A problem we've been trying to work on recently is that Dana seems to intentionally starve herself in what appears to be a bid for attention. She gets plenty of attention, so don't go feeling sorry for her. :biggrin5: 3 walks a day, one of which is a 1 hour big run at the park with her frisbee/ball, plenty of playing with toys in the house, and I've taken to working on my laptop in the room we keep her in - so when I'm busy I'm at least present to talk to her or answer her many needs. Then when I'm out my retired parents are both in the house, my mum in particular spending a lot of time with her. She's good as gold when left. No barking or whining. Just comes over to the gate and plops down to stare out. If after 20 minutes nobody comes, she moves into a less drafty corner and plops down there for a nap or a chew. But feeding is driving me mental. Almost everything we try to feed her is totally ignored. She doesn't eat her kibble, "got bored" of chicken & rice with probiotic yoghurt mixed in, nibbles at wet food then leaves it, etc. She'll take to something for a day or two, then just exhibit the same symptoms. Cycling doesn't work either. It isn't about variety, it's about "I've eaten this once before. Don't want it." Although we try not to vary too much due to her puppy stomach, so we try all sorts of cheffery such as the mixing yoghurt with kibble, soaking kibble in hot water, mashing kibble to a pulp to make a paste then mixing it with chunks, and any combination you can think of that involves kibble, rice, chicken, yoghurt, and/or peanut butter. We tried various different kibbles in the beginning. Maybe she just doesn't like eukanuba, so we got Iams to at least try her on, which she didn't like, so we got Orijen. She cleaned the bowl of Orijen, so we stuck to that from now on. If we leave her to eat her food, she'll eat maybe half of what the packet suggests she should be eating in a day's worth of food. As if she's eating just enough to not be hungry any more. But here's the kicker. She will eat ANYTHING you feed her from your hand. I can just give her a handful of straight kibble, and she'll eat it. If she starts eating it and I put it on floor/bowl, she turns her nose up at it. I pick it up again and hold it down to her, she starts eating again. What the hell is going on? While it's inconvenient, I'm not too bothered about hand feeding her, but it gets messy She isn't showing any warning signs of poor health, and the vet says she's fine. Personally I think she looks gaunt, but the vet says her weight is normal.