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Old 02-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Almost 9 month old Standard poodle not eating enough?

Female Standard poodle not eating enough?

She is exactly 25'' to the shoulder and 54.2 pounds today
and 9 months old in 6 days.

Lou used to eat 1.5 cup of kibble mixed with 1/3 of a can of wet food = 2x a day

Now she doesn't want to eat much... She is not very interested in her food even more than before, I'm having to leave it out all day sometimes and she eats little amounts a few times throughout the day. She ends up eating almost 2 cups aprox only (sometimes s little bit more, sometimes less) The food bag recommends more (2-1/4 to 3 cups) for a <41 to 60lb> dog.

I wonder if she is getting enough calories I feed her Blue wilderness Duck (both dry and canned)

Any thoughts?

Is her weight good? Thank you!

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I totally get the frustrations with dogs not eating much!
Sawyer is 22 months, 27 inches, and still only 47 pounds!
I leave his food out and he eats when he wants, but doesn't gain any weight. He's gained 4 pounds since I first got him at 5 months old.
I've talked to my vet about it and they said even though he's really skinny, he's still very healthy. As long as Lou still has her energy I think it's alright.
I've heard some poodles stay really scrawny then just BOOM: fill out. Sure hoping that's the case for Sawyer... and Lou too!!
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Thank u very much for your response :-)
I hope so too! And I have to give her incentive to eat, like i show her a treat she likes than I say the command "eat your food", she will take a few bites then she gets the treat LOL
Or I act like Im eating it first... yup... its very silly I know, but it makes her want her food back, it works sometimes...hahah
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I have two adult females, both around 50 lbs. They eat 3 cups per day with a little canned tripe on it. Stella looks too thin and Carley a bit fat... I find myself giving S. more and she ends of leaving it for C. lol
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i have two adult females, both around 50 lbs. They eat 3 cups per day with a little canned tripe on it. Stella looks too thin and carley a bit fat... I find myself giving s. More and she ends of leaving it for c. Lol
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Fallen is only 25 inch and 52 lbs and he is only 2 years and 3 months and he is sometimesy. He's supposed to eat 4 and 1/2 cups a day, but just recently he is only eating about 2 and 1/2 cups a day. My vet says as long as he eating every day and I shouldn't worry. Now if she starts refusing food or starts loosing a lot of weight, I would take her back in for a visit.
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Lou it can be hard to tell from a photo with all the hair but she looks like she is a healthy weight. As long as she is energetic and she has some muscle over her ribs I wouldn't worry too much.
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Lexi is 26 inches and 44 pounds and just turned two on Friday. Some days she will eat twice a day and some days only once. There are times she just nibbles a bit here and there during the day. If she is healthy and not rufusing food I wouldn't be too concerned, but I know from past experience that it is easier said than done. I made the mistake with our toy poodle, who did start loosing weight of doing anything to get her to eat. I fear in the end I made it much worse. :(
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Lexi is 26 inches and 44 pounds and just turned two on Friday. Some days she will eat twice a day and some days only once. There are times she just nibbles a bit here and there during the day. If she is healthy and not rufusing food I wouldn't be too concerned, but I know from past experience that it is easier said than done. I made the mistake with our toy poodle, who did start loosing weight of doing anything to get her to eat. I fear in the end I made it much worse. :(
Thank you very much for responding :-)
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I forgot to mention she is on "100% no grain blue wilderness" that is also very rich and maybe she is eating enough for her health, thanks again


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