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Old 19-06-2019, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 10 month old Labrador Ruby has gone off her breakfast. The past 3 mornings she hasn’t eaten it until nearly lunchtime. Food hasn’t changed or anything. When we put her evening feed down she gobbles it straight up. Is there any potential reason for this? Or is she just not hungry first thing? Which seems strange for a Labrador!!
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Old 19-06-2019, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Has she been in season yet? If so, how long ago?
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Old 19-06-2019, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes she has had her first season and it finished about 2 weeks ago
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Old 19-06-2019, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A bit early to be getting hormonal then. Chloe normally starts around fifty days after her seasons, around the time where if she was having pups that they would be arriving. But all bitches are different so it could be that. It could also simply be that she is not hungry. You could try reducing her food slightly. Keep an eye on her motions, poo is often a good guide to health.
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Old 19-06-2019, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes I am reducing her food the past couple of days, just because I felt I was feeding her a bit too much. Her poo has been a little bit soft the past couple of days but not runny
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Old 21-06-2019, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Frustratingly Ruby is still off her breakfast. The food hasn’t changed as I thought keeping her to the same food was the best idea. Should I be changing the flavour/type every time I buy a new bag? I’ve tried not wetting the food and just keeping it dy. I’ve tried giving breakfast before and after walk. I’ve got home today and at 2pm she hasn’t ate it. If I take it out the bowl and give it her in handfuls she will eat it. I’ve cleaned out her bowls. She is still drinking fine and she would eat any treat I gave her, or if I did her chicken or rice. Her poo is still firm but not hard so just normal I would say. Any further ideas on what I should do?
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Old 21-06-2019, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Any further ideas on what I should do?
In the words of corporal Jones, "Don't panic!"

If she is drinking, her poos are fine and she's happy and active then it's extremely unlikely that there is anything wrong. It really sounds a hormonal thing. Chloe is VERY hormonal at the moment and if she does not eat a meal I pick it up and that's that. No messing. (I have to because if I leave it down Amy will eat it, and at her age she is going down on her hind legs, so any extra weight on her legs will do her no good.)

Personally I'd not panda to her. If the food was ok then it's still ok! As to wet or dry, I always feed wet to babies, simply to make sure there is enough moisture in their stomach to be able to process the food. But from about 6 months, once the adult teeth are through, I start feeding dry. I always feel that crunching on the hard food helps to keep the teeth clean, where soft wet food can stick around the teeth causing decay. But that's just my thought on the matter.
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I’ve struggled getting Pops and Freddie to eat. I feed exactly the same food as the breeder but Pops flatly refused it. I added a spoonful of wet food and mixed it in, with a raw egg yolk (not white as it inhibits the absorption of vitamin B in puppies...cooked is fine though) and a sprinkle of grated cheese and she woofs it down. For me it’s important with Pops that she maintains condition. She went several days when she first arrived when she’d barely eat a thing. Freddie has gone through a phase where he won’t eat his either! He gets a whole raw egg and the shell and I feed him in his crate and Pops next to him but outside the crate. Then they get the impression there’s competition and scoff the lot.
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Old 21-06-2019, 06:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok so my instinct was correct to give it dry now so I’ll continue that going forward
If you didn’t have another dog how long would you leave the breakfast down before taking it away? And would you then try again later or just leave it?
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If you didn’t have another dog how long would you leave the breakfast down before taking it away?
You know how long it is usual for her to clear it up. Personally I'd not leave it much longer than that. At 10 months old growth has slowed so it's not like she's a baby and needs the food to sustain the fast growth. So missing a meal or two wont harm her.

A word of caution, if you are in any way worried, any thoughts in your mind that things are not right, then your vet is the place to go. Remember, I cant see her so I'm taking generally rather than specifically. I'd never forgive myself if I said "All's well." and anything serious happened. And this is always a risk when giving advice on a forum like this. Many times over the years I've looked at my dogs, and had that deep down feeling that all was not well. Little things you cant really put your finger on. Little changes in behaviour, a gut feeling more than anything. We know our own dog better than anyone else so we see things anyone else would miss. I'm sure in the years to come you will develop this, almost 6th sense.
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