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hi my bitch had puppies 9 weeks ago and now she wont eat her food ive tried soaking her dry food giving it her dry giving her meat. she will eat little bits from me but not alot, some days she wont eat her treats and shes loosing alot of fur, please help!!!! thsnk you

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Hello,

She shouldn't be getting any dry food as there is no good moisture in it. She should have and still be getting premium canned puppy food like Wellness, Blue Buffalo, Chicken Soup For The Dog Puppy Lovers Soul, or similar several times a day.

Do NOT feed her commercial dry foods that contain any wheat, corn, soy, by-products, glutens or other crap. That just makes a dogs health worse.

The difference in cost is negligible. You feed less premium foods than cheap commercial foods so you product goes further. You have to look at it as a per cost feeding and not the one time cost of the product.

You can try even adding extra things like a little cottage cheese, sardines, baby food or whatever she might like.

Sometimes a little bit of Apple Cider Vinegar will stimulate the appetite. Some of the smaller natural pet food store carry a sprinkle on supplement that will stimulate appetite.

You can try a little canned tune or canned salmon. Just keep trying things to get her to eat. Make absolutely sure she is getting plenty of water. If she gets dehydrated she will not  filling like eating. If she is not drinking, you may have to take her in to the vets office and they will give her a water balloon type shot. This will stimulate her to eat more.

I hope this helps and you can get her to eat plenty. Let me know if you have any further questions or would like more information on nutrition.

Roger  

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Can answer all nutritional information for all dogs. Common problems with food, supplements, weight control, allergies, fleas, etc. Questions regarding raw food, homemade food, skin & coat issues, ect. Can't and/or will not do medicinal type questions that the vet takes care of.

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I am certified in Dog Nutrition. Over 6 years now I've owned a natural pet food retail store. I've worked with hundreds of dogs and there owners to achieve better health. We promote a healthy balanced species related diet. This is the way nature made your pet to thrive. Fortunately for those who cannot or wish not to feed a raw based diet, there are alternatives with supplements and cooked food. Just don't let processed food be there only diet. Food is the most powerful medicine. Heal the core of the animal and the rest will take care of itself. We've turned the lives of many dogs around. There parents come back into the store and comment to us on how there dog acts like a real dog again. Our business is thriving and we continue to help many.

Organizations
We work with Second Chance Companions, Must Love Dogs, members of ASPCA, HSUSA and started our own personal "Red Head Rescue" (non chartered) for stray dogs and rescue dogs from high kill shelters. We've been able to heal the many health ailments these dogs have and place them in good homes.

Publications
Dog Food Decoded - How To Choose A Health Diet For Your Dog and Your Budget - Available on Amazon in Kindle format or Paperback. Various articles for in store and web.

Education/Credentials
Certified - Canine Nutrition Level Three. Last 7 years I've been working with veterinarians, holistic veterinarians, attending seminars and best of all, real life experience with hundreds of customer dogs and cats. I've seen what works and does not work. Feeding a proper species appropriate diet works for most ailments. We've taken away our petís natural diet and caused most of todayís problems.

Awards and Honors
None.

Past/Present Clients
Many satisfied pet owners coming to our store for nutritional help and advice.

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