rubieg74: Why is my 8 month old rhodesian ridgeback puppy not eating?
When we first got him at 12 weeks, we started him off on dry food. The past month or two we have added a very small amount of wet food (about half a can per day). He was fine on this diet, but since last Monday he won't touch his own food. At first we just took the food away and gave it back to him later on, but he didn't eat for 2 days.
I tried him on boiled chicken and rice but he only ate a few mouthfuls. The only thing he will eat is raw mince (he wolfs it down). He doesn't even come near the dinner table or the worktops when I am preparing food and usually we have to chase him away! We are taking him to the vets tomorrow, but I just wondred if anyone else had this problem? Thanks
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Sorry I meant to say he is also pretty lethargic around the house but when we have visitors or we visit friends/family he is his usual, boisterous, self for a while and then goes back to lying down!
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Answer by hotwheelsgirl296
Because he probaly hates u.
Answer by hanksimon
I'm not sure, but if you bought some of the canned food about 3 months ago… it could be the food. Make sure to take some of it with you to the Vet.
But you are correct to go to the Vet, because an 8 month old dog should be ravenous…
Answer by sk8rdj7
you should take it to the vet quickly because my dog didn't want to eat because he had cancer and it was causeing him pain if he ate and starved to death so save your dog while you can
Answer by Lesley
I also have an 8 month old Ridgeback. We struggle every day to get her to eat, her sister weighs 18 pounds more than her because she eats really well. She is perfectly healthy in every way, she is happy and boisterous, not lethargic. We hat mealtimes now because its such a drag getting her to eat. Any advice would be very welcome.
Answer by Ericka L
he is probably is just sick of it try giving him different stuff every week!!!
Answer by TheoX
The vet won't be able to tell you anything right away, you'll need to do some tests before.
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