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Old 08-16-2006, 02:31 PM
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Default help! my dog won't eat because of newborn!

our 3 yr old male aussie who is very protective of mom and baby will not eat since we brought our newborn home. he acts fine and we've done everything we know how to acclimate him appropriately to this new addition to our family and pay lots of attention to him. in about 9 days he has eat what i would consider to be 2 normal days worth of food. he's been drinking water, not quite as much as normal. he will eat when i hand feed him. i had not wanted to do this. when he and i were downstairs he ate a full bowl, i guess because mom & baby were out of sight and he was hungry enough. usually this is where he eats the most, downstairs with just me and him but he would normally also eat upstairs in our master bedroom which is now where baby is too.

this morning he threw up bile, i guess due to nerves and hunger. we used to leave him outside during the day but he never at much out there... usually eats inside during the night.

any ideas? I guess i could start feeding him every day by hand until he gets used to this big change for him.
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:34 PM
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Wish I could help !!! Let us know how things are going !! congrates on the new arrival !
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:24 PM
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Well I have never seen this in a dog well b/c I am only in the 8th grade! But here is my suggestion....

Go to the vet to make sure that every thing is okay with your doggie! If it is than ask if there is anything you can give him to help with his nervers. Oh and Congrates!!

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