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    Hello all,

    My Marly seems to lost her appetite. I usally feed her twice a day once in the morning before I go to work at 5am and again at 5PM. For the last week she hasnt been eating in the morning but in the evening she will eat about 1 1/2 scoops of food and she has no problem drinking water. I took her to the vet on Saturday and there is nothing physcially wrong with her.She weighs about 33 pounds and is currently 8 months old. She is currently eating Nature's Valley Prairie Lamb and oatmeal which she liked it at first but I dont know if she just doesnt like it no more.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    How is she with treats? You could offer her something different and see if that made a difference. Another flavor of the same food doesn't require much of a transition and it may bring her interest back.

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    she eats the treats with no problem. Ironaically are also Nature's Valley. I should probabaly change up her treats also.

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    Does anybody suggest delious doggy treats?

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    Hi Dan,
    It is always odd when a bulldog denys a bowl of food, any kind of food! But this has happened to me before, and I came to find out the bag was sour. I don't know where that food ranks for health and nutrition, check out the dog food ratings.

    My last question is there any chance she has swallowed something? Everytime Yuna or Jesse swallow something, they are not themselves for a while, until it comes out the backside. Both of these lovely young ladies must be watched like a hawk, and I must be very particular about the toys they play with. Most recently, a giant toy cigar fell victim to their wrath, and half of it went down yuna's throat.

    Just continue to watch for signs of lethargy, check for hydration, and make sure she is pooping and peeing. I would probably change her food too.
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    Fromm has some good Grain Free treats but many members use baby carrots or frozen green beans. Princess Gracie wont eat the carrots or beans tho....

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    Default Re: Bully Not Eating

    Frank went through a period where he didn't eat his kibble at all and we were a little worried. But we switched to a different brand and he started eating again. But he can be a bit picky. We have noticed he doesn't really like anything with fish in it. So it has been a bit of a struggle to find a food he likes and that agrees with him. For treats we give him frozen green beans, carrots, small amounts of cottage cheese or yogurt, and he also likes EVO beef treats that we break into smaller pieces and use for training.

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    I agree with desertsky's advice. Is she eating snacks still in the evening or is she just not hungry? If it is the food you would think she would still be eating other goodies in the foods place, or wanting them anyhow. My boy is a pig and has never denied eating any food at all, unless we leave him home alone. The only time the food and water dont get touched is when we leave the house but the boys make up for that like crazy once we do get home. lol

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    I agree with desertskybulldogs, Good luck and I hope she jumps back into her reg feedings soon. Just keep an eye on her.

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    Great advice from desertsky. It is a good sign that she is eating her PM meal and I assume she keeps food and water down. The only time my Bullys have not eaten is when there has been a blockage, and then they would usually eat and puke and eat the puke; that would continue until I got it cleaned up! Try topping her meal with some lean ground meat cooked with garlic powder, Good luck!

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    I want to elaborate and say that it was a TOY cigar, a very large one, (about 12 inches long) that is meant for tug o war. Think it was a tuffy toy. It was not a real cigar, I know my original post sounded like it was. Edited!

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    No advice here since I have never had a problem with Lola or Brodie eating....actually could not imagine Brodie NOT eating! My issues is his eating too fast and always hungry. You have come to the right spot for advice though and will get plenty of it. I will say that Marly is certainly a pretty girl!
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