How To Improve The Dog’s Bad Appetite?

Proper nutrition is important for your dog′s well-being, so if your dog refuses to eat, you will want to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.

What are some possible reasons my dog will not eat?

There is a medical condition behind a dog′s refusal to eat. If your dog shows other symptoms, or if the appetite loss lasts more than three days, see your vet. Possible medical causes range from dental problems to metabolic disease, heart disease, cancer, endocrine disease, infection, GI obstruction and parasites.

How can I get my dog to eat?

  • Pre-meal walks

A little physical activity can be a great way to work up an appetite. Plus, it can satisfy a craving for quality time with you, so your dog will not be seeking attention instead of eating during mealtime.

  • A strict schedule

When it is time to eat, put food out for 30 minutes. Then pick it up whether it is been eaten or not, and do not offer an alternative. Do the same each mealtime, at the same times every day.

  • Changing your dog’s feeding situation

If you normally feed your pet with other animals, try feeding them alone. Or try using different bowls or plates at different heights to see what your dog prefers. You might even put a few pieces of food on the floor next to the feeding dish.

  • Feed them some probiotics

Dogs sometimes have indigestion, and they will have no appetite before the food in their stomach is digested. You can touch its belly to see if it is bulging, and then feed some probiotics to speed up intestinal peristalsis and promote digestion.

  • Change dog foodregularly

Dogs will be tired of eating the same kind of dog food for a long time, and naturally they have no appetite. So change it for dog food regularly. The new taste can stimulate the dog’s appetite. The best dog food for picky eaters is a commercially made recipe without anything added.

If you do resort to modifying pet food, be sure the food itself is safe and fresh, and that you are only adding a small amount of food or treats that are known to be safe for dogs. Treats, snacks and food add-ins combined should make up no more than 10% of a dog′s total calories per day.

Published On: December 16th, 2022Categories: Dog Health