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Puppy off his food

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by adrian hyslop, May 9, 2020.

  1. adrian hyslop

    adrian hyslop New Member Registered

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    The past 2 days puppy has gone off his food,eating v little if anything..he is on the same wet/ dry food..I have been introducing a new puppy biscuits for the past 3 weeks due to his itchiness which I put down to his diet..any advice please....
     
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  3. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    Does he seem OK in himself? You say he's on the same wet/dry food but that you are introducing biscuits - so are these biscuits in addition to what he had before? (What makes/varieties is he now having?)

    Does he seem as keen as usual on food in general - is it just the new biscuits he doesn't seem keen on?
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Is he drinking? Puppies can dehydrate quite quickly, that would be a possible concern.

    Are you mixing a little wet in with the dry to make it more appealing?
     
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    adrian hyslop New Member Registered

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    Yes he is normal in himself and drinking plenty of water..he was on pedigree dry/ wet pouches.iv recently been adding a bit of james wellbeloved grain free food to replace the pedigree biscuits
     
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    Is the itchiness diagnosed/resolved now? Having had an itchy puppy it can make them very depressed as it would a human with eczema. My last itchy puppy would moan even when asleep! Agree about making sure there's no dehydration of course.
     
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    Strangely enough he hasn't itched as much the past 3 days..
     
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    For a puppy I'd talk all the symptoms over with a vet if only by phone. Adult dogs can be off food for a few days no real problem - but youngsters can go down hill quickly.
     

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