Q. Why my Shiba (4 months old) will keep barking and jumping(looks like want more food) after he finished all his dogfood every time since 3.5 months old

A. he probably wants more food, make sure you are feeding him the right amount of puppy food (the amount is written on the back of the bag with instructions), preferably 3 times a day. Make sure he doesn't have diarrhea (which could lead to malabsorption and malnutrition) and that he isn't too skinny (check that the spine is not coming out sharply and that the ribs are not clearly seen). If he does get the right amount and is not skinny don't give him more than he needs, even if he asks for more.

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