my new pup won’t eat, she watches my other dog eat, she is underweight, and very skittish.?
we got her on melbourne the other day and we can’t get her to eat more than a few biscuists at a time.? we don’t know how to get her to eat, she drinks water and eats grass. she is very placid (maybe to much)
A vet visit is in order if she hasn’t had one. I just noticed that you also said that she might be too “placid.” I don’t see how a puppy can be both placid and skittish at the same time, but if by placid you really mean lethargic (showing little energy or interest in things), that is not at all normal for a puppy. I hope she doesn’t have parvo or some similar illness, but you need to get her to a vet as soon as possible regardless. She needs an exam and she needs her puppy shots as soon as possible to prevent illness.
If she is healthy but refusing to eat, I agree with the person who said to feed her in a private area. If she is skittish and watches your other dog eat but won’t eat herself, it may be because she is nervous about her position in the pack and is afraid to eat in the presence of a higher-ranking dog. This makes a lot of sense, because some higher-ranking dogs will attack lower-ranking ones over food. If she is very submissive around you, she might not be willing to eat with you present either. But the first thing is to make sure that her skinniness is not due to health problems.
For Newfoundland Owners, I need more information about the breed?
I can’t find enough specific information on the web, so I decided to turn to you.
1. I am thinking about buying a sailboat and living aboard, would a Newfie be able to live happily on one, if they were given enough exercise -swimming?
2. Would a Newfie be able to cruise on longer voyages -months at a time?
3. I read on a couple of sites that they do not eat much for their size, and another said that they eat a ton. Which is true? About how much do they eat per day in cups, and -if you know- about how much would it cost per week, using high grade dog food (or what you pay). I understand that every dog is different and some eat more than other, but I just want about an average.
4. Do they do well in hot climates, like Florida? Is that too hot for them, or would some where like North Carolina be better? Can they adapt to different climates well?
Any information would be greatly appreciated because I don’t want to get a dog and not provide everything that he would need to be happy and healthy. If a Newf would be a terrible dog for a live aboard, then what would be a better dog more suited for the open seas? Thanks in advance.
Also, about how much does a Newfie cost? I don’t want a non certified breeder pup, or a high quality show dog either. I just want a certified pet quality Newfie. Please don’t tell me to adopt (I don’t have anything against them, and do not mind owning a rescued dog. It is just not what I am asking about.) or the phrase, “If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford one,” because that is just not giving me any way of making an informed decision for myself. Thanks
I researched this breed many years ago as I was fond of it. The other day, I walked for a bit with a newfy owner and asked him a few questions about the breed, which I can give you his answers for your questions;
1. Hmm don’t know
2. His dog is happy with a 1hour 30minute walk each day. They’re fairly lazy in doors and just sleep.
3. Nah, they don’t eat as much as people think. 2 meals a day of about 3 cups each meal- yes I was quite shocked about that!
4. Considering they were bred to enter icy cold water and have a huge thick coat, they do get uncomfortable in the hot weather. The owner I met the other day, has his dog’s coat cut short in the summer months, but he still gets hot.
Also, he said he gets a 10 minute groom each day. He drooled A LOT though!
I don’t know how a dog would take to living on a boat. I think they’d be happier on dry land. However if you want a sea dog, then I’d say get a smaller breed which doesn’t require must exercise and is happy to be tired out with chasing a ball up and dog deck.
When I was looking at the breed, they cost about 900+
I would contact several breeders, and ask them all these questions- that way you can get different answers from first hand sources.
How much chocolate does it take to be harmful for a dog?
I was baking cookies, and I dropped a few chocolate chips onto the floor. My dog got to them before I could. She didn’t eat too many; maybe 2 or 3, and they’re really small, but I was worried for a while, even though she didn’t show any symptoms or anything.
So I was just wondering, how much chocolate does the dog have to eat before it will have a really harmful effect? Just in case my dog eats some more, so I’ll know whether to take her to the vet or not.
Depends on the type of chocolate (baker’s chocolate is more toxic) and the size of the dog (small dogs have more problems). Theobromine toxicity affects the nervous system so symptoms include seizure, staggering, drooling and the like. Most dogs just suffer from from a little diarrhea.
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