When your dog refuses to eat, it can be frustrating and scary.
We’ve all been there.
Loss of appetite is the most common sign of health issues, but having a pup refuse to eat may also be about a change in routine and environment.
Common reasons your dog refuses to eat
Barking Royalty has created this infographic to illustrate the 10 most common reasons why your dog refuses to eat.
If your dog doesn’t eat for a day or two, keep an eye on her.
But if problems persist — usually beyond four days — be sure to take your dog to your vet to rule out any major health issues.
Other things to consider:
- Are you leaving the food down too long?
- Does your dog have an upset tummy?
- Have you changed your dog’s environment?
- Has your dog lost a loved one, either human or canine?
- Did you recently move to a new home?
- Have you added a new baby or a new pet to your home?
- Did you spoil him with too many table scraps?
Tricks to get your dog to eat
If your dog seems unreasonably finicky about food, you can try everything from adding in a special healthy treat to warming up canned dog food.
Concerned about what your dog’s eating or not eating?
Take matters into your own hands and start making your dog’s food using easy slow-cooker recipes.