My basenji, Jax, is 5.5 months old. He has never been a super excited eater except apparently when he is at friends homes. I have changed his food 4 times now(not by choice) each time he would stop eating and I would try warm water etc. he would eat it then if I didn’t transition he would stop all together. I know he is hungry, just wong eat. So anyway we are on food 4 now which he loved at a friends house because their dogs ate that. It worked for about a month now he is done with this food(and he didn’t even love it) I would some days have to add water, some days water and a little Kong stuffing. Now will barely touch it. I have seen on here before the saying if he is hungry he will eat. I am not so sure he will, he does the classic stomach is empty in the morning so he will throw up. On mornings I cannot get him to eat. The past few days he has been especially not thrilled about eating. Not even my vet is sure what to do because we have switched to foods for the vet and he is still not a fan of that food. I know he is not “sick” has normal bowel movements etc. Please help!!
Hello all, thank you for the responses, we are still working on crate training and he is not there yet. But he is calming down each day that goes by, he is behaving like I would expect him to at this age. He is so cuddly and loving and is starting to get over his separation issues and is starting to be independent. Ran into an issue last week with him not wanting anything to do with his food but a little water to the food did the trick and he is back to normal. I am not sure If I can post pics but I hope I can.
I am Nick, I just got Basenji puppy 4 days ago he is a few days shy of 11 weeks old. I was definitely planning for sleepless nights, and just general puppy issues but I have a concern. I let my little guy sleep in bed with me because right now that is the safest place for him. The reason I started this is because I bought a large pen and a properly sized crate. Got him used to both of them, he doesn’t mind wandering in and out of them but as soon as the door is shut on either, all bets are off. There is no way he can be calmed, I cannot calm him down. Food will not calm him down, treats, toys, nothing. He gets to a point in the crate or play area that he is going to hurt himself with the excessive scratching atthe door. This obsessive behavior continues if im laying on the bed and hes not or im on the couch and he’s not, and he will do anything to get my attention. I understand a little of this behavior but I cant even get in the shower without him going absolutely nuts. Please help me. What can I do?