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My dog refuses to eat, please help
Hi everyone, I posted a few weeks back, that my dog is too naughty and I am thinking of giving him away. Well I read your responses, thank you and decided to keep him.
I managed to find a training school for him (basic obedience), it's an hour away from where we live, but we are willing to make the effort and take him every Saturday.
I do have another problem with him. And I thought you might have some advice with this.
He refuses to eat his pellets. This has been going on for a few months now. I buy him Hills Science Diet. I put his food down in the evening, he doesn't touch it. I take it away and put it in the morning again, and he doesn't eat it. Even if I leave his bowl out, the pigeons and cats come and eat it before him. We tried giving him wet food as well. He will eat it one night, and then leave it the next few nights.
He is losing so much weight. Plus he is one year old now, so I think all the hormones is causing him to lose weight as well.
BUT here's the other thing. Whenever he is in the yard, he will eat whatever WOOD he can find. We had those nice garden stumps to frame the edge and whenever we turned our backs he took one and chews it up. I actually find the wood in his poo.
Is this a problem I need to go see the vet about? Why doesn't he want to eat? I am seriously worried.
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all.
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