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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Not Eating, Excessive Shedding

I have a one and a half year old Aussie and she will not eat her food. I have changed her food so many times, I’ve probably bought everything on the market at least once.

She will eat the food for a couple days and then won’t touch it. She only ever wants human food, which I don’t give her but at a certain point I worry about her eating nothing and will give in for her sake.

She is below average weight because of it. She has all her shots up to date. She is also excessively shedding, I’m used to her normal shedding, which is a lot lol, but this is more like clumps.

Help, advice??

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Thyroid Panel
by: Anonymous

I would have a thyroid panel run first just to be safe. Hypothyroidism is very common in dogs and symptoms include loss of appetite, weight gain (I know, not your issue), lethargy, and poor coat quality. Ask for the full MSU panel.

Other than that, what kind of food are you feeding? My boy was the same with high quality foods like Orijen and Acana, and eventually I just switched him to pre-made raw and we haven't had any other issues (about two years on now). Not all dogs get on board with eating the same thing day in/day out.

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