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Tegan refusing food

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When Tegan was a puppy she was a very fussy eater and often didn't eat her meals. I have always fed her twice a day with just her treats in between. As she grew older and following a couple of different trials with different brands of dog food we are currently on Wellness Simple Food Solutions venison as well as the Wellness venison canned food. I mix 1/2 cup kibble with 1 oz. canned twice a day and her appetite was good until the recent time change. Now she is leaving her breakfast again. Today I gave it to her again at lunch time and she sniffed it and walked off.

Has anyone else had experience with this fussy eating and what did you do about it?
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Uma can be picky sometimes. We usually call it her hunger strike. :)

I think some of the time its simply that she doesn't like to eat alone. If I put food in her dish and walk away, she's going to walk away. If I put food in her dish and then hang out in the kitchen there's a much better chance of her eating. We've even gon so far as to move her dish into the living room when we are eating in there and she'll almost automatically jump on it. Social butterfly, I tell you.

The most important thing to note that our vet told us is that a dog isn't going to starve. Sometimes they just don't have big appetite. Don't worry unless Tegan seems depressed, extremely sleepy, etc.
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