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Lab off food?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Duggee, Aug 1, 2020.


  1. Duggee

    Duggee PetForums Member

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    Does hot weather put them off their food? Our 9 month old lab usually inhales her food, but she’s completely left her dinner tonight... although she happily ate pizza off the floor thrown by my toddler!
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    I would be concerned. While it might dent the appetite, it shouldn't put them off completely. The pizza is a good sign but I'd still keep a close eye for any other signs of illness
     
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    If she's still off her food today I'd defiantly speak to your vet tomorrow morning.
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    Thank you both. She’s ok in herself (a little lethargic, but she’s like that when it’s hot as she just wants to lie on the cold floor - she’s quick enough to run outside when she hears next door’s dog barking!), but she’s only eaten about a 1/3 of her breakfast this morning. She recently finished her first season so I don’t know if that plays a part? If she’s still like it tomorrow I’ll ring the vet.
     
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    Is she drinking plenty?
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    Yes she’s drinking lots. We’ve just got back from the park and she was her usual self, running after her ball, excited to meet other dogs, walked fine. Pooing and weeing as usual.
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    Just wondering if it could be a change to the recipe of her food? She’s on Arden Grange large breed puppy and I’ve just opened a new bag. She’s eating anything else she’s given (ie dropped on the floor by the kids). My husband put some roast beef scraps in her bowl on top of her dry food and of course she ate the beef, but left the dry food.
     
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    How long ago was her season?

    It could possibly be a phantom pregnancy or much more worrying PYO.
    Unlikely as she's so young but you should be aware as it can kill really quickly and is an emergency
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    She started bleeding on the 30th June so she has only just finished. What is PYO? I’m panicking now! What are the symptoms?
     
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    As I said, quite unlikely, but if there's the slightest doubt, a vet visit is a must.
    If it's a closed PYO, she wouldn't necessarily be licking but that one is even more deadly.

    Sorry to scare you but it is something everyone with a bitch should be aware of.
    Do you know about Bloat?
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    No. I’m afraid to ask, but what is bloat?
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    Ok, so my husband just hand fed her some of her Arden Grange which she took, then spat out. He then fed her some leftover Sunday lunch and she nearly took his hand off! What does this mean?!
     
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    https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-ad...ASzpZohDhs3Br8rtqzOCYtusHb8x6AkAaApPJEALw_wcB

    It means that you can tempt a dog with more and more tasty tidbits. You did say that she usually inhales her food, so any appetite change is worrying.
    Have you checked her teeth? Maybe the hard food is an issue for some reason
     
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    Is it kibble does she have any wet food with it? It could be that she is poorly or just has gone off the food a bit.
     
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    She's gone off Arden Grange. Look for a good kibble and mix it with fresh left over meat or some wet dog food.

    We use to feed Dillon on Vets Kitchen salmon and rice and added a little from a Cesar dog food tray.
     
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    Duggee PetForums Member

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    It’s just kibble. I think I will see if she eats tonight and tomorrow morning and ring the vet tomorrow if she’s still not right.
     
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    [QUOTE="Duggee, post: 1065650256, member: 1500433"]It’s just kibble. I think I will see if she eats tonight and tomorrow morning and ring the vet tomorrow if she’s still not right.[/QUOTE]

    You can always add some raw chopped veg, Dillon loved carrot, swede, cabbage stalks any veg really.
     
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    You can always add some raw chopped veg, Dillon loved carrot, swede, cabbage stalks any veg really.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks, yes she loves carrots and broccoli, and I also have some frozen raw feed chicken which I’ll try mixing with her kibble this evening.

    I didn’t have a fraction of the worries with my cat in the 17 years she was with me, as I’ve had over the past 7 months with this dog!
     
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