GSD pup not eating like he should…

  • GSD pup not eating like he should…

     Mr. Shelly updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Mr. Shelly

    Member
    July 14, 2021 at 7:18 AM

    Hi,

    Ryker, my 8 week old GSD is not eating his food as well as I think he should. He will nibble, and take some food out of my hand (he whines sometimes when doing this), but he will not just sit down and eat his cup of food. I am feeding the exact same food the breeder had 3 times a day. This is day four that I have had him – am I being a mother hen? Talked to the breeder and she says give it three or four days. This is day four. He is happy and energetic, does play with me – and he is pooping about 3 times a day. I have tried feeding him out of a bowl, on the floor, on a plate, wet food, dry food, in his crate, out of his crate – No difference. He will “nibble” food, even food I have spilled in the grass outside when luring/shaping. He is going to the vet on Monday – but I thought maybe someone else has had this experience and perhaps has a solution? I’m trying to be patient, but can’t help but worry – I have had a lot of “mutt” puppies over the years and never had this issue. (By the way, my breeder has a very good reputation – the pup has his first vaccinations, and has been dewormed.)

  • HugosMama

    Member
    July 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    If you just brought him home, it could be nerves! Your pup is entering into a whole new world with new people, smells, rules, etc. He’s probably just overwhelmed. If a puppy is hungry(absent a medical issue), he will eat! You could also mix in safe foods like a little mashed sweet potato or rice

    Has this resolved? Curious.

  • HugosMama

    Member
    July 15, 2021 at 11:53 AM

    Foods I tried to give Hugo the first week I brought him home as treats (like little hotdogs), he ignored/rejected. Now he would DEVOUR them.

    • Mr. Shelly

      Member
      July 15, 2021 at 3:05 PM

      Thanks for the reply! Ryker went to the Vet today, and besides an umbilical hernia we have to take care of at 4 months, he is fine – just me being a mother hen.

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