Louie won't eat when I am gone - Maltese Dogs Forum : Spoiled Maltese Forums


SpoiledMaltese.com is the premier Maltese Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Spoiledmaltese is a resource and forum for information and help with your Maltese. We do not support or endorse the selling of animals on this site.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Rocks's Avatar
 
Name: Jerry
Dog's Name: Louie
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 632
Default Louie won't eat when I am gone

Last week I had a lot of running around to do and I can't take Louie since I'm doing it on a motorcycle. I've been coming back home every 3-4 hours to let him out to do his business. I spend about 10 minutes with him before I leave again. I'm going to places I can't take him and I would dare leave him outside. I've noticed he doesn't touch his food until I am back in for the evening. I'm not really worried since he is still eating every day and he is still pooping on his regular schedule, once in the morning and again later at night.

I do have a hard time leaving him knowing he won't eat until I am back but I have no choice since I have to get this stuff done before the weather gets too bad to take my motorcycle. I even tried giving him his favorite treats and he didn't touch them until he saw me take off my coat and sit on the couch. Even during the times I come back he won''t eat until he knows I am in for the day. Its like he knows if I am going to leave again or stay home. I just find it amazing how fast he has learned to read my intentions. He can tell when I am going to leave again, when I am getting ready for bed and when I am up in the morning and not just going to the bathroom. He can also tell when I am just going outside for a few minutes or leaving for a while.

I going to have to leave him again next week for a few days to get more of my running around out of the way. I'm hoping I can get it all done next week but it looks like It will be at least another 2 weeks to complete my tasks. I'm sure he knows I'll be back as I always come back but it bothers me that he worries and won't eat until I am back.
__________________
I'm a Louie dog, give me a treat!




At the Bridge...
Smokey my Shepard/Husky mix
Brutus and Trooper, Doberman's
Tera, Great Dane
Ralph, Mixed assortment of furry beasts
Gremlin, Husky
Peanut, Dachshund
Slick and Mr. Foo, cat brothers
Chubby my big fat gray cat with tighty whitey's
Skinny butt, mixed breed female cat
rag-a-muffin, wild haired mixed breed cat
Rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Grace'sMom's Avatar
 
Name: Tori
Dog's Name: Grace -maltipoo, Gus - poodle mix
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 4,172
Default

Gus is like that.... If I give him a treat before I leave, he will lay with it in his bed until I get home, then he eats it!

If you are worried, maybe chop up some boiled chicken or cheese and give him a few dices of that during the few minutes you are back home.... I'm sure he would love that
__________________

Grace (Dec. 4, 2011) & Gus (Dec.15, 2009)






my lyme journey blog: faith, water, & yoga

my lyme video (updated link):
Tick,tick,tick... Time to see Lyme
Grace'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Maisie and Me's Avatar
 
Name: Michelle
Dog's Name: Maisie Rose
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: east coast
Posts: 2,597
Default

Jerry, all 3 of mine do that also. I guess if they were left long enough they would eat eventually. Even my dogs ar the Bridge did that!
__________________
MAISIE ROSE
Maisie and Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
edelweiss's Avatar
 
Name: sandi
Dog's Name: Kitzel & Liesl
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 11,404
Default

Again, I would be very careful about giving cheese due to the fear of pancreatitis (our grand dog had it chronically---he was a rescue). If Louie is really hungry he will eat--and as long as he eats when you get home, don't worry. Normally dogs will not starve themselves.
__________________
Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.), - St. Bernard
"Life without a maltese is like summer without ice-cream." - St. Edelweiss
"Until one has loved an animal,
part of their soul remains unawakened."
"Wag more Bark less"
edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Rocks's Avatar
 
Name: Jerry
Dog's Name: Louie
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 632
Default

I'm not really worried since he does eat when I get home. I am more upset that he won't eat when I leave since this means he is most likely upset that I am gone. I think its a form for doggie blackmail! "If you leave I'm not eating" The furry monster is giving me guilt trips. And yes, he gathered his treats and laid down with them. He actually watched me take off my coat and shoes and waited until he seen me get into my comfortable indoor clothes. Once I changed clothes and sat on the couch he started eating his treats.
__________________
I'm a Louie dog, give me a treat!




At the Bridge...
Smokey my Shepard/Husky mix
Brutus and Trooper, Doberman's
Tera, Great Dane
Ralph, Mixed assortment of furry beasts
Gremlin, Husky
Peanut, Dachshund
Slick and Mr. Foo, cat brothers
Chubby my big fat gray cat with tighty whitey's
Skinny butt, mixed breed female cat
rag-a-muffin, wild haired mixed breed cat
Rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Zoe's Mom88's Avatar
 
Name: Barbie
Dog's Name: Zoe (Kyra my Angel in Heaven)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 5,479
Default

I think a lot of dogs do that. Zoe doesn't eat whether I'm home or not but that's anoher story. But my last furbaby would do the same thing....I would leave her treats and she wouldn't eat them until I got back home. Louie loves you and isn't comfortable until your back home.
Zoe's Mom88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Rocks's Avatar
 
Name: Jerry
Dog's Name: Louie
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 632
Default

I've had other dogs and I know they were always happy to see me when I got home I never noticed that they wouldn't eat while I was gone. I think I noticed with Louie because we do spend so much time together and I monitor his intake and output. Since I am on such a tight budget its best for me to notice any changes in health or behavior before they can get bad. He is also the smallest dog I've ever had so he does get special attention as I know he is more susceptible to injury.
__________________
I'm a Louie dog, give me a treat!




At the Bridge...
Smokey my Shepard/Husky mix
Brutus and Trooper, Doberman's
Tera, Great Dane
Ralph, Mixed assortment of furry beasts
Gremlin, Husky
Peanut, Dachshund
Slick and Mr. Foo, cat brothers
Chubby my big fat gray cat with tighty whitey's
Skinny butt, mixed breed female cat
rag-a-muffin, wild haired mixed breed cat
Rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Gabby's Avatar
 
Name: Gabby
Dog's Name: Sagirah, Brito, Brisa and Khadijah. All malteses
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Santiago, CHILE
Posts: 354
Default

Mine do that too. So before I leave I make sure they eat. I gave them homecooked meal very early in the morning, its their fav meal so they dont skip it.


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________
Gabby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
CorkieYorkie's Avatar
 
Name: Courtney
Dog's Name: Ozzie (& Lisa @ the bridge)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 1,455
Default

Ozzie also won't eat unless I'm home. Very annoying for my bf...lol
__________________

CorkieYorkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Rocks's Avatar
 
Name: Jerry
Dog's Name: Louie
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 632
Default

This is just too funny, our fluffs going on hunger strike until we come home. I have tried feeding him before I leave but even treats are left behind. It is like he can read my mind and knows when I am planning to leave. Even on days when I am not going anywhere he never eats when I first put out food. He will sniff at it and check to make sure he is happy but then he walks off until he is good and ready to eat. He seems to be more of a snacker. He gets a mouthful of food and walks into the middle of the living room, drops it and then eats it. I have never seen him do this and go back for more but he will do this when ever he feels like it throughout the day.
__________________
I'm a Louie dog, give me a treat!




At the Bridge...
Smokey my Shepard/Husky mix
Brutus and Trooper, Doberman's
Tera, Great Dane
Ralph, Mixed assortment of furry beasts
Gremlin, Husky
Peanut, Dachshund
Slick and Mr. Foo, cat brothers
Chubby my big fat gray cat with tighty whitey's
Skinny butt, mixed breed female cat
rag-a-muffin, wild haired mixed breed cat
Rocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com