hi this is my 3rd question about my 11 week old lab that wont eat, what does anyone suggest i can give him to put some fat on his bones, should i be giving him vitamins, like i said hes going to vet on friday for 2nd shot, but id like to get something today if anyone know s of anything, hes a lovelly little pup, full of happiness its making me very unhappy to watch him just go hungry, my other beautifull lab who lived to 15 years old without one visit to the vet, always ate everthing, guess im just still comparing, only lost my precious max 4 weeks ago, he was tired and had heart failure, thanks
I'm guessing you just got your puppy? Somtimes they don't eat when they're still adjusting to their new home and being away from the mother. He may just need time. Before you know it he'll have an appetite.
I've heard of people mixing the puppy food with cottage cheese to get them to eat, it's easy to wean them off once they are eating on their own. Also baby food. Personally I would try chicken broth. It has that chicken smell and it's easy on the canine digestive system.
The best thing though may be to ask the vet for a healthy way to put some fat on his bones.
Yes do try the chicken broth idea. I looked after a full grown dog last month for a day. When the owners dropped him off, they left his food (good stuff, complete adult food by Burns) -they told me he never eats very much, and they have trouble getting him to eat. Well, they were right. I know the food is high quality. But he wasn't so interested in eating, even after 3 really good walks!
I had some chicken "jelly" (the water in which chicken has been boiled unseasoned, and after it has cooled it turns to a jelly) Anyway I mixed some with his kibble and wow! He wolfed the lot down straightaway!
I buy Healthy Paws Adult complete for my dog (Rabbit and Brown Rice & other goodies...no nasty ingredients no artificial stuff etc) Well, Healthy Paws do a complete puppy food too, and they also do a supplement with health-supporting ingredients.
I can tell you now my dog has been on this food for about 2 years (with home cooked meat and vegetables added) And it suits her very well. It SMELLS good too. Most dog food doesn't, but believe me, this does! I have almost been tempted to eat some myself!
You could maybe check out their website? http://www.healthypaws.co.uk
im so sorry about max. i have a 16 year old staffy my self it turns your life upside down when something happens. im so so sorry. for the pup though.. is he drinking. try full cram cows milk. it will keep him strong and healthy and put the wait on him.
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