Breakfast update: No interest.
yes, Zeus is intact. I'm wondering if one of the females in his obedience class is close to going into heat because he was acting like a complete fool during class yesterday, whining and making all sorts of ridiculous noises.. But his refusal to eat started Friday and he didn't go to class that day. That doesn't mean that one of our neighbors dogs isn't in heat though.. They have a ton of dogs and some are female. At least one is an unspayed female as she had puppies some months ago. We also are going to try reducing his food by 1/2 cup. He only ate a few bites this morning...so IF he eats his dinner, he'll only have had max 2 1/2 cups today. Is that too little? Im afraid he'll go back to his super skinny look.
Today when we train, I'll try using his uneaten breakfast food as treats and see what happens. Hubby checked the bag but said he couldn't find an expiration date. I'm going to check myself because, no offense husbands, but sometimes he doesn't see things that are right in front of him, lol.
I was wondering if a change of weather could have something to do with it. Granted, the 40 degree drop in temperature is going to hit tomorrow (ugh), but it's been rainy here off and on for the past few days. Today is nice (high of 84) so we're going to the park for some community training practice and play. Maybe running around will encourage him to eat tonight.
When your dogs went through this phase, what did you do? Did they refuse to eat at all, or did they just eat a few bites and that was it? How long did it take them to start eating normally again? Did you keep them on their same food? We were going to wait to gradually change Zeus's food from puppy to adult when he turned 1 as was recommended by one of then trainers who owns a young rottweiler who is also on TotW, but we could try starting that transition now to see if that gets him eating again. That's something we're going to ask the vet tomorrow.
Thanks yall. Needless to say, I'm stressing over this! Zeus is my baby and I hate thinking something may be wrong and I can't figure out what it is.