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Trent is doing great in his new home. My only concern is that the breeder told me he eats a lot, but from the day he came home, he did not seem too enthusiastic about his food. He takes a couple bites out of the bowl, goes off, comes back to take a few more bites, and then steps around in the bowl. :rolleyes:

He seems to be a healthy weight, and I am wondering if he is just not interested in his food or needs time adjusting. Someone suggested adding canned fish or raw eggs to his food. If I am not feeding raw or wet food, would an egg with each of his meals still be alright?
 

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Don't know about the egg, my intital guess would be that it's fine but I don't want to say for sure. Is he just eating regular kibble? Is it the same kibble the breeder fed him, or did you switch?

I'd say try sprucing it up with plain lowfat yogurt (may be easier on the stomach of a puppy than egg?) or a small bit of canned food first. Any particular reason why you're not feeding any wet food? Both have worked well for me in terms of enticing apetite.. not that my foodhound really need enticing. Kibble isn't really what cleans the teeth, anyway.
 

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How long has it been? I wouldn't spruce it up with anything yet. It's not uncommon for rescues or new puppies to lose their appetite a little, due to stress or excitement from the change in environment.

Adding a raw egg to kibble is fine, but bear in mind you should be doing it only once or twice a week, not every day.
 

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How long has it been? I wouldn't spruce it up with anything yet. It's not uncommon for rescues or new puppies to lose their appetite a little, due to stress or excitement from the change in environment.

Adding a raw egg to kibble is fine, but bear in mind you should be doing it only once or twice a week, not every day.
I agree with Rosemary....give him time to settle into you home and routine:)
 

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I would wait and give him time to settle in. How long are you leaving the food down? Set feeding times might give him structure. Leave it down for no more than 15 minutes three times a day, or four if that is what your breeder suggested.
 

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Agree, put the food down at meal time and pick it up in 15 minutes if he isn't eating. It takes a while to learn the ropes in a new place. Sassy had trouble back when we got her and missed a couple meals. If you are worried you could increase the 'meals' to 5 times a day until he has all this new stuff figured out. Just in case things were hectic that last time and he gets more practice eating when the bowl is down.
 

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I agree with the "putting down for 15 minutes", but definitely put down the bowl several more times a day. Perhaps four or five. Puppies can't go as long without food as adults can, so you need to give him more chances to eat.
 
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