Honey is 11 months old. She doesn't want to eat hardley anything. Dry food, people food. Her energy level is high. She loves to go for walks and she runs alot. She eats alot of grass and when she does she vomites it up. She wants the food but when I go to give it to her she turns her head and walks off. The vet told me to wait it out and eventually she will eat, they wont starve themselves. That was about 2 months ago.

I'm just wondering if this is a parasite problem or what. Can this be cause by eating things out in the yard?
When she was younger when I first got her at 8 weeks (I think she was a little older than that) she would get sick in the middle of the night. This happened for three nights in a row I would make sure she went to bed with food in her stomach and that seemed to help. Now that she doesn't want to eat i'm not sure what is going on. I'm just at a loss here. I don't want to feed into my fear of loss either.
Is there someone out there that has had this same problem or has some insight that could shed some light onto this.
Honey is 11 months old. She doesn't want to eat hardley anything. Dry food, people food. Her energy level is ... wondering if this is a parasite problem or what. Can this be cause by eating things out in the yard?

I'm usually in the "they will eat when they are hungry" camp. And based on your description I'm inclined to agree with your vet. A CHihuahua really eats very little. Just do watch for symptoms of hypoglycemia. http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2062,subcat-PETS.html
When she was younger when I first got her at 8 weeks (I think she was a little older than ... stomach and that seemed to help. Now that she doesn't want to eat i'm not sure what is going on.

Puppies in particular go through periods when they just aren't hungry. And people do tend to over estimate the amount of food their dog really needs. I recommend you keep a diary. Weigh your dog once a week. Is her weight stable? Then you probably don't have a problem. Write a little bit to describe her attitude and how much playing she does. WRite a little bit about her coat - shiny? shedding etc. All this will help you just keep an eye on things. AND it will help you notice when something is really different. Other than that listen to what she is telling you - if she doesn't need more food then don't worry.
To give you some perspective. My dogs are both in the 50 pound range. They get 1 1/2 cups of kibble a day, plus about 1/4 cup of treats.

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I'm just at a loss here. I don't want to feed into my fear of loss either.

I would try, for a period of about a week, cutting her food back a lot. As dogs' metabolisms mature they slow down and require less food, and I've had several dogs who let me know that it was happening by simply stopping eating. 11 months is a pretty typical age for that kind of thing, as is
2 years, 8 years, and so on. The smart ones don't get fat,they just stop eating. If your dog is otherwise healthy and doesn't seem to be getting intolerably thin (where "intolerably" would mean something like "the vet freaks out"), experiment with cutting her food in half or even down to 1/3 of what she's currently getting.

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Thanks for the reply...
I do and will continue to watch her closely. I was wondering if eating worms or slugs could cause her to vomite? It has been wet and rainny here nad I know she will try to roll on them in the grass. Would you have any knowledge here? I really would like to know what is making her sick.
Thanks again
Valerie