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 New Puppy Low Appetite

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Join date : 2013-05-20
Location : Iowa

PostSubject: New Puppy Low Appetite   Thu May 23, 2013 1:15 pm

We brought Gambit home this past weekend, so he's been home 6 days now, and he doesn't seem to have much of an appetite. He is 10 weeks, 4 days and weighs 13 lbs. He was sent home with a bag of River Run puppy food, which I'm not impressed with, and I've been slowly adding in his new food. We're lucky if he eats 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup of food a day with prodding. He doesn't seem to have much interest in treats either.

Past puppies that I have had have devoured anything I put in front of them. Are there any tricks or anything I should be doing to help his appetitie along or is this normal while he adjusts to his environment?

I should add that he had worms when we brought him home. Not sure if that would affect it or not.

Editing again to add that he just went outside and there's a fair amount of blood in his runny stools today. I'm taking the little guy to the vet.

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Female Join date : 2013-05-07
Location : Orlando,FL

PostSubject: Re: New Puppy Low Appetite   Thu May 23, 2013 1:37 pm

Perhaps the wormer is affecting his appetite or perhaps he's not liking the new food, was he eating all of the old food?
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Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

PostSubject: Re: New Puppy Low Appetite   Thu May 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Some dogs don't eat much when they are introduced to a new home, it's a very stressful time for them and can affect their appetite. I'd give it more time before I'd start worrying. So long as he's eating something, it sounds normal to me. I had one that wouldn't eat hardly anything for a good two weeks when we first brought her home and now she's our biggest eater!

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Female Join date : 2010-10-12
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: New Puppy Low Appetite   Thu May 23, 2013 2:35 pm

When we first rescued Ginger, she didn't eat much except for Beggin' Strips that the rescue sent with us. Since she wasn't eating, I had to go buy more Beggin' Strips because that was just about all she ate the first couple of days.

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