I am at my wits end here! My Bodhi has never been a fantastic eater, would rather have pats than eat and it always seems like a chore for him to eat. Now he is just about not eating at all! This has been going on now for 2 weeks since I moved away from my sisters place and I thought maybe he was pining for his mate Rusty but its not like he's lacking attention, there are 5 people lavishing him with love and cuddles and its just getting worse. I took him to the vets in the first week because he vomited once and I started to get very worried and she said he could have picked up a gastro bug. He is not vomiting now and will drink water but I cannot make him eat anything more than a few morsels. He still goes for walks and runs – don’t know where he gets the energy – and still looks perky when he does walk/run!!! I have tried everything from fresh chicken and lamb to boiled chicken and cooked lamb and chicken soup and kangaroo and fresh mince - nothing - if I try to hand feed him he eats maybe 2 small pieces then drops any more I attempt to give him. He has started doing the strangest thing with his nose when I put food down in front of him. He gets his nose and pushes it along the ground towards the bowl and pushes his nose down the edges of the bowl - I've seen him in the past use his nose to dig up dirt and grass to cover bones up - and its this same action, he then eats maybe 2 small pieces and walks away and lies down - he sleeps lots too. Ive tried not hand feeding him at all and just leaving food for him but he does not touch it, I have persevered for 2 days but then I give in and hand feed him the pathetic small pieces he takes. He is 3 years old and a big boy Ridgeback X Mastiff (we think) and has always been lean but he is now looking quite skinny. I am taking him back to the vets tomorrow for xrays - incase there is something internal the vet hasn’t picked up (he is pooing so I wouldn’t think its a blockage).
Has anyone had anything like this? Could he really be missing his mate and depressed? Or has anyone had something like this and it turned out to be worse internally?? Does anyone have any suggestions for me, I am really struggling here (