Stellasmom Posted April 10, 2017 Report Share Posted April 10, 2017 I just adopted a BC mix, about a year old, just spayed. She was found stray and believed to have recently had puppies (very swollen/flabby vulva and mammaries). She needed encouragement to eat her food at the beginning, meaning I would hand feed her a few kibbles and put a few on the floor before she would eat from her bowl. Now that isn't working. She will eat treats. She goes to my other dog's bowl (he gets the same food) and licks it. She looks hungry. I want her to eat the same food as the other dog. It is an oral-health kibble. I don't want my other dog to get fat(ter) by eating his own food and then hers, so I will need to take up her dish after meal time. The things I may have done wrong include scolding her for eating out of the other dog's dish and trying to close her in with her bowl, which I did once at the very beginning to keep the dogs separated at mealtime. As it turns out, neither dog is food-guarding. They share bones and toys like a fairy tale. So I now have her bowl in the same room as the other dog's, but that hasn't helped. She won't eat no matter where I put the dish. I will be taking her for a new-patient check-in with our vet, but she likes to recommend special food, which I don't do. I would appreciate your advice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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