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Old 02-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. We have had Lily for two weeks now and she is doing GREAT! Currently she is eating Blue Buffalo Grain Free Puppy food. We give her 1/4 cup in the morning and a 1/4 cup at dinner time. The problem is (not sure if this is normal or a problem), she doesn't eat the food out of the bowl. I'm so afraid of her not eatting enough that I put the food in her Kong and she plays with it and eats it out of there.

I guess I'm just concerned that she doesn't really eat out of her food bowl when you put it down. She is gaining weight. We took her to the doctor last week and she was 3 lbs. 7 oz. when we got her and 10 days later weighed 4 lbs. 1 oz. Thanks for any info. Wanda
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They can be picky!!! Maybe she doesn't like the bowl? I wouldn't worry to much, as long as she does eat, and is gaining.
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You could try adding a little canned food and mix it up. I get the science diet puppy chicken and mix with his kibble.


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If shes small maybe the bowl is too big? or the height is not right.
Just thinking. Or Picky Could Be It.
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Lili got a plastic bowle at the beginning, bud never wonna to eat outh of it. When i did put the biscuits on the floor, she did eat them... when she was littlebit older, i dit buy her a silver bowl, and she begann to eat her food outh of there... maby u should also see if she prefour to eat the food from a other plaite ;-) Lili gets special glutein free " xxs food" , sometimes i mix it up with some wet food too.


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When I first got Oakley he wouldn't eat out of the bowl but if I put some on the floor around it he would eat it. Now he eats out of his bowl. Some days he eats better than others. He was 3 pounds 8 oz last week. As long as he eating some and drinking water I try not to worry.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As long as she's eating the full amount I think it's fine. I actually like to feed out of a kong, then they're doing some work to get their food
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When Dewey first came, he would only eat it off the floor. He's 9 months now and eats off a saucer.
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Mason used to take his out of his bowl and put it all over the floor and then would eat it. Took him forever. Now he gobbles it up.
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I think you should try a different bowl. I took me 3 or 4 bowls to find the perfect one-- a small sauce dish! I think some dogs don't like the noise that certain bowls make when the food moves around. Of course, my dog takes his food from the bowl, places it on the carpet, and then chomps down.
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