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Also, as far as I know, hypoglycemia isn't the big problem with this breed that it is with some other small dogs.
We kept Kodi on the same schedule the breeder had him on... 3 meals a day, until he, on his own accord, stopped eating all three. Then we dropped him back to two, and his appetite at breakfast and supper picked back up again. Kodi, like many Hav puppies, went through a period of skipping a meal here and there and making me worry. But with the support of my breeder and vet, and some experienced people on the forum, I hardened my heart, picked his food up if it wasn't eaten in 20 minutes, and didn't offer it (or any snacks) again until the next meal. Now, as a young adult, he's not a "chow hound", but he reliably eats his food as soon as it's served. In fact, he'll come and mutter and complain if I don't feed him at his "usual" supper time!<g>
DO NOT get sucked into catering to her pickiness by feeding "yummies", addding things to her food, throwing out good food to try something different... Stick to a food that YOU feel is good quality and good for your dog. Healthy dogs will not starve themselves (with a couple of notable exceptions you might hear about on the forum, but it's EXTREMELY rare) but Havs are NOTORIOUS for manipulating their owners into TREATING them like picky divas.<g>
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