• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 8 of 8
    1. #1
      Real Retriever
      Alix B's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      Vancouver B.C.
      Posts
      296
      Thanked: 177

      Food Fussy at 15

      Maxxie just turned 15 & he is starting to be a bit fussy with food. Normally he eats a beef stew that I make. He has had that for years. Now he sniffs it & turns away. I tried some kibble this morning which he ate a bit of. He is apple crazy & wouldn't eat one today. Mornings seem to be the time he is most fussy. He will eat most treats. Last night I hand fed him beef, plain but cooked, a carrot & some treats. this morning only a carrot, and some cheesy hearts.
      any helpful hints are welcome. He has no real health issues except arthritis. Thanks

    2. #2
      . . . keep 'em moderated
      Happy
       
      Calley's Family's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Here in the Present
      Posts
      458
      Thanked: 459
      No brilliant ideas to offer, but wanted to keep Maxxie in our thoughts for sure. It seems like we just might need to keep experimenting with different things and find out what works. Not sure if a call to your vet would yield any help or not . . .
      WE ... ARE ... CALLEY'S FAMILY!
      John & Jeannie, humans to:
      Hidden Content
      Michaela Calley Eileen, CGC - b 12/14/2002
      Tava - b 4/12/2015 gotcha 7/11/2015
      Haleigh - b 3/2/2015 gotcha 2/4/2017

      Forever in our hearts:
      Midnight Valentino, VGB - b 8/18/2003 d 5/4/2015

      No Bad Days * Positive is How We Live * Practice Aloha

    3. #3
      . . . keep 'em moderated
      Happy
       
      Calley's Family's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Here in the Present
      Posts
      458
      Thanked: 459
      Any update on how Maxxie is doing? Also I have heard that if you slightly warm the food it sometimes helps.

    4. #4
      Real Retriever
      Alix B's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      Vancouver B.C.
      Posts
      296
      Thanked: 177
      He is being quite funny. He seems to really like chicken breast, that have a lot of raw carrots put on top. Some days he will eat meat, which he used to eat every day, a stew. This morning I gave him just cubes of cooked beef. turned his nose up to it. So I put some zucchini on it, and he started to eat it. Not all, but he ate it. I think he is becoming a vegan like everyone else in Vancouver. LOL. It seems if I just smother the food with carrots he gets enticed to eat it. Silly old fart.
      -maxxie-kits-beach-chillin-jpg

    5. #5
      Best Friend Retriever
      Snowco Labradors's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Franklin Lakes, NJ
      Posts
      576
      Thanked: 273
      When is the last time he had full blood work? Kidneys or liver issues can cause them to go off food. My 14 1/2 year old had kidney failure found thru blood work. No symptoms at all but did go off her food.

    6. The Following User Says Thank You to Snowco Labradors For This Useful Post:

      Calley's Family (07-29-2014)

    7. #6
      . . . keep 'em moderated
      Happy
       
      Calley's Family's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Here in the Present
      Posts
      458
      Thanked: 459
      Really, really super advice. Had not even thought of that. Usually a smart choice to get it checked out with your vet. Thanks Patty!

      Quote Originally Posted by Snowco Labradors View Post
      When is the last time he had full blood work? Kidneys or liver issues can cause them to go off food. My 14 1/2 year old had kidney failure found thru blood work. No symptoms at all but did go off her food.

    8. #7
      Real Retriever
      Alix B's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      Vancouver B.C.
      Posts
      296
      Thanked: 177
      I'm going to call right now. He did have blood work done about 6 weeks ago, when I first I took him in.

    9. The Following User Says Thank You to Alix B For This Useful Post:

      krysten (07-29-2014)

    10. #8
      Best Friend Retriever
      Snowco Labradors's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Franklin Lakes, NJ
      Posts
      576
      Thanked: 273
      I would hope if liver or kidney levels were elevated on that last blood draw the vet would have told you. Let us know what you find out.

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •