Dealing with Dogs Who Have No Appetite
If your dog has no appetite because of a health problem, you should immediately consult a doctor so that it can be treated quickly. But if the cause is stress, the trigger could be because your dog has to adapt to a new place, his owner leaves have a new master, a new dog enters his territory or just one of the dogs around him died. For that make your pet dog feel relaxed and comfortable. Make a regular daily schedule and let him adapt to it. Give attention and affection, because that’s what he needs the most right now. Take him for a walk and play. When the stress is gone, your dog’s appetite will return to normal. Apart from that, if your dog also loves gravy food, we recommend you give it a dog food gravy topper.
Purebred dogs will be easier to feed at the same time every day.
Set regular times to eat.
The way to teach your dog to eat regularly is to put the food in front of him and give him 10 minutes to eat.
If he doesn’t touch it, remove the bowl from in front of him. Gradually he will get used to the meal times you set. Your dog will also understand that he has to eat when the food is served, because if he doesn’t want it will be taken away from him. Then change your dog’s view of food. Start preparing dog food at the same time you cook dinner for yourself. Make yourself look excited. Create an atmosphere that is calm, pleasant, and free from distractions.
Snacks are also a factor in your dog’s reduced appetite. When the dog is too full of his treats, then he will not want to touch the main food again. For dogs who are aged and have lost their sense of smell, you can give them canned food, add gravy or mix wet and dry food to stimulate their appetite. In addition, do not forget to pay attention to the taste, nutritional content contained in the food. Give a variety of dog food that contains protein and high taste so that he does not get bored.