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Im not sure what to think...

When I adopted Bailey last Thursday the people said he ate in the morning and at night. They were feeding him Beneful mixed with a variety of wet dog foods. The first day he was here he didn't eat. I thought because of the chance of environment. The next morning he did not eat BUT he downed his food that night (Friday). Saturday morning he did not eat again.

I bought a bag of Eukanuba Saturday and mixed it with the Beneful Saturday night and he nibbled at it a bit but over all did not eat much. Same thing every day since.

My two year old has been sneaking him people food when he is eating which I just noticed (I was wondering why all of a sudden he was finishing his lunch!). As much as I was unhappy about this I was glad to see that he was atleast eating SOMETHING! He will also eat his dog treats!

Now, I have also tried Medical (both dry and wet) and I even tried giving him strictly the Beneful again but nope, he won't eat it!

Yesterday I noticed him dragging his butt on the floor a couple times and he also turned and tried biteing his butt a couple times. I read that those are signs of an anal gland problem? But it didn't seem to bother him before yesterday afternoon and he hasn't dragged his butt or tried biteing at it after yesterday afternoon, so is it something I should be concerned about?

He is acting normal otherwise. Running, playing, asking to go outside, etc...

Do you think there is something wrong or is he just being picky??

PLEASE, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Sounds like he's being picky.

Keep him out of the same are a as the two year old so he can't get that food.

Put his food down for 15 minutes, if he doesn't eat, pick it up and offer it again at his regular mealtime, same rules 15 minutes and pick it up. Don't woryy if he doesn't eat two or even three meals, he'll get hungry enough that he'll eat eventually. Just be sure no one else is sneaking him anything and NO treats (find a substitute if you're training such as a favorite toy).

He'll get the idea and you'll win this battle.
 

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If he's eating the food your son is giving him and acting normally otherwise, no vomiting or diarrhea and normal energy, I think it's a pretty safe bet that he's being picky.

Actually, picky isn't the word I want to use. I should say that he's probably a bit unsettled while adjusting and it's affecting his eating habits. It doesn't sound like there is anything medically wrong with his eating though. Just keep putting out his food and he'll eat. No healthy dog will starve themselves.

I would have him into the vet to get the scooting checked out. It could be anal glands or it could be worms. If it's worms he'll need the proper dewormer, if it's anal glands it's best to get it taken care of before it causes an abcess. An abcessed anal gland is just not something you want to deal with. Very painful for the pup and expensive for you.
 
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