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Introductions / Re: Millie won't eat dog food
« on: Nov 25, 2019, 18:09 »
Thought I'd update about Millie's lack of eating.

I had her spayed just over a month ago, and I asked the vet to repair her umbilical hernia at the same time as I'd read somewhere that this can sometimes cause lack of appetite.

Allelujah, she is now eating really well and about 3 times as much as she used to eat.  She's still fussy about certain types of dog food but she's put on 0.5 Kg since the op and is much more active and lively.  Whether her now-found appetite is due to the spay or the hernia op I'm not sure but it's been a massive relief.

Does anyone know how long it takes for their digestive system to react?  The reason I ask is because her poo is sometimes a bit gooey and I'm trying to work out what I'm feeding her to cause this.  For example, if I give her cheese or something in the morning (I don't think she's allergic to cheese but this is just an example) how long would it take for her digestive system to react if it didn't agree with her?

Thanks very much for your help so far.

Introductions / Millie won't eat dog food
« on: Oct 04, 2019, 16:39 »
First time I've posted but hoping I can get some advice about my Shihpoo (Millie).

She's a small dog weighing just over 4 Kgs and she's 13 months old. 

I've tried just about every type of wet and dry dog food there is and although she may nibble at a new brand the first time I give it to her, the next day she just turns her nose up.  I've taken her to the vets 3 times, including this morning, but they keep telling me that although she's underweight, it's nothing to be concerned about.  She's lost 0.3 Kgs in weight in the last few weeks

I've tried raw food and I've tried giving her absolutely no treats or any other food for 2-3 days but she still won't eat dog food.  She likes chicken and I'd be happy to feed her on just that but of course she's not getting the nutrition she needs from chicken alone.  She won't touch rice and will occasionally have a bit of broccoli or cauli.

I know I'm supposed to introduce new food gradually but if I give her just a small amount with other food, she'll just eat the new (but not the following day!) and then it upsets her digestion and she often has the runs.

At the moment she'll have a little Royal Canin puppy kibble (she won't touch the adult type) and the vet this morning prescribed some Royal Canin Sensitivity Control but she just sniffed it and walked away.

Any help or advice would be appreciated!

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