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Puppy not really eating

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Cockapoomum03, Feb 5, 2021.


  1. Cockapoomum03

    Cockapoomum03 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I’m a new owner of a 8 week old cockapoo boy who I’ve had for 5 days now.

    His breeder gave me a certain quantity and brand of food and to give him 3 times a day and yet he is not eating it all.

    I sometimes hand feed him when he doesn’t eat from the plate which sometimes gets him to eat more but not nearly all of it.

    for example today he probably had just under 2/3 of what he should be having. When I told the breeder this on the second day (as I was nervous I was doing something wrong) she just said that he’s probably just settling in but since it’s been longer now I wanted to get a second opinion.
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Have you tried putting some boiling water in it, then leaving it to cool, to release the aroma?

    What brand of food is it?
     
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    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Both my current poodles were fussy as pups. I added a bit of chicken breast and that got them going. He would have been eating with the other pups so probably finds it strange eating on his own
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    He's just been uprooted from his family and everything he knows to a strange place with strange people, lots of pups can be a bit off for the first few days to a week. As long as he's eating and drinking, and has energy I'd not worry too much. Agree with the above about putting some warm water on the food to make a gravy and make it more tempting. Try to avoid putting extra tidbits on his food though or you'll create a fusspot. Just build your bond by playing with him and spending time together, once he's settled he'll eat better.
     
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    Mum2Ozzy PetForums Member

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    It took my puppy few days to start eating properly, amongst other things he was scared of his new bowl (stainless steel). I think it's pretty normal, if he's eating anything at all and acting normal I'm pretty sure he's just getting used to new surroundings and routine. Enjoy your new addition x
     
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  6. Cockapoomum03

    Cockapoomum03 PetForums Newbie

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    No I’ve never heard of that before, it’s the brand AVA
     
  7. Cockapoomum03

    Cockapoomum03 PetForums Newbie

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    thank you so much for clarifying!
     
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    Cockapoomum03 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for the advice will try this out!
     
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    Cockapoomum03 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for the advice!
     
  10. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    AVA is a decent brand, I hope wetting it helps. Please let us know.
     
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