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I wanted to see if anyone's had similar experiences as me and get some advice on what to do.
My Havanese girl Coconut is 11 months old now. Ever since she was little, she has never been food motivated and she never ate her meals well. I've tried to feed her only high quality foods like Acana and Fromm, and after we started Fromm grain free for a while she was eating ok (ate most of her meals). Currently at her age, she's supposed to eat 1-1.25 cups of food a day, and I usually divide that into 2 meals. However, in the last 2 weeks, she has not wanted to eat her meals at all. She would go a day or 2 without eating anything, until I can coax her to eat maybe 1/2 cup of food on the 3rd day. At first I was told to just wait it out, that she'll eventually get hungry and eat, but it didn't happen, so after a week I got her a new bag of food with different flavors. She started to eat that a little better, but still would only eat about 1/2 cup a day. This is now the second week of this, and I'm getting really worried!! This can't be healthy right? I mean, how long can this go on? She's been eating only 1/2 of her food for a while now, and I'm really scared that she's not getting enough food and nutrients. I've changed her food flavor twice now and it's not working, and I can't afford to keep buying more bags of food while the old bags are still pretty full and just sitting there. Any ideas on what I should do?? I also don't want her to get in a bad habit and become a picky eater so I don't want to change her food too often, but I'm really scared that she's gonna starve! How long should I wait it out before doing something?? She's been acting fairly normal (puppy energy and all) until last night when she got really mellow and just wanted to cuddle. Not sure if this is her growing up or not having enough energy because she hasn't been eating all her meals!
-Jenny, proud mama of Coconut (Coco)!