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Dog not eating but seems fine

I have a dog named Toby who is 11 weeks old and weighs about 40 lbs. He has no health problems (his ears have a slight issue though). He is not spayed and has a long coat. I got him from my mom, and the breeder told me that she fed him all of her own babies. Well, we gave her Toby's food for the first few days and it was all good. I have also had the vet check him out and everything is okay.

He ate all of his food this morning, and was fine. Now, he is not eating. He's still not getting very active either. He just sits and stares at the wall or he stares at the floor. He has been doing this for about 5-6 hours now. I've changed his water twice and he seems to be fine.

Any ideas as to what may be wrong? Also, since he's so small, does anyone think that maybe I should go get another smaller dog? I just got him yesterday so I don't know if that's possible. I do know that he gets 1/3 cup of wet food (in his bowl) each day.

Toby's mom is 13 lbs, so maybe you have a 14 lb-18 lb puppy instead? I had a pup who was 5lbs 4 oz, and he ate like a horse! Maybe, see if you can find a more chunky dog food, and add some other more 'energy-giving' ingredients.

What I usually do with a small dog with no appetite is to give him a cup of water mixed with 1/4 a cup of baking soda. Mix it up in a spray bottle and spray it on the floor in a spot that he'll eventually find more appetizing. Hopefully it will make him take a drink.

I have a dog that is just getting to puppyhood. At the moment she is just over 4 months old, she also has no appetite and is also a bit lethargic. Her mum had puppies about a month ago and this poor pup looked like she was starving. I have taken her to the vet and he didn't see anything wrong with her, however we just can't figure it out. He gave her a probiotic and anti-biotic which we are hoping will help but it just seems so sad that a little dog is so neglected and suffering.

Is it possible that she is malnourished? Has the vet given her any supplements or anything?

I think it could be that the vet is just not seeing it, he isnt seeing the signs, or he thinks the puppy has no appetite due to sickness rather than its due to hunger/starvation.

I don't know. It's not that I want to cause pn. I'm just curious.

I'm going to try the baking soda thing first, since I read that before and I think it worked for the puppy. If not, I will have to call the vet. I don't want to have to worry about him leaving a message and her not answering it.

I think that my mom is not feeding her as much as she should. But I don't want to confront her about it or hurt her feelings.

Hi...

I have a friend who lost her dog a few days ago and in a conversation about the dog she had a bowl of food ready for the dog. she sd that she didnt have much but she did have some. I went over there today (after having a bit of a boo boo on my ankle) and found a bowl with a few scraps of food in it, but there was a full contner. I tried to bring the dog over to eat some of the food but she didn't want to. I'm hoping that with the baking soda the will be more willing to accept food. I'm wondering if she was too busy yesterday to feed her or was she just forgetful. Maybe she didn't have any food to give her. Also could she have had another bag of food that she bought and she forgot to feed her. I guess that I will find out.

Thanks in advance.

Mary

Hi...

I have a friend who lost her dog a few days ago and in a conversation about the dog she had a bowl of food ready for the dog. she sd that she didnt have much but she did have some. I went over there today (after having a bit of a boo boo on my ankle) and found a bowl with a few scraps of food in it, but there was a full contner. I tried to bring the dog over to eat some of the food but she didn't want to. I'm hoping that with the baking soda the will be more willing to accept food. I'm wondering if she was too busy yesterday to feed her or was she just forgetful. Maybe she didn't have any food to give her. Also could she have had another bag of food that she bought and she forgot to feed her. I guess that I will find out.

Thanks in advance.

Mary

Hello

Asking someone else might give you a better answer as to the possibility of a mistake but if I were in your situation, I would wt until at least tomorrow. If you've been feeding her twice a day, I'd guess you only fed her once yesterday. If you notice her acting lethargic or not accepting food the next day, I'd take her to the vet.

If you have another bag of food that she bought that's probably ok. It's not food poisoning because a few hours isn't enough time to cause anything to happen in the body (assuming that's what the vet thinks is wrong).

Thank you all so much for the help. I am going to the vet. I also thought about the possibility of a mistake. Hopefully it will be nothing more than that. I will let you know what the vet says.

Mary

The vet sd that what you had might have been a bad batch. Some dog foods are more likely to cause this than others. They want to see the food that you used and they want you to call the manufacturer of the food and tell them that they sold you a bad batch. You can also check the dog food company's website to see if there are any recalls for their product.

I agree with the other comments, you need to give her food and water soon. The problem with getting a dog used to a food is it can take a few days of being fed only the new food for her to start eating the old one. If she is not eating that new food (it's not too old), then she may have to spend a day or two being force fed it. If she is still not eating it, you can try using a syringe to get a few cc's of food into her and then give it to her. That way she will get some of the food and not just r, but you will know if she is getting it.


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