we have an eight month old Malshi (type of shih tzu-maltese cross thing) and for a while he went to live with the GF whilst she lived with her parents. Whilst there he was given any sort of treat possible, chicken, dog treats, scrambled egg and everything I asked them not to give him. They have an overweight westie who is treat the same. They are killing him with kindness. The GF's dad also walked them both for a few miles every day too, which for a pup is too much, but whatever I said they ignored.
Anyway, last month they cam back to live with me full time and we wanted to wean him off the junk food and get him back onto dry food. For three weeks now he just refuses to eat anything dry. We gave him pouch food with gravy in and it made him vomit.
A vet friend said they can go three days without eating and not to worry, he'll eat if he's hungry.
He's still full of beans, quite happy and humping every soft furnishing in the house day and night, but we're worried as he's losing weight now.
shall we persist or give in and give him pouch food which is expensive, sloppy, makes his shit stink and goes all over his face...