Not eating in the morning

When we got Harley, we were told he eats 2x a day. Sometimes he eats in the morning, but most mornings he either only eats some of his food or leaves it alone entirely.

One of the mornings that he didn't eat, he went outside & threw up (which I've read can be because of not eating, then they throw up bile).

Anyway, I've reduced his food in the morning so that it's not such a waste if he doesn't eat it, but not sure what to do. Do we just cut out the morning feeding? Or reduce the food even more in the morning? Any input or ideas are welcome!

Give Harley a couple of dry dog biskets. Then offer food at a later time.
He might be going too long between meals and this makes the bile in his gut.
So, he might wake up with a sore tummy.
Also, I would give him a couple of dry biskets before bed.
Harley is very lucky to have found you.

Sometimes Jazz doesn't want to eat in the morning either. I'll sprinkle just a touch of garlic powder on her food, add a bit of water, and then she will eat.
Sometimes I give each of the dogs a little egg on their food, and she always eats that.

She is also the only one of mine that occasionally throws up bile in the morning.

I do give the dogs treats when they are put to bed, between 10 and 11 PM.

@kikker:

When we got Harley, we were told he eats 2x a day. Sometimes he eats in the morning, but most mornings he either only eats some of his food or leaves it alone entirely.

One of the mornings that he didn't eat, he went outside & threw up (which I've read can be because of not eating, then they throw up bile).

Anyway, I've reduced his food in the morning so that it's not such a waste if he doesn't eat it, but not sure what to do. Do we just cut out the morning feeding? Or reduce the food even more in the morning? Any input or ideas are welcome!

I would reduce the morning food…. if he is not eating it.. there is no reason to try to feed it... and you might want to try reducing the evening meal.. and adding that to the morning...

@sharronhurlbut:

Give Harley a couple of dry dog biskets. Then offer food at a later time.
He might be going too long between meals and this makes the bile in his gut.
So, he might wake up with a sore tummy.
Also, I would give him a couple of dry biskets before bed.

We gave Harley a couple of biscuits last night when we went to bed (11pm) and he got up this morning & ate most of his breakfast! 🙂 We'll try again & see if that continues to do the trick.

Wonderful…he didn't wake up with a tummy hurting!
Good job.

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