Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Roseville, CA
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sudden refusal of breakfast
Let me preface this by saying I have a very food-motivated boy...
We've had his since 10 weeks, we've continued to feed him the same kibble he ate at Katie's (Wellness Just for Puppy, Small Breed). He'll be 18 weeks on Tuesday (where, oh where has time gone?).
The first 6.5 weeks, since he's been home, he's looked forward to every meal, attacked the food and ate it in 30 seconds. In the last week or so, he's not been interested much in breakfast...the first two of those days he refused to eat it until after he pooped (ok, that's understandable), then the next two or so days he'd poop and then eat but only because I told him to (he understands "eat"), and now today he didn't touch it until I told him to and then he only ate a few bites and left it alone.
Now I understand that Havs will eventually drop a mealtime, which I've been expecting anytime, but I did not expect him to drop BREAKFAST when that's the meal he should be hungriest at (having not eaten for over 12 hours since dinner). I expected him to drop lunch at some point, not so much breakfast.
Could he just be dropping this meal?
Could he be tired of his food? At what point are we supposed to switch to adult food? If you switch varieties within the same brand do you still need to switch it real slow and gradual?