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Old 12-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not Eating Enough?

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!
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I have found feeding Stryker in his crate to be extremely effective. Puppies are so easily distracted and this helps keep in focused on eating! The other thing I have done is set a timer for 10 min. When it goes of, food gets picked up and he doesn't eat again until his next meal. No coaxing or coercing!


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see sacha is really skinny... but she eats 2 cups dry food a day and 1/4 cup wet food. she acts like she's starved! my husky is the same wa, but 3 worm/parasite tests later and nada. so Idk... maybe he is just still getting used being there?

This is sacha and justice... both skinny, both act like they are starved... :-/

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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!
He is doing a beautiful job training you to make sure he is a finicky, difficult eater for the rest of his life. The best way to make a poor eater is to try to get them to eat. Relax, don't worry about it, and if he walks away from his food then take it away from him and try again at his next meal, but only give him half of his normal amount. It won't take long for him to quit turning his nose up at food.

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see sacha is really skinny... but she eats 2 cups dry food a day and 1/4 cup wet food. she acts like she's starved! my husky is the same wa, but 3 worm/parasite tests later and nada. so Idk... maybe he is just still getting used being there?

This is sacha and justice... both skinny, both act like they are starved... :-/
Maybe they are really hungry if they are actually skinny, that isn't much food.
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I feed Pro Plan Performance since he was 3 month old and the Pro Plan Puppy before that per my Breeders instructions. He gets 4 cups a day with some Canned Pro Plan mixed in. When Khaos first came home he was very finicky with his food. I do feed him in his crate because Puppies simple get distracted to easily. It took about a week or two and now he finishes every meal in a very short time. He just needs to get acclimated and yes don't let him train you
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They are 12 and 15 weeks. I'm worried about over feeding them the bag says 1 1/2 cups daily, and I feed them 2 and wet food... I don't want any issues connected with over feeding either... suggestions? I posted pictures so that people can make their own assessment.
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They are 12 and 15 weeks. I'm worried about over feeding them the bag says 1 1/2 cups daily, and I feed them 2 and wet food... I don't want any issues connected with over feeding either... suggestions?
Never go by what a bag says, go by the condition of your dog. If they are skinny, they need more food.
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Never go by what a bag says, go by the condition of your dog. If they are skinny, they need more food.
Justice would eat and eat and eat if I let her, Sacha the same way. How will I determine when too much is too much?
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The vet said she was skinny but a healthy skinny... no red flags raised with him. So I'm not sure...
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They are 12 and 15 weeks. I'm worried about over feeding them the bag says 1 1/2 cups daily, and I feed them 2 and wet food... I don't want any issues connected with over feeding either... suggestions? I posted pictures so that people can make their own assessment.
Never go by the bag directions ESPECIALLY since you have puppies! Puppies eed to eat more as they grow and develop. I recommend an ALS (All Life Stages) food or a Large breed specific formula preferably grain free. I have also heard and seen great results being fed raw diets!

I started my Rou on Orijen Large Breed Puppy, then switched to what a friend was feeding her puppy (A fellow DT member to boot) which was FROMM - an ALS food with many different flavors to choose from.

His coat just keeps getting better on this food and he loves it! His coat is much softer and he looks brighter.

Also, pick a food and stick with it. Follow what others on this thread have already stated regarding only offering half the usual meal and giving the rest later in the day. Rou still is easily distracted. It is food... just be patient. Everything is new to them.
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The vet said she was skinny but a healthy skinny... no red flags raised with him. So I'm not sure...
She may bulk up, but please be aware if you aren't already the obvious differences in a Husky and a Doberman. Pups should be fed double to triple the amount, and something to this effect should actually be in fine print under the feeding guild lines on the food bag.
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Never go by the bag directions ESPECIALLY since you have puppies! Puppies eed to eat more as they grow and develop. I recommend an ALS (All Life Stages) food or a Large breed specific formula preferably grain free. I have also heard and seen great results being fed raw diets!

I started my Rou on Orijen Large Breed Puppy, then switched to what a friend was feeding her puppy (A fellow DT member to boot) which was FROMM - an ALS food with many different flavors to choose from.

His coat just keeps getting better on this food and he loves it! His coat is much softer and he looks brighter.

Also, pick a food and stick with it. Follow what others on this thread have already stated regarding only offering half the usual meal and giving the rest later in the day. Rou still is easily distracted. It is food... just be patient. Everything is new to them.
I do one cup at 8 am and another cup at 12 pm and wet food at 6 pm. I spread it out through out the day... I don't want issues with overfeeding or anything, but I do worry they're hungry, however they dont overly chew things at all, so Idk.... thoughts?
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She may bulk up, but please be aware if you aren't already the obvious differences in a Husky and a Doberman. Pups should be fed double to triple the amount, and something to this effect should actually be in fine print under the feeding guild lines on the food bag.
oh yes I do, and reading through the forums, i'm going to switch to a larger breed formula for her, I've been feeding puppy food and I didn't think to get otherwise... and asap i'm switching, but Sacha, she will eat, but not like my husky... she will eat like non stop if I let her. Sacha will eat get distracted and eat a little more and be done but when I bring out the food they are all over me like white on rice lol
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I feel that you should feed a pup at least 2-3 cups per feeding as they grow and cutting it down as they age. When Rou turned 4 months old he started getting 6-7 cups per day. He is very lean. I call him skeletor sometimes because the other pups he plays with are much thicker built (by no means over fed or fat),but it is genetics mainly.

You can overfeed, but being that she is a pup it is more beneficial to do so being as they are playing and rough housing and burning it off quickly as they utilize the nutrition. You may see a difference when you change to a better quality food.
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I feel that you should feed a pup at least 2-3 cups per feeding as they grow and cutting it down as they age. When Rou turned 4 months old he started getting 6-7 cups per day. He is very lean. I call him skeletor sometimes because the other pups he plays with are much thicker built (by no means over fed or fat),but it is genetics mainly.

You can overfeed, but being that she is a pup it is more beneficial to do so being as they are playing and rough housing and burning it off quickly as they utilize the nutrition. You may see a difference when you change to a better quality food.
I feed nutro ultra right now is that not a good food?
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I'm sorry I thought you were feeding Purina Pro Plan. It isn't the best, but if they are doing well on it... I haven't heard anything bad about it actually...
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I had them on eukanuba. both got the runnies... I switched to nutro because a friend recommended it... my husky has a sensitive tummy, and sacha seems to too... but it does well as of yet. her treats are also all natural, but the wet food (kinda like fast food them I guess) is pedigree canned food. No table scraps at all.
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Pedigree is very fast food-esk! Dobies have sensitive systems. If they are doing well on Nutro I would keep them on that but still pan through the many threads regarding what brands other DTers recommend. A healthy start is key. No table scraps is excellent!
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i agree!! .e. ipedigree is only a treat of wet food they get >.< lol
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Gracie train was having some trouble eating, we were on Nutro Ultra and also moistening
food with the holistic Nutro superfood just for more flavor(one tablespoon in 2 cups dry). She really caught on to that, and now trying to add more Innova to her diet. Seems to favor the Innova and will eat around the Nutro nuggets when mixed.

Maybe this has been said already, but the more she is out running and playing, the more she will eat for us....does your pup get much run time?

Good luck! I have 3 kids, dont know if I was ever this interested in how much they were eating at 12 weeks!
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All right, so I'm trying to chill out. Grizzly ate a very small amount of food at lunch and really only licked at his dinner. I'm going to repeat a mantra to myself - "No big deal...no big deal..." Meanwhile, I'm freaking out inside because I think my pup's going to be malnourished! He's so active and happy...I can't imagine why the PITA isn't hungry!

Ugh...the stress. I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again: It's a good thing he's cute.
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All right, so I'm trying to chill out. Grizzly ate a very small amount of food at lunch and really only licked at his dinner. I'm going to repeat a mantra to myself - "No big deal...no big deal..." Meanwhile, I'm freaking out inside because I think my pup's going to be malnourished! He's so active and happy...I can't imagine why the PITA isn't hungry!

Ugh...the stress. I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again: It's a good thing he's cute.
If he didn't finish his entire lunch with gusto it's no wonder he didn't eat dinner. If he were here he wouldn't have even been offered dinner. If you quit putting food in front of him when he's not hungry enough to finish all of it he will stop being completely disinterested in it.
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Thanks for the input. Maybe I misunderstood your first reply when you said to try again at his next meal...maybe I interpreted what you meant the wrong way. In any case, I noticed an interesting thing...he kept walking by his food bowl and was sniffing at it, but he wouldn't go near it. I don't know why in the world I did this, but I dumped his food out onto a paper plate. He ate the whole darn plate in less than 5 minutes! Maybe his bowl freaked him out or something...he is CRAZY, this dog. Soon he'll be older and conditioned, and sometimes I can't wait!
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Did I notice you using plastic dishes in a picture? You might want to get stainless steel bowls. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with him wanting to eat out of it or not but it would be better since the plastic can trap germs like crazy.
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