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Help 10w puppy not eating- losing weight...

Good Afternoon everyone!

We brought home our Murphy last Friday- and it has been such an adventure since. He is so sweet and HATES to be left alone- we feel so sorry for him when we have to go put the kids to bed and he is in his x-pen. He wants to roam free so much and be with us ALL the time- which would be great but I know it's not best for potty training- can't wait till that's complete. I am so concerned for him b/c since Fri he has lost 5 ounces and he's only 3 lbs. I emailed our breeder and she said to get Nutrical which we will get in 1 hour- but I am just worried it's a sign of something else. We are on day 3 shouldn't he be eating- so far it's about 1/4 a cup per all day. Please give me some suggestions!! THANK YOU!!

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What does your vet say?
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Alycia, not much help from me, but I hope little Murphy is alright and will start eating soon again. Is he being lethargic? Does he drink well? Have you asked your Vet?

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I wouldn't take a chance with such a young puppy and he is so tiny too. Get in to see the vet. Are his eyes bright? Have you seen him drinking? Have you tried offering bits of food from your fingers?
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She was here at 11am- said to try kibble wet and give some cheese as well. I ran everything by breeder and she said no to processed cheese and just thought the nutrical (supplement-high cal) would be the first step to stim his appetite....My breeder offered more info - the vet seemed not very concerned. It's crazy b/c I haven't worried about such things my girls were babies. He is wetting and has 2 small bm's per day.
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How about adding some baby food or some canned dog food to his kibble. Also, what are you feeding him now?

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I wouldn't take a chance with such a young puppy and he is so tiny too. Get in to see the vet. Are his eyes bright? Have you seen him drinking? Have you tried offering bits of food from your fingers?
His vet was here this am- house call which was nice. His eyes seem bright - but he's so dark it's kinda hard for me to tell. He is def spunky chasing the kids around the yard. My daughter just tried to feed him by hand, which is not a trend we can stick to, and he did eat a bit- I just laid some on his bed and he is eating some now. Can it be he does not like his bowl- can they be that tempermental?

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How about adding some baby food or some canned dog food to his kibble. Also, what are you feeding him now?
I have tried the canned and he was not interested in it at all. Breeder said to feed Puppy Chow proplan. Perhaps each day will get better just can't help to worry b/c they rely on us for everything!
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I hope things are going better for little Murphy. I would keep in contact with vet and breeder. Let us know how things are going.

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I would say nutrical is something you buy and give if you can't get to the vet right then but nothing long term. I have used it for my maltese when doing agility but never a solution. Maybe instead of a bowl try a small plate?

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