Hi all, I was wondering if any of you have experienced this: For the past 4 months, our gsp pup has been pushing her food bowl around and refusing to eat almost daily. Originally, we fed her three bowls a day starting at two months up until we started having this problem at around 6-7 months (she is now 13 months). Had her on a puppy diet and fed as accordingly, but she sometimes would refuse to eat. At 6 or 7 months started becoming a more prevalent problem, so we switched dog foods, in the appropriate manner of course, to see if that would solve the problem. It came right back after she got used to it when fully switched. Now, before you answer with "Deal with it-- she'll eat when she wants, " she lost 4 pounds from month 11 to 12. That was fine, until we started seeing her spine in an unhealthy way. So, I don't agree with the "leave it be" mentality at that point. However, on the opposite side of the spectrum, I also don't agree with switching foods to the whim of a picky dog, caving in, etc. I have to basically force her to eat at least once per day by putting food in her mouth and put my hand around the muzzle to prevent her from spitting it out. I just don't want to have to force my dog to eat for the rest of her life. Another note, I have spoken to her vet, and he gave me the "leave it be" lecture, which, again, was fine until I started to see her spine in unhealthy ways. Some other details that could be important : We have a black lab mix that we adopted about two years before we got this puppy. She is a sensitive dog with separation anxiety that also stops eating from time to time. Once we put food in her mouth however, she'll eat. As puppies do, our gsp ate some of our lab mix's feces when she was 2 to 3 months, so my thinking is that our lab's potentially not great gut bacteria was spread to our gsp, who now goes through the same thing. In looking into it, it looks like dogs bred specifically for scent ability tend to have the problem with weird or smelly foods, their bowl, etc. We have changed her bowl, so nothing there and we are now on a third food type. I should mention that we choose the foods carefully based on protein content, crude fat content, and ingredients. We also do not have as set of a feeding schedule as I would like, so that may have something to do with it as well. She gets a monthly dewormer, her daily mental and physical exercise, is up to date on all shots, not spayed, etc. Anyways, it's a complex problem, and I've tried to lay out all details. If I have missed anything please let me know. Hope someone has some insight to some potential solutions. Thanks!