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Only within the past week though. His bowel movements have been regular, and he's been urinating on scheduled take-outs.

He eats dinner with no problems at all, but when breakfast is put out, he just walks around the room, sniffing it every once in a while.

Should I be worried?
 

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Only within the past week though. His bowel movements have been regular, and he's been urinating on scheduled take-outs.

He eats dinner with no problems at all, but when breakfast is put out, he just walks around the room, sniffing it every once in a while.

Should I be worried?
My dog periodically goes on breakfast strike. After a few days he goes back to eating, with no explanation I can come up with. I do think that he is a dog that likes to be physically lean and it might be an attempt to self-regulate his weight.
 

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As long as he's still eating dinner and going to the bathroom I wouldn't worry about it. Upendi will sometimes skip meals and like Mega Mutt Mom said I think it's an attempt to regulate her weight.
 

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My dog's eating habits took a 180 as soon as the weather got hot here. He used to eat right when he got up , since it turned really warm , he doesn't even look at his food till mid afternoon now. What's funny is I am the same way ,not much of an appetite when the heat hits.


Only within the past week though. His bowel movements have been regular, and he's been urinating on scheduled take-outs.

He eats dinner with no problems at all, but when breakfast is put out, he just walks around the room, sniffing it every once in a while.

Should I be worried?
 

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Hm...interesting about the weather.

And my dog is also rather lean for the Dachshund breed. He's a mini, and weighs only about 9 lbs (at 8 months)

No lapse in activity either...weird!
 

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Hm...interesting about the weather.

And my dog is also rather lean for the Dachshund breed. He's a mini, and weighs only about 9 lbs (at 8 months)

No lapse in activity either...weird!
Well, maybe you will get lucky and have one that doesn't get too fat. I think that is usually the problem with Doxies, isn't it?
 

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I had a dog who lost about 3-4# every summer because she didn't eat as much. I never worried about her. Have you thought about feeding him only once a day? He may be leaner because he isn't eating as much (unless you are making up for the missed breakfast with more in the evening).

If his poop/pee is fine and he's as active as usual, I think he's ok. Now if only I would eat less in the summer...:rolleyes:
 
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