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PostSubject: Suddenly not eating   Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:39 pm

Our 7 month old boy went from inhaling food to having no interest. On Friday he was normal for breakfast and lunch then showed less interest at dinner, but eventually ate everything.

He stayed at the in-laws Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon while we were at a wedding and apparently ate all of his food, but did not gobble it at once.

Sunday night same story where he eventually ate. Monday I was on furlough and he didn't eat anything until around 4:30 where he ate everything in his bowl. We tried again when he was sniffing around at 8:30 and he ate.

Now Tuesday I'm home sick and he still hasn't eaten. He is drinking fine and acting normal. He happily eats treats and is currently working on a peanut butter filled kong.

We're probably 1/4 the way through a bag of Taste of the Wild Puppy Pacific which has not changed recently.

How concerned should I be and at what point should I take him to the vet?

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PostSubject: Re: Suddenly not eating   Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Since he is eating, just not exactly when you are used to him eating, and otherwise not showing any real change in attitude or energy, I wouldn't be too concerned. Between the change of pace being at the in-laws for a night and then possibly sensing the stress of a furlough (at least it was short) and now you being sick, it may just have his internal clock thrown off. As long as he isn't sleepy, is drinking, and is still pooping and peeing normal then I wouldn't worry too much. If his poops get to looking funny, he stops drinking, or gets tired acting then I would make a trip into the vet for some routine blood work just to make sure something isn't off.

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PostSubject: Re: Suddenly not eating   Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:40 pm

Sarah, Am I remembering correctly you asked when you can go from 3 times a day to feeding twice? It may be time then to feed twice a day and he may not need quite as much food as you were feeding. Let us know how many times a day and how much you are feeding, just sounds like between his change in routine and just becoming closer to an adult happened at the same time. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Suddenly not eating   Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 pm

He was still gobbling up his food until Friday so we were keeping up with the feeding 1 cup 3x per day. Today we eventually got him to eat by hand feeding then putting the rest in a different plastic bowl. He's been eating since we got him out of a stainless steel bowl.

He's drinking and his poops are normal in consistency, but not in volume.
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PostSubject: Re: Suddenly not eating   Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:04 pm

May be time to cut back on food. I believe most adult huskies here who eat totw ate getting 2 cups a day, max.
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