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Pup not eating?

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Tessie

Which way did- they go?
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 8:28am PST 
Just wondering if you have ZiwiPeak or Addiction in Australia? I know they are both made in New Zealand which is closer to you than me big grin
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Augusta,- CGC, RN

Such a Good Dog!
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 11:25am PST 
I'd be asking the vet right away about the sudden vomiting and runny stools--that sounds like more than just not liking his food. He could have an underlying condition like parasites or an allergy. He could be rejecting food because he feels sickly when he eats.

My vet said he once had a client's pup that just couldn't seem to get weight on--just wasn't thriving and had repeated loose stools. They'd treat him, tried deworming, etc., but it kept coming back. Finally they tried some probiotics and that did wonders for him.

With my own adult dog, she kept getting diarrhea on occasion over the course of a few months, but otherwise seemed fine. We tried medication and limited ingredient diet, but it would happen again. The vet ended up trying a one week deworming regimen on her, even though her samples showed nothing and that cleared up her issues.
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Shiver Me- Timbers- "Charlie"

My Little Dog, a- heartbeat at my- feet.<3
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 12:42pm PST 
I too, would have to recommend feeding the dogs separately. It's the only way to ensure that Rogue is eating, and to ensure that he's eating HIS food only. Separately, and on a schedule. I actually find it easier this way, to monitor for potential health issues(such as not eating), when I feed like this.

Not sure what to recommend for Australia though.

That said, Acana IS a great dog food. Sadly, the company waaayyy underestimated how popular they would become and having only two kitchens, they're hardly keeping up with demand NOW, let alone nationally. I believe some European places gets their food, a few US places, and all of Canada. But only certain pet stores can carry it because of supply and demand(why would major pet store chains get supply if Champion Pet Foods couldn't keep up with their demand?).
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'Barcoola'- Rogue

Door? What door?
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 1:59pm PST 
Well I tried Rogue this morning on the Optimum with a handful of the advance mixed into it; he ate most of it straight away which was brilliant to see. Usually he only eats a few biscuits then wanders off. At least I've got enough optimum to last a week so I can increase the advance laugh out loud

I did ask the vet about his vomiting and diarrhea - he has an appointment tomorrow morning for his last vaccination and a check-up, but it does seem to have calmed down a bit now. I'm fairly certain it was just from him pigging out on shep and indys food because he doesn't eat it as much now.

And I know how the aussies feel trying to find a decent food - I am so jealous of the range that is available in the US. I was thinking about going raw, but with the weird hours I tend to do at work, as well as uni I've never been able to keep a regular schedule.

I felt sorry for a couple of puppies at preschool - the 13wk old beagle pup is so overweight and they kept feeding her treats for not doing anything. Then when I was trying to get Rogue to focus on me during an exercise, they kept letting her jump on him and wouldn't pull her back >.<

There was a 12wk old ridgeback pup as well that the lady kept screaming at for not sitting and not coming back to her.. isn't it better to wait until they are actually focused on you before trying to get them to do something? When I saw that Rogue was more interested in playing with the beagle I ended up just letting him - no point wasting my breath and possibly have him become deaf to everything I say :S
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'Barcoola'- Rogue

Door? What door?
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 8:53pm PST 
I was also wondering, do you think doing 2 different puppy preschools at the same time would be too much for Rogue? I was thinking about signing up to another one held on Sunday mornings (the one we're doing now is on Tuesday night) but I wasn't sure if this might be a little too stressful for him or just another chance to let him socialise. If I don't sign him up this week I'll lose the opportunity because he'll be too old by the time the courses are offered again.
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Jackson Tan

Lad about town
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 11:00pm PST 
I personally wouldn't have a problem doing 2, its a good chance to socialise if nothing else ... Plus the other people in the class you're doing now sound like disruptive morons. Does the teacher allow the yelling? If they do I probably would just leave. That's very inappropriate.

I don't know what to say about the overweight beagle ... that's just disgusting, especially at such a young age. Poor pup.

Sadly most dog regular owners are very ignorant. People who post on dogster seem to be in the minority. Things will improve hopefully when you finish pup school and move onto adult school (if you decide to do that) people who go to these are usually much better.

Glad Rogue is eating now, he probably just was filling up on the other food. Glad you're getting a vet check too. smile
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'Barcoola'- Rogue

Door? What door?
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 5, '13 11:36pm PST 
Yeah I'm hoping to move on to obedience classes soon, then agility foundations after that, then finally agility once he turns 1 or so. Maybe a bit later, depends on how rebellious he is laugh out loud

The lady running the class told them to restrain them, I think it took a little while because there was a 17wk old pup there who was growling and snapping at all the other dogs and she'd taken her somewhere quiet so she wasn't too overwhelmed by the more boisterous puppies. By the end of it she was sat out with them without shaking so it was a start smile

And even more good news on the food - he snuck into the house when I wasn't looking and found the bag of food; I came in to find him with his whole head in the bag happily munching away lol He's definitely enjoying it more than the optimum.

And no Tessie, I haven't heard of those ones before cry Maybe I'll have to try somewhere like brisbane if I can ever get there.
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MIKA&KAI

Akita Pals- Always.
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 5:49am PST 
Glad to hear Rogue is enjoying the new food!!! Better yet that he is actually eating.big grin As far as the puppy classes sign him up. If it is too much for you or him,you can always drop the one you like least. Please let us know what the vet has to say when you take him back tomorrow and be sure to let the vet know what you have done with him as well.
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'Barcoola'- Rogue

Door? What door?
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 6:24pm PST 
The vet said Rogue looked perfect although she was a little worried about the vomiting etc that it could be an allergy thing. I told her he hadn't done it for awhile but she said keep an eye out and take him straight back if he starts again or if I start having trouble with his skin. He's still eating which is good and gained another 1.4kg since 2 weeks ago. She couldn't believe how tall he's gotten laugh out loud

I'm going up to sign him up for that other puppy class tonight, I think the extra interactions will be good for him. He met my grandparents dogs for the first time today, he was a little wary of the maremma but I'm not sure if that's because Indy's had such a hard time getting used to him. There was no growling or snapping though for which I'm thankful, they were all very calm and well-behaved smile
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Jackson Tan

Lad about town
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 10:10pm PST 
It sounds like he is getting excellent socialisation, esepcially seeming you take him everywhere too (I read your other post in puppy forum.)

It is a pity I live in Victoria, he could have had a playdate with my kelpie!

He sure is a cute little koolie, I've never seen a solid before. I found a stray red merle one at a market one time and was soooo close to taking him home but I wasn't sure whether he was lost or just going walkabouts from a stall holder so I didn't. I still think Of him though and to this day my husband swears we should have nabbed him. He had green eyes, the most amazing dog I've ever seen.

Glad he is eating the advance and the vet was pleased wirh him. smile Keep up the good work.
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