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Old 24-04-2011, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We have got a 6 month old black lab, we have had him from 10 weeks and up until a few days ago he was hoovering his food in seconds yet since its warmed up he's not keen on eating...in fact he won't eat his food but still wants anything else the kids are willing to give him,
we have managed to get him to eat today but only when he could take it from our hand not the bowl
Is it normal for dogs to lose their appetite when its hot?
also should we leave him to go to the bowl or allow him to eat from our hands...not sure what to do for the best
would really appreciate any advice
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Old 24-04-2011, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine all hoover their food no matter what, but it sounds quite logical that he might not be as hungry when it's warm. I know I don't always fancy eating so much when it's hot. Or he might have a wee bug or upset tum and just be temporarily a bit off his food - nothing to worry about.

I would just offer him his food in his bowl as normal, leave it 10-15 mins and then remove it, and offer fresh food at next meal time. He won't let himself starve. I wouldn't start feeding him by hand, in case he decides being hand fed is much better than eating from his dish.
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Yes 1 mine girls lose her appetite, when it hot, I just change the time around to when i feed her. I tend wait till cool on night, when she more active.
Make sure plenty clean water around for her drink threw out the day.

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You said he is happy to eat what the kids give him...do you mean hand feeding him his own food or do you mean human food / treats? Because if the kids are giving him food other than his own he may not fancy his own or he may be filling up on junk - a bit like children really why eat supper if you can have crisps?
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