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    Hello- For almost a year Lola has been happy with Fromm Dog food, but lately (about a month ago) she acts as if she isn't interested & her stools are really soft. Typically when I feed her, it's the happiest moment on earth but recently she's lost her excitement. I have been adding Buffelo Blue to the Fromm to start the 'switch' but she's not interested in that either. Is this normal? She's a year old now so I don't know if that has anything to do w/it? She's not sick either, she eats but she went from devouring her food to eating here & there throughout the day. She still loves treats, is very active, & drinks plenty of water, it's just her intreats that I'm concerned about. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Nitschke did the same thing.. as a puppy he could not get to his food fast enough... then around 1 - 1/12 he lost interest, which was around the time we found out about his allergies.
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    Buddy does the same thing. When he was younger he ate like a horse, then when he got about 2 years old he became a very picky eater.
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    I would be concerned that she swallowed something or is not feeling well, especially if the behavior started abruptly.

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    I'd be concerned that she has ingested something (toy, sock, etc) that is causing a partial blockage. Is she throwing up? Our vet. said a foreign object wouldn't stay in a dog's stomach for a month, but Ruggles proved him wrong when a month after my grandson's beany wormy went missing Ruggles puked it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    I'd be concerned that she has ingested something (toy, sock, etc) that is causing a partial blockage. Is she throwing up? Our vet. said a foreign object wouldn't stay in a dog's stomach for a month, but Ruggles proved him wrong when a month after my grandson's beany wormy went missing Ruggles puked it up!
    Tidus threw up the head of a toy 2 weeks after I knew he got it. It was very small so I was not worried, but it never digested. Apparently it was not small enough to go through!

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    @2BullyMama Allergies? Oh no! To what? Did he have any other symptoms?
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    @Davidh what do you feed Buddy now? Is he still picky?

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    @desertskybulldogs, I thought of that too, but she still eats, drinks, plays, is totally normal. She eats the food it just takes her longer & she seems uninterested. Almost like when a kid doesn't want to eat their veggies. I am super cautious about toys & her swallowing them so I'm positive she didn't swallow anything weird. It's just weird.

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    @Alice Kable oh no! That's terrible! I watch Lola's toys super closely so I am certain she didn't anything weird. She's not throwing up either & if by some chance she did-it would of came up by now or she'd be really sick right? I'm stumped! I've thought about taking her to the vet but she has no 'real' symptoms. She's eating, drinking, playing, pooping just as normal. That's why I'm thinking it's her food?

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    well my dogs will get tired of their food sometimes. just dont want to eat it anymore. i think its normal. have you tried giving her some chicken or hamburger? if she eats it up like mad you will know its probably the food. or you can try another brand. or canned food as a topper to entice eating. mine expect some canned rubbed on their food to eat. good luck hope she starts eating soon. if it continues and she doesnt want to eat anything then id say a vet visit it in order.

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    I have a picky eater also! Layla will look at her food and looj at me like "Really...dog food?!?!" I put a teaspoon of pumpkin in her food and she LOVES it. It also helps with her poo and is full of vitamins. I have also used Nupro. Its a supplement that you mix with water to make a "gravy" She loves both
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