10 month siberian just refuses to eat dry food
when my siberian husky reached 10 months she started to dislike her food.. so i ask around other owner they recommend some stimulant to make her eat... she did eat after but then few weeks later she doesn't want to eat anymore... and started to avoid it...
but she eat almost everything but not her dry food... but from time to time i offer her the same food and she would eat small amount only... she doesn't seem sick and is full of energy, but her weight is declining .. i'm a bit worried and have her consulted a vet, but i'm not satisfied with the answer... " she seems normal and beautiful. maybe she just eaten something bad for her"
but she isn't eating for almost 2 weeks and the changes is obvious that she is losing weight.
This is a tricky one to answer as it's impossible to be sure about why your pup's appetite has decreased and whether or not it's anything to worry about.
Obviously the first thing would be to have her checked out by your vet and you've already done that, so there's no obvious signs that she's sick which is good.
Puppies go through some huge developmental changes, at a phenomenal rate, and their appetites naturally fluctuate as this happens. Your pup is also an adolescent now and the rapid growth that she went through in the early months has slowed down, and so has her calorie requirements.
At this stage pups are often lean, angular and often out-of-proportion as they're teenagers (think about how your average teenager looks.. all long limbs and often slender too), this is normal and it could simply be a combination of these things that are causing your pup to lose some weight. In fact, unless you're weighing her regularly it could be more that she's gaining length and height without putting ON weight, rather than she's losing it. Of course I can't say for sure as I can't see her, you know her best and should be able to figure out if this is possibly what's happening.
Some dogs are also picky eaters and the more you pander to their whims the pickier they become. I would never recommend giving a pup or dog something to stimulate their appetite, that could lead to weight, and other health, problems later on. It is important to make sure she's eating a premium puppy food though so that she gets maximum nutrition from the small amount she does eat. There are lots of pages on my site that discuss the best foods for puppies and dogs, check out my Best Puppy Food Choices, Puppy Food Reviews and 10 Best Dog Food Choices pages for help finding the best options. You can also use the rating system described on my Dog Food Comparisons page to figure out if the food you're currently using is a quality food containing the right balance of ingredients.
As long as she gets a clean bill of health from your vet, is happy and active with firm, regular bowel movements, and is being offered a nutritious diet, personally I wouldn't worry too much about this. It's likely just a 'phase' she's going through and the best thing you can do is to just ignore it.
However, you know your pup best and if you feel that something is wrong and that she may be ill in some way then you need to go back to your vet. If you're not happy with the current diagnosis there's nothing wrong with seeking a second opinion either.
I hope this helps in some way and wish you the best of luck with your pup. Hope she's doing better soon so that you can feel better too!
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