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puppy weight issues

so we got our new pup Chloe about a week and a half ago, and when we first got her, she seemed a bit on the skinny side, after a few days she plumped back up and the vet said she looked good, over the past few days though, she has not been eating as much, still eating, but not a the volume she was before and she is starting to get skinny again.

we have have already had her checked out, along with a stool sample to check worms and everything came back great. the vet also said that we would see her get plump then as she grew she will thin out, and the cycle will go on.

is this normal or could it be her not liking the food or another issue?

I appreciate any advice!
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I would try some boiled chicken and rice first just to see if an appetite is there, if so then look at changing food. How old and what are you feeding her?



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Could this be a possible blockage? Did she get into anything she shouldn't have? Is she having normal bowl movements? It could always be that she doesn't like the food.

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Puppies have short attention spans. Parker went thu a long spell of eating, running to me, back to eating, running to me till he would forget his food. Like to have worried me to death. I started standing by his food, then felt this was foolish. He eventually grew out of it at four or five months and boy did his appetite turn on. I was so happy that I overfed him and gave him a painful case of pano.

If you are feeding a quality large breed puppy or an all life stages food, the last thing I would recommend is to start adding things to the food or changing foods in the hopes of getting her to eat more. All you will do is succeed in making your puppy a picky eater with a lifelong appetite problem and a never-ending cycle of changing foods and adding "stuff" to get it to eat ending up with the grown dog holding out to see what tasty thing you will come up with next. Please, please, don't start that cycle!

The best thing you can do is to put the puppy in her crate to eat so she won't loose her focus. Otherwise, just relax and realize the puppy won't starve itself to death and will grow out of this stage...you, too, will survive!

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Does she come from "good eating" dogs? Not sure how else to word that I always ask before I get a dog what the food "drive" is like. I don't do "non-eaters" or picky eaters. She may not be picky either - it may be an attention span issue also. I would ask the breeder what her eating habits were like in the litter and ask about the lines myself.

I also don't recommend adding anything to her food to encourage her.

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