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My 7 month old puppy has been eating the same food since 8 weeks and now she does not want to eat. I was worried about a blockage from maybe something she should not have eaten, but she will eat table scraps if offered. I tried just letting her skip a meal, but the next meal I have to coax her and then she only eats half what is offered and walks away. Do we need to see a vet or is just a stage?
 

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If she isn't dehydrated, poop is fine, she is acting normal perhaps she has finished a growth phase and doesn't need quite as much food right now. Try cutting back on the food to the amount she actually ate and see if her appetite returns. Most dogs are mostly grown at 7 months of age and can eat twice a day.

A remote possibility is the food has gone stale and tastes nasty. Kibble is best stored in its original bag inside an air tight container. If dumped into a plastic bin reportedly the fat on the kibble dissolves the plastic or some such thing and that wouldn't taste very nice. Old kibble can go rancid or be bug infested or grow mold if it gets a little damp. I always tried to go through the bag before a month was up, most say 2 months is fine.
 
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