What To Do When Your Dog Is Not Eating: 5 Tips And Reasons


Last Updated on February 5, 2021

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If your dog is not eating regularly or not eating at all, then that might be a sign that something is wrong with him.

From illnesses to anxiety, there are many reasons for loss of appetite in dogs. Whenever a dog experiences this type of symptom, it is called anorexia or inappetence.

If your dog is eating little but not enough to be healthy, we call it partial anorexia, but if your dog is refusing to eat completely, your dog would be diagnosed with complete anorexia.

There’s also a term called “pseudo-anorexia,” which happens when a dog is suffering from health problems that forbidden him to eat even though he wants to.

As a dog owner, you need to pay attention to why your dog is willingly avoiding his food, and to do that, you might want to check out some things first.

1. Observe your dog’s behavior

Being an attentive dog parent is a requirement for any healthy dog.

Even if you don’t spend that much time at home, but you’re suspicious about your dog not eating his food, then it might be a good idea to keep an eye on him through a camera.

Petcube is a brand of affordable pet cameras that are available to buy at amazon. They can connect to your phone, allowing you to watch over your pet while you’re not home.

Some of these cameras also provide voice control so you can talk to your animals.

But what should you pay attention to? Firstly, try to develop a schedule; how many times is your dog drinking water and eating food? How does he spend most of the day? Playing and being active, or just laying down and sleeping all day?

All information is important. If your dog is not eating and sleeping all day, it might indicate that your dog is depressed. It’s also a good idea to check his urine and stool for abnormalities.

2. Check for dog food issues

One of the first things you should always do whenever your dog is not eating is to check his food.