I know that there have been threads about this, and I promise that I DID look at them.
But I figured each case might be a little different, so I wanted to hopefully get some input.
Grizzly will be 10 weeks old tomorrow and he seems to be doing great. He's very active and playful, he drinks a lot of water, his coat is nice and shiny...but the bugger just won't eat much food. We feed him three times a day, and most days he'll only eat a little over a cup of kibble (Innova Large Breed Puppy) with maybe a total of 1/4 cup canned (Innova Large Breed Puppy). He poos after each meal and it looks like a normal amount to me. He went to the vet last week for his first evaluation and checked out perfectly. He was about 8.5 weeks at the time and weighed 15 pounds, fecal was negative. He's definitely gained some weight since then, my husband and I think about 5 pounds based on our bathroom scale.
We give him 15 minutes to eat his food. I mix in a little canned food and wet the kibble with a tiny bit of warm water. He goes at it like he's starving to death and it sounds like he's eating so much...then I look in his bowl and it's like there's barely a dent.
I have to coax him multiple times to go to his food dish, sometimes going as far as to pick him up and place him in front of it again. He'll eat a little bit, then get distracted and walk away. He only gets training treats - 3 calories per treat - and he only gets them whenever he goes potty. I give him two each time.
There are a couple of pictures of himin the puppy forum, I think they're both under my "Welcome Home, Grizzly!" thread.
I'm thinking I can do a few things. 1) Feed him in his crate. 2) Switch his diet. 3) Something else entirely. 4) All of the above!
Any advice? I know that if I can find it anywhere, I can find it here!