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Ever since Roki was six months old we have problem with him not wanting to eat. Sometimes it gets so bad that it is driving me crazy! I tried everything - change the kibble, add some yummies to kibble to tease him to eat, cook his meals, give him raw, warm up his food a little, I even bought thermos bowl (double bowl - you pour hot water inside to that it warms food up). Our trainer said to give him meal in the morning and pick the bowl up after 10 minutes and give him again in the evening and to repeat that procedure umtill he is too hungry to refuse food. I tried everything, read tons of stuff on internet... Went to the vet, checked his mouth, teeth, whole gastro-intestinal tract, did complete bloodwork...
Right now he is in one of his worst non-eating phases! Three days ago my mother managed to tease him to eat like three spoons of boiled rabbit meat. This mornig he ate the same quantity of kibble. I am on the verge of nervous breakdown! I spend HOURS teasing him to eat! Yesterday it was so bad that I took small Xanax to calm myself down. He was running away from me, not wanting to do tricks, to cuddle, even to take his favourite treats!
I am surfing like mad and have found dozens of diseases symptom of which is chronic anorexia! When he was pup he was eating like mad, always barking when I was prepraring his bowl and then suddenly, overnight, he stopped eating. It coincided with very hot weather sto I tought that he will eat when it cools down. But no! Last summer, during hotest weather he ate like mad, two times a day, for three months! Yes, he has some periods when he eats two meals! Right now he has some small skin outbreak (lesions on ventral neck, beard and muzzle) and I think he badly needs food to heal and get better. Vet told me that skin condition cannot cause that kind of anorexia!
Anyone has same experience? I really need some advice badly and urgently because i am afraid that he is not getting enough nutirients to stay healthy!
I am desperate!