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Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: middleofnowhere] #342145
10/11/16 03:07 PM
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Yep it is smile I'm pretty happy with the way things went. Next we're looking at getting him neutered in the next month or two.


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Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: emilyL] #342146
10/11/16 04:00 PM
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On the neutering stuff -- why? Vets tend to promote that but if you are going to do it, I suggest waiting until he is 2 or older.

Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: middleofnowhere] #342151
10/12/16 11:13 AM
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We had always planned on getting him neutered at a year. We talked it over with the trainer first and he said a year for Ronin was fine. He's not going to be a working dog, we can't do Schutzhund with him, so the trainer said a year old was fine, and he turns a year old on November 29th, so we were thinking early December. The vet said anywhere between 12-14 months for Ronin is fine, with regards to bone growth and the growth plates closing. I know a lot of people want to wait until they're fully matured, but we want to do it sooner. We're also hoping that it will help simmer him down a bit. I know the whole myth thing about calming them down, but we would like to see some of the aggression come down a bit, because the trainer even said that was part of the issue. It's not going to go away, I know that, but it might help curb it a bit.


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Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: emilyL] #342389
10/31/16 12:33 PM
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UPDATE: So we have found out that Ronin does not have EPI, he just has a lot of food sensitives. All bloodwork came back normal and he is as healthy as ever, putting on the correct amount of weight as well. The food he is currently on is doing great, but Ronin just has an active digestive system when it comes to exercise. Sometimes he will go 3 times on a walk, with the first being solid, the second being about 50% solid and the last nothing but water. Our vet said some dogs are just that way and we may never really 100% know why he does this, but it doesn't hurt him so he'll be fine. smile

I'm just glad that we are finally getting a few things figured out smile Ronin continues to only really eat at night, but the vet said that it is fine and that he's not losing weight so he's obviously not starving himself. He is having a bit of an allergic reaction to something but we're not sure if it's environmental or something else. The vet did say that since he has been on this food for 2 months now or so, his body might just be trying to get rid of the stuff that is still in his system from the old food but for now we're giving him some allergy meds to help with his itching and scratching.


I am your friend,your partner,your defender your dog. You are my life, my leader. I will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of my heart- I Am The German Shepherd-Anonymous
My blog: http://emilygoguen0.wixsite.com/ronin
Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: emilyL] #342391
10/31/16 07:25 PM
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good luck with your dog - you guys certainly seem to have a lot of issues.

Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: Codmaster] #342393
10/31/16 09:20 PM
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try probiotics, they help in digestion
If the food you are feeding is good then there is
no need to give him new food.
good luck !!


Last edited by PaddyD; 10/31/16 09:21 PM.

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Re: Ronin Won't Eat New Food [Re: emilyL] #342760
12/19/16 09:43 PM
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I think you should get a second opinion. I doubt if Ronin is being picky i just think that the new food isn't working out well with his stomach.

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