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My little one has quit eating. Hasn't eaten since Thursday evening. I am starting to get worried. I am feeding the same food, in the same amounts. Just a sniff and walks away.
When should I start getting worried? Maybe call the Vet? Any ideas how to get her to eat?
I am getting quite concerned as I have never had a problem with her not eating!
She will be 2 in March and I feed Taste of the Wild dry and Merrick wet food.

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Try a little boiled chicken cut up in small bites and some rice. See if she goes for that. In the meantime I would get her in as soon as possible for a vet check. Keep us posted.

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Can you try some plain boiled white meat chicken mixed with plain white rice and broth?

How is her drinking of water, behavior and energy, poops and pees?

It may be a good idea to check with the vet especially if she is not drinking as dehydration is also a risk.

Keep us posted.
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Try feeding her favorite treats and steak. If she turns those down I would call the vet.





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Is she spayed or intact? I have found that my intact girls' appetites fluctuate with hormone levels. Maybe try another food. Rotation is good. Definitely test her with some bacon or garlic sprinkled steak. Never saw a well dog refuse that.


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Try a little boiled chicken cut up in small bites and some rice. See if she goes for that. In the meantime I would get her in as soon as possible for a vet check. Keep us posted.
Thanks, I will try that.
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Can you try some plain boiled white meat chicken mixed with plain white rice and broth?

How is her drinking of water, behavior and energy, poops and pees?

It may be a good idea to check with the vet especially if she is not drinking as dehydration is also a risk.

Keep us posted.
I will try the chicken and rice.

She seems just fine other than the not eating. She is still drinking water, playing, peeing okay, and up until this morning pooping okay.
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Try feeding her favorite treats and steak. If she turns those down I would call the vet.
I don't give a lot of treats, but I will try some chicken or steak and see if she will eat that.
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Is she spayed or intact? I have found that my intact girls' appetites fluctuate with hormone levels. Maybe try another food. Rotation is good. Definitely test her with some bacon or garlic sprinkled steak. Never saw a well dog refuse that.
She was spayed at 8 month old. I have been looking at other foods, but gets really confusing with so many to try to pick a good one. I will try some chicken or steak, maybe some bacon just to see if she will eat something.

They sure can worry you.
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yeah if she doesn't eat these tasty suggestions I would take her in.

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