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I have a four month old B&T coonhound, I've been feeding her Hills Ideal Balance (puppy formula). Before she would eat all 3 meals per day and then the last time I saw the vet, she would just sort of nibble here and there and eat between 2-3 meals per day. Now she's eating maybe 2 meals per day. She's starting to lose some of her teeth so I don't know if the kibble is hurting her teeth or what. I've been having to mix things into her kibble, such as chicken or some cheese for her to take interest. I've tried moistening her food with chicken broth with little success. She takes treats just fine and when we have to crate her for a few hours or so I always give her a Kong filled with yummy things, so I count that as a meal in itself.

Any ideas? I've already had to switch her food once because she didn't like what I had originally bought her (Whole Earth Farms puppy formula).
 

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It could be that its a little sore, or it could be she is no longer a fan of the food. What kind of hills are you currently feeding (chicken, lamb, beef ect.) ?
Are the treats she's eating also hard/crunchy?
 

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It could be that its a little sore, or it could be she is no longer a fan of the food. What kind of hills are you currently feeding (chicken, lamb, beef ect.) ?
Are the treats she's eating also hard/crunchy?
Chicken. And she loves anything chicken. Most of the treats I feed her are soft.
 

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Maybe try offering some crunchier treats, if she's hesitant to eat them then its probably sore gums/teeth from teething/loosing teeth. If she eats them fine, it may be that she's not into the food anymore.
 

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It could be her teeth bothering her. For our puppies, I have always used frozen raw pig ears. They last a long time and really satisfy chewing and teeth relief.

It could also be the food tasting pretty bad, too. Hills is low quality and you would probably have better results with a higher quality, all life stages food like Taste Of The Wild. It has several different protein formulas to choose from and each time you get a new bag, you can get one with a different protein. It's a tastier food, and a new protein with each bag will keep it from getting boring.
 
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