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Old 07-12-2013, 02:45 PM
Location: S. Charlotte
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I have a lab hound mix rescue since he was 6 months old who usually eats 2x a day but who lately only wants to eat in the evening. We boarded him with the vet one week during which he supposedly ate fine on a similar schedule.

Now since he got home he only eats at night. His stools are normal, and he seems ok otherwise. Drinking water, going for walks, sleeping ok. Not sure if this is a vet situation or just a dog needs to adjust to being back home situation. He did not switch food or anything like that. He does get a little funny eating wise when we are not around (I work from home so usually he is out and about the house), but it does not last this long.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:32 PM
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You didn't say how old he is now. How long has he been doing this and is he losing weight? Does he usually eat less in the summer?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:36 PM
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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My dog usually won't eat during the day during the summer. He's inside in the A/C all day, but I guess something about the hot weather outside puts him off eating on his normal twice a day schedule.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:07 PM
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Since Lab mixes tend to overeat and get fat, I really would not worry about it unless he starts to get too thin or shows signs of malnutrition. I have one standard poodle who is the finiky eater of all time. Sometimes she won't eat for a couple of days. Her fur and skin are excellent and the vet tells me she is in perfect condition.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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As long as he is healthy I wouldn't worry. We overfeed our dogs for the most part!!! If he doesn't want it, just take it up and put it away and offer him dinner. Give him 10 min. to eat.... then put it away.

Dogs can go days without eating without any harm, just make sure he has plenty of water available to drink.
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