View Full Version : Forget the morning feed?

25th July 2008, 06:21 PM
Ollie has, lately, been refusing to eat in the mornings. His stomach is growling and he is clearly hungry but will not eat. I put his food down, leave it for 15 mins and pick it back up. I've been wasting a lot of expensive food!

I feed him 1/4 c in the morning, 1/2 c at night with veggies on top. If he gives up the morning entirely, I guess I should then feed him 3/4 c at night. When I put that much food in his bowl, it looks like an enormous amount!

Is he telling me he only wants to eat at night now? I've never had a dog not eat when food is presented, so I'm a little stumped.

25th July 2008, 10:28 PM
My lot do this sometimes as well. I just pick it up like u after 15-20 mins. sorry cant be of any help just let u know ur not alone on this, sometimes i think they can be like humans some just dont like eating in the morning.

25th July 2008, 10:34 PM
Do you only give him veggies at night? Maybe he's refusing to eat it without them? Just a suggestion, I dont know too much about it as ollie would eat anything, anytime :rolleyes: Sorry I'm not much help.

26th July 2008, 01:12 AM
It is probably just too much food. I don't give any of my dogs that much food in a single day -- two of mine only get half that amount. If he isn't eating then he sounds like he doesn't want that additional feed.

26th July 2008, 01:26 AM
well i never eat breakfast. if i eat too soon after i wake up i feel ill maybe your pup is the same. i mean theyre not that different to us:rolleyes:

30th July 2008, 08:00 PM
Armani has been not eating both of his meals also lately. I just mark it up to being too hot and he's not hungry.

31st July 2008, 02:30 AM
I've noticed the exact same thing with Sasha. I give 1/4 cup in the morning which she refuses, and 1/2 cup at around 4:00 pm which she eats. I don't know whether to add the 1/4 cup to the 4 pm feeding or not. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.

Should I leave the pm feeding at 1/2 cup and that's it?

31st July 2008, 12:10 PM
It doesn't really matter; try combining both and see if she eats it; if not, just stick with 1/2 cup, or cut back if she starts to gain weight. If you try 1/2 cup and she starts getting thin then add some more food daily. I change the amounts my dogs eat all the time -- I cut back if they are gaining, add some if any are dropping weight due to more activity.

1st August 2008, 01:34 AM
Thanks, Karlin!