bit worrisome. What's going on?! I did have a one week of staycation, which I did screw up his routine... is he just recovering? Sigh.

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So... the last two days, Roshi lost interest in eating his kibbles. Here's the timeline:

Saturday morning: Roshi puked in the morning. Some lint ball was in it. Probably picked it up somewhere in the house when I wasn't looking. It's good he coughed it up. Then he showed no interest in his kibble breakfast.

Saturday night: I always add in a little bit of white rice with his kibble dinner. Keeps his poop in nice shape. He ate it all.

Sunday morning: I went to a friend's house for breakfast and brought Roshi along with his kibble breakfast. He showed no interest. Chewed a few pieces and spit it back out.

Sunday afternoon: Roshi acted normal. Ran around the dog park. Humpped a dog.

Sunday evening: Same thing: kibble and rice. Mom boiled some chicken. We added a few pieces into the mixture. He ate most of the chicken and rice. Little kibbles left over.

Sunday night: Right after dinner, I drove back home (3hrs away). Roshi puked out his whole dinner. Possibly car sickness? After getting back home, I was a little worried about his lack of food for the whole day. Gave him some of his cut up sausage, which could be used as a meal complement, but I use it as training treats. He ate it all.

Today morning: Nibbled some kibbles, but mostly spit it back out. Still worry about his lack of food in his body, I gave him this other brand of kibble that I bought initially, but his breeder said that hold up on it because it was too rich and caused diarhea. I have been using these kibbles as treats. He again ate it all.

However, today he's been somewhat low in energy (duh, cuz he hasn't had much energy intake!). Is he sick? Or is he just showing attitude and not eating? Should I just starve him and he'll finally eat his own kibble? Should I get him new brand of kibbles? Should I take him to the vet? He doesn't seem sick. He's in the office with me, and he's greeting everyone like his usual self. His poop was fine yesterday. None today since he passed nothing thru his system yesterday. i usually don't worry when he skips a meal. But not showing interest in food after a day of little food is a bit worrisome. What's going on?! I did have a one week of staycation, which I did screw up his routine... is he just recovering? Sigh.
I would DEFINITELY take him to the vet... especially after what we've been reading about chicken jerky.


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Sigh.

Just called the vet. They recommend bringing him in, but would still be ok if I monitor him another day... since he does show interest in the other kibbles. Just give him bits at a time to calm his stomach. I'll wait another day.

After his morning nap, he's a bit more active now. Chewing on his rope.

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Ok.

Just took him out on a lunch walk. He peed fine. He also pooped fine. YAY. Not sure where it came from since he had little to no food yesterday. But nice solid good poop!

Came back into the office and let him off leash (we have a pretty open concept office). He ran off faster than me and greeted whoever stayed in for lunch. Sigh.

Well, last week, we slept in everyday until 11. So maybe that's why he lacked interest in his 7 am breakfast this morning.

Maybe I'm just worried about nothing. I'll still keep a hawkeye on him... health and of course, potty purposes. :P

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Roshi napped most of the afternoon under my desk. I fed him few of those kibble treats every hour so that his stomach doesn't get shock by food. He loved it.

We just got home. We played fetch. His rope flossy swiped the floor that was covered by his kibbles from this morning. He ate most of it and then some. Maybe the ones he spit out tasted bad?

Phew. He is eating again.

I'm still going to make him some comfort food for tonight. Little bit of white rice and a tiny piece of boiled chicken.

His energy at home is still the same. Ripping his toy apart right now. Sigh.

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Sounds like he is doing better. Have you taken his temperature? I copied this for you
You will need a rectal thermometer-the most common one is the glass one with the rounded blunt end. There is also a digital kind. These come with replaceable see-through covers which are disposable. The glass thermometers must be wiped thoroughly with alcohol before using to take the temperature of a puppy or dog.

After complete cleaning, put a dab of lubricating jelly on the end of the thermometer and insert it into the puppy’s rectum about an inch. Try to distract the puppy by talking to him while you hold the thermometer in place for about two minutes.
Most dogs have the normal temperature of between 101 and 102.5. One modern alternative to a rectal thermometer is a digital thermometer like Pet-Temp Instant Ear Thermometer carried at Amazon. This thermometer is an amazing advancement in technology allowing you to take a dog's temperature in 1 second!

Any temperature over 103 degrees F is a fever and needs attention from your veterinarian

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I am not sure about the vomiting part. But when my puppy, Precious was little about 10 - 12 weeks, she has car sick. Then we took her small ride to play ground when she was older than 12 weeks, then she was fine. Now I think she can ride about 40 minutes without problem.

Precious did loose interest in her food when she was a bit over 2 months old. I guess it was because we gave the same old thing day and night. She would eat her raw but not her kibble. Then I bought another brand of kibble for her, she ate up in no time. So it was the variety issue. Then I rotate out her raw, two kibble to rotate, sometimes mix both. To create variety when I notice she isn't into her kibble again, plain yogurt, white rice, ground peanut, some raw chicken or boil chicken. I try to add in something that she can eat a little to create a variety for her when I notice she is lack of interest of her kibble again.

Hope Roshi is doing better now.
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Roshi is back!!!!!

He ate his kibbles and comfort food last night.

This morning, he ate his kibbles from his kong, just the way he always liked it.

I think he lacked interest in his 7 am breakfast was really because of our vacation... when we slept until 11 and then he has a lunch instead. Hehe.

A whole day worrying. Sigh. I don't want to imagine what it's like to be a real mom with a human child.


Oh yeah... who takes their dog's temperature here? Roshi hates it when the vet does it and I have to hold him "tight" against me. I can't imagine me doing it... sticking something up his bung hole!

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