I have a 13 months old pure breed Chihuahua. We got him from a friend that was going to take him to the shelter.
When we got him they were feeding him dry cat food. Their excuse, it was cheaper. Stupid, but true.
So when we got him he wouldnt eat dog food, and the vet said absolutely not to feed him cat food. She said once he got hungry he would eat it, and he did. After two days of not eating he finally ate the food. He would go two and one time even three days without eating and lost 1 1/4 pounds. Doesnt sound like much but when his total body weight is 3 3/4, 1 1/4 is a lot.
So the vet told me to switch him to wet food, and well he LOVES it. He eats three of the packs a day. But recently he looks skinny and has had diaherra. My mom says that dogs get diaherra from wet food but he has been on wet food since mid-June and just started the diaherra, and after weighing him on a baby scale he has lost 3/4 of a pound.
Any ideas what I can do? Should I switch him back to dry food. I tried mixing it together and he just picked out all the dry food and sat it on the floor next to his bowl and ate the wet food.