Not eating..

So.. Tillo 'stopped' eating. A week ago (friday evening) he threw up his raw meal.. The next morning he ate normal (but I gave him less). Saturday evening he didn't want to eat.. and it has been like that since..
He doesn't want his raw meal, so he's back to his kibble for now.. He's eating little bits, but he has lost 'a lot of' weight and you can see his hip bones, ribs and backbone.. 😞
He was also a bit slower for the first days, but he's full of energy now. His poo is good and he is still drinking.. (maybe even more than before.. but that can have something to do with the kibble)

Yesterday he ate quite a bit, so we thought he was good.. but today he hasn't really eaten..

I don't really know what's wrong or what to do to get him to eat..
First I thought maybe the raw wasn't good anymore.. but I opened and tried three other packages.. so that's not it.
I also figured that he was just being 'spoiled' and testing us.. But he gets the same 10-15 minutes to eat and nothing more.. And we don't put anything in the food to make it taste better.. Then I thought.. maybe he's just not hungry.. but I believe he is hungry because he does take a look at his food and comes to me when he hears me getting some food.. But then he looks at his foodbowl like.. ''juck.. no thanks..'' He still gets the same amount of walks.. (which is 3+ hours a day..) so he just HAS to eat..!!

..We will call the vet tomorrow..

did you check his teeth? and the skin in his mouth?
Fingers are crossed!

Regards,
Esther

@soulmate:

did you check his teeth? and the skin in his mouth?
Fingers are crossed!

Regards,
Esther

Yes, nothing to see or feel.. He also still chews his rawhide at night..

I hope you find what is making Tillo feel ill. Don't be surprised if once on the mend he doesn't want to eat any of the foods that he was eating when he started to feel sick. When my cat became ill and eating made him feel worse, when we finally got him turned around and doing better we couldn't feed the same food anymore, he would refuse. Even foods with the same protein source were snubbed for quite awhile.

I would stop the rawhide until he is better.
What did the vet say?

@sharronhurlbut:

I would stop the rawhide until he is better.
What did the vet say?

I haven't called the vet yet. Will do that tomorrow. He ate some kibble tonight, so I'm happy with that..
About the rawhide, I don't know if it can really harm him? He's chewing it once every few days.. not really eating it..

I don't give my dogs rawhide anytime, but that is just me.

@lvoss:

I hope you find what is making Tillo feel ill. Don't be surprised if once on the mend he doesn't want to eat any of the foods that he was eating when he started to feel sick. When my cat became ill and eating made him feel worse, when we finally got him turned around and doing better we couldn't feed the same food anymore, he would refuse. Even foods with the same protein source were snubbed for quite awhile.

I hope I can feed him raw again, but first things first. I don't really care what he eats.. I just want him to eat and gain at least 2-4 pounds

I hope you find out what's bothering Tillo. It's good that he ate some tonight.

@sharronhurlbut:

I don't give my dogs rawhide anytime, but that is just me.

I buy from a special brand: http://www.farmfood.co.uk/rh_additional_info.htm
They have very good rawhides.

I've always had problems with Apache and food. Whenever he used to snub his food I found that some boiled beef or chicken would get him eating again.

I don't have any words of wisdom…just wanted to say that I hope Tillo starts feeling better! 🙂

I know most of these discussions come down to poo, but I'm sure the vet will probably want a stool sample too. I hope he doesn't have some sort of parasite.

How old is Tillo now?

Dallas went through a phase right before he turned a year old, around 10 months or so, where he would pick at his kibble but essentially not eat much. He has since started eating again & licks the bowl clean. I have been told through puppyhood they can go through spurts where they eat tons & then spurts where they don't eat much at all.

Hope it's just a small spurt & that he's not ill! Keep us updated!

hows Tillo doing now janneke??

geef hem een kusje van ons…. arme knul.... 🙂

@Ninabeana26:

How old is Tillo now?

Dallas went through a phase right before he turned a year old, around 10 months or so, where he would pick at his kibble but essentially not eat much. He has since started eating again & licks the bowl clean. I have been told through puppyhood they can go through spurts where they eat tons & then spurts where they don't eat much at all.

Hope it's just a small spurt & that he's not ill! Keep us updated!

He just turned one 😉

He had a good day today! He ate all his kibble! I decided not to call the vet. I hope he will eat some of his raw tomorrow.. but maybe I'll wait an extra day or two.. Now he just needs to gain weight again 🙂 But I'm sure he will now he's eating..

Sometimes it's enough to only post something.. really weird.. I hope it continues this way, thanks everybody!

I used to have boys that would stop eating and get thin when females in the neighborhood were in heat.
Glad he is eating and hopefully he will gain back his weight soon!

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