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    Hi everyone, im new to this forum.

    Our 5 month old blue staffy Vash has gone off his food the last few days, it took him all day to have a normal serving of kibble and wet food, he is teething so i would assume its just to sore for him to eat at the moment possibly, his wet food is the same brand however its not as jelly like as the other tin we get (same brand, same type, just seems to be different in the smaller tins).

    We have tried his dry food on its own and still nothing, normally he goes crazy when its tea time but as of the last 3 days he couldn't care less, we gave him some cut up steaks yesterday for tea so he would have some food in his stomach and he went crazy for them and they were gone in about 5 seconds.

    Our routine has also changed a bit, on wednesday and thursday he went to work with my partner for the first time, and friday he spent the day outside for the first time while we were at work.

    I am going to try and get him in at the vet this morning but just wondering if anyone else has been through this as well, he is a big healthy boy (weighs about 15 kgs) - his parents were between 15 and 20kgs so his weight is as expected.

    Just a bit worried that his not eating so much.

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    Hi Missy,
    Welcome to the dog Forum. Our friends have two staffies and they love to eat human food and will sit for ages waiting for what they know is there, cunning is a word that springs to mind. Sounds like the teething could be giving him some pain when eating. With him eating the steak it is a good sign, he may now want steak all the time, let us know how you get on at the vets.

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    Welcome to the forum Missy. Let us know what the vet says.

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    he only gets steak on a rare occasion as a treat, we thought we would try steak last night to see if he would respond to it and boy did he lol i have managed to get him to eat about half a cup of biscuits from my hand a couple of biscuits at a time

    my partner has just remember that when he was at work with him vash was eating some sort of plant or something which had white liquid stuff coming out of it, has anyone ever heard of a plant like this?

    we live in central qld if that helps

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    Any plant with white sap is usually poisonous !!! I'd be going to the vets ASAP !!

    I hope the little fella is OK. Sardines or other oily fish can somtimes make the fussiest of dogs eat . Good luck.


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    I would go to the vet. Going off their food is a sign something is up.

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    so we saw the vet this morning, he said that is he is not vomiting and doesnt have diarrhea he isnt to bad he said that he does have a bit of redness around where his big adult teeth are coming through so has given us an antibacterial wash for his mouth, some powder to shake on his food to help settle his tummy as he thinks it is just something he has eaten as his tummy is a lil tender.

    all in all the vet said going off his food is probably because of the teeth coming through and he just doesnt want to eat a lot because his tummy is a little sore, if he gets worse he has to go back to go on fluids but i have tomorrow off as well so will at least be able to see how he goes over the next day and a bit, if need be then will be calling the after hours vet for an emergency appointment

    he didnt eat much of this plant thing as my partner said as soon as he saw him with it he took it off him so it was barely anything

    the vet wasnt to worried which has put me at ease but his our baby and will spend as much cash on him as needed for his health

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    Good to hear things look OK

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    just put his dinner down, biscuits that are a bit moistened, hasnt touched them, looks like it will be a long night and day tomorrow keeping an eye on him to see if he picks up

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    When Maggie had tummy problems the vet recommended cooked rice and boiled chicken meat as her food til her stomach settled.

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