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Old 02-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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I have a 10 week old girl and the breeder weaned her on Pedigree Chum puppy food, I haven't been keen to give her this and wanted to get her onto James Wellbeloved but for the past few days she isn't interested in food at all, she will eat cooked chicken and I even bought some Bakers meaty chunks and she ate a few but I am worried shes not having 4 meals a day. In all other areas shes fine, her nose is wet, her tail high and shes full of energy and getting the hang of house training so its all a bit worrying, shes due her wormer tomorrow I wondered if I should give it her today. I am a new puppy owner as I usually have rescue dogs, any advice would be appreciated
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Welcome to DF! Maybe you could get a small package of what she is used to and gradually change her over to the kind you want to feed.
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Welcome to DF! Maybe you could get a small package of what she is used to and gradually change her over to the kind you want to feed.
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Vagreys is our resident nutrition expert. I'm sure when he reads your post he will have some very good recommendations and suggestions for you.
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Hi. She's 10 weeks. How long has she been weaned? What was she being fed before you got her? How much does she weigh, now?
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Hi she's 10 weeks and was weaned about 7 weeks into pedigree chum puppy food but the vet said to try and get her off it but she won't even eat that now, she weighs just over 1kg

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I hope your puppy is eating again. I have a Chihuahua that I've had from a puppy, but all I can say to your question is that Chihuahuas can be picky, which you already know.

I free feed. Sometimes I regret letting Rosie know that there's any food besides kibble, because I think she's holding out for a scrambled egg or cottage cheese topper.

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Hi Meli your right about being picky! I think I have finally sorted it, she loves James Wellbeloved Chicken food, shes also eating kibbles after playing with them for a while, she seems a grazer rather than eating her meals all in one go. I wormed her yesterday and hid the pill in some cheese, boy she loved that, is cheese good for them, I might try her with scrambled egg for breakfast.
This is Lily on her new bed which she likes on the sofa she seems to like being high up so she can boss the cats about!
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Hi Janiee Lily is super adorable While occasional human foods (Some types) is ok it's best to feed dog food as this will provide all the nutriants needed for a growing puppy too many human treats will possibly only make the pickiness worse. it's good to make a game out feeding times so great work and keep up the good work
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She is soooooo cute in the photo

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