07-02-2013, 07:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Oops! I realized I only posted the first line before. Here is my situation:
Dany is 13 weeks old. In the last week I have noticed a change in her eating habits. She has never been overly food-motivated, but lately it seems like she has lost her appetite. For instance, she will refuse lunch or only eat half of her dinner. (We have been feeding her the same amount for the last 3 weeks)
She has been getting more exercise lately and socializing more with doggy play dates (they are fully vaccinated). The increased play/exercise was to help her sleep at night... and keep my skin from being a play toy! I thought the more exercise would make her more hungry, not less. I get worried that she is sick, but everything else seems absolutely normal. When we get back from play or walks she takes a nap and wakes up ready for her next adventure. (She is going to the vet this friday for boosters.)
Is it possible I was feeding her too much before? Should I just leave out food all the time in case she is hungry later? Should she be moving from 3 to 2 meals a day? Does this warrant an earlier trip to the vet? Are we over doing it with play and exercise? Does she need a different food brand?
I feel like an overly paranoid mom, but she is a growing pup and needs to be properly nourished! I try to feed her at regular times, but when she refuses/doesn't finish a meal I don't know the best way to handle it. I don't want to feed her too late and have her waking up 2x in the night.
Any advice would be much appreciated! This forum is so wonderful, thanks for the help!!