Weve had out new dane for about a week now, during his time here he has been happy, active and boisterous as any pup is, he happily sleeps on his bed, goes for walks and is eating and pooping normally (although small poos)
He has absolutely no interest in food - and as he is underweight it is a bit of a problem. We are currently changing him over to eagle pack holistic giant breed food from Bonnie dog food (crap food), He is offered 4 cups of dry food in the morning and also gets 200grams of tucker time. He then is offered 5 cups of dry food in the evening. He eats mabye 3 cups of dry food out of all food eaten and eats all of the tucker time. Even if we removed the tucker time from his meals he will still only eat a small amount of dry food.
I have cooked him some chicken, pasta and vegies which he did eat after it sitting there for about 4 hours.
I know that it could be just because he is settling in, but he has lost probably 500grams to a kilo while here with us through not eating and probably a bit of stress too. I want to get him desexed fairly soon but im hesitant doing it when he is quite thin.
The vets have deemd him healthy - just underweight, they could only reccomend a chemical appetite stimulant that would work for a short time and then lose its affect - id prefer to get him eating consistantly naturally so that it wont be an ongoing problem.
Any ideas would be much appreciated