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Until about a week ago, Henry literally inhaled anything he was fed. Never any human food, but kibbles, some wet mixed in once a day and a few doggie treats. I've been feeding him Nutro Lamb & Rice, and he's been thriving on it.

So, I've begun mixing the wet in with every meal (twice a day). Henry is NOT overweight, he's just right. Also, there's no outward sign of illness. He's just as rambunctuous as ever. Now, he only nibbles at the dry/wet mixture and even turns down some treats.

I've looked at this thread:

http://basset.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14...t=loss+appetite

I'm assuming this is good information, and am wondering if anyone has had experience with this situation and found the solution in what's recommended in the above thread. Many thanks.
 

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Not to downplay what may be a symptom of illness, but is it possible it's just hot and he's off his feed? I know I don't want to eat much when it's hot and neither does George.
 

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I dont think he is ill. I agree that heat affects appetite, that is why statistically we are heavier in the winter than in the summer months...we drink more water and consume less food.
 
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I tend to agree with above poster. (Heat) . but if he still doesnt eat tomorrow I would call the vet. :) Tummy Boy's Mom.
 

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I could have written your exact post, Hound Gnome, about my boy Stomps, down to feeding Nutro Lamb and Rice (except Stomps has never been much of an eater). Stomps eventually was eating so little that I took him to the vet (he's getting old, so I was worried it was cancer). They said his gums were inflamed. So I put him on anti-inflammatories and wet food. Didn't help. I took him to a dental specialist, who said his teeth and gums were bad, but that wouldn't cause a dog to stop eating completely. He took x-rays and other than finding out Stomps' spine looks horrible, the vet found no reason why Stomps wouldn't eat. So I asked, What's the most irresistible food to a dog (other than human food), and he said Mighty Dog. So I bought Mighty Dog, and Stomps will eat it (although it has to be the chunky variety), and he'll even eat a little Nutro mixed in. He's still not eating enough to satisfy me, but I'm waiting to see if he gets better when the heatwave ends. Sorry I probably didn't help you, except to say that your dog will probably eat the chunky kind of Mighty Dog.
 
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