I've just brought home a 10 week old Shih Tzu Jack Russel X. She's a good weight and seems well. I bought the same puppy food she had been on, Optimum, but she won't eat anything.
Unfortunately, you might consider taking her to the vet. Loss of appetite can very frequently mean disease - anything from cancer to kidney disease. As well, it could indicate that she's having dental problems, becuase something is making her uncomfortable in her mouth.
There's a chance that the change of circumstances is stressing her out which has made her lose her appetite, but she should really recover it very soon. Since they're so fragile at this young age, I would consult with a vet very soon.
Puppies frequently freak out when changing hands. It isn't just the new environment, it's the loss of mom and siblings. Consider being away from your family for the first time as a child.
You can feed your puppy boiled rice with boiled unseasoned chicken.
If she won't eat that or becomes weak or doesn't play, see what the vet has to say.
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8 week old puppy who is not eating, but is drinking water.
Check with whoever you got the puppy from. What were they feeding him/her? How long has it been since the puppy has eaten? There may be underlying issues.
My puppy is 8 weeks old. I got her two days ago. She hasn't eaten any food on her own since I've had her. I've been giving her nutritive paste every two hours to keep her blood sugar up and she has been drinking water.She is active and alert, but just won't eat any food. I've tried giving her two different kinds of wet food and added some plain chicken in as well and she has no interest. Should I take her to the vet at this point?
I would also call the vet. It is possible, that there is a medical reason for her not to eat.
But there could also be other reasons. Maybe you could also find out what kind of food your puppy ate before? My dog rarely eats when she is in a new environment.
YES!! A vet trip is warranted! ASAP!
Pups this young are often very fragile. They may need more of a mothers milk diet and the vet can give you the exact amounts and best brand to purchase.
Prayers for the fur baby and you!! Post back with updates!! Sending up lots of good wishes for your pupster!!
Yes do take her to a vet for a check-up. Have you tried bottle feeding her with warm milk, it is possible she is missing being nipple feed from her mother. The vet will help you decide what to do.
You could try skipping one of the supplement feedings to see if she gets hungry. But I would see the Vet right away. They can give you advice on how to get her started off right. I would try and get information from the previous owner as to what she was eating (if anything) if she was just nursing she may need some help getting started on solid food.
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My 7 week old pit puppy will not eat and has lost weight.
I am living in Saudi Arabia. I bought new dog, it's a German Sheppard puppy and it's just 45 days old. He was in a farm with his sister and his health was so good, I bought it before yesterday and until now he is refusing to eat.
Why isn't my puppy eating or drinking? it was her first real day home.