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Hi Guys, I need some help please I have a 7 month old Border Collie Named Misty. She’s always had an appetite and got excited at meal times however the last few days she has been leaving her food. Right from the moment we brought her home she has had the same food. Her food is a custom blend from tails.com which is formulated for her breed, age and weight. She has 2 meals a day, 1 in a morning of just dry food and 1 in the evening of dry and wet food mixed. She has always eaten both meals happily. But the last few days she has started to leave food. Her morning feed she tends to eat most of it but leaves a little. But with Her evening feed she has started to leave over half of the food. She’s no longer excited at meals times and when I put her bowl down she doesn’t want to eat straight away. When she eventually does she will have around half the food then walk away. I’ve tried reducing her portion sizes but she still leaves half. Other than her food she had a Dental chew and that’s it. Shes fine in herself, she’s still drinking and playing. She still goes for her walks and has plenty of energy but she just won’t eat her full meals. I’m just worried that she’s not eating enough and I really don’t know what to do. Is this normal? How can I encourage her to eat?Could there be a medical problem? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Hi. I have a one year and 1 month old female BC. Up to now, we have been giving her a mix of dry food (Purina Beta) and wet food (Pedigree jelly). Up to just recently, she’s been happy eating 2 meals a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. We mix the dry food with the wet food. She picks through and eats all the wet food and some of the dry food. I have decreased the dry food as she won’t finish the amount given. My question is that now she’s not wanting her food in the morning. Is it too early to go down to just one meal a day? She didn’t eat her breakfast until mid afternoon and just scoffed all of her dinner which was only wet meat. thanks I’m advance for your suggestions!
Hi, I've got a 6 month old Border collie who is not very interested in food. He's never hungry before noon, but if he goes to the crate then he gets a frozen kong with kibble and peanut butter or liver paté, which he usually eats. After that it's a struggle to get him to eat and there are days when he barely eats anything. We've tried different kibble, feeding him in a snuffle mat, in a ball or by scattering it on the floor. He seems healthy, but he'd rather eat ANYTHING other than his food (including human food, plastic, LEGO, stuffed toys, a stick of butter from the counter, etc). We've tried removing uneaten food and offering later. I can't use kibble for training because he's not interested, and he often loses interest in training treats after a few bites and gives me a nose-nudge instead. My last dog was a chubby labrador who would do anything for a treat, so I'm having a hard time understanding this guy and worry about him even though he's happy and full of love. Maybe he just doesn't need that much food? Do you have any advice? Is this something that will change as he gets older?