Dogs are renowned for being moving dustbins, eating anything that they can get their paws on. But, like their human counterparts, some dogs can be fussy eaters. So what should you do if your dog doesn’t want to eat the food you give them?
First of all, you need to figure out if they really are a fussy eater or if there is an underlying medical condition that needs to be treated. If your pet has always been fussy, or doesn’t eat much normally, then you should look at changing their food and cutting down on the treats they eat. Pet food should be nutritionally balanced with plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals to ensure that they are getting the best out of what food they do eat. By cutting down on treats and snacks between meals, and lots of exercise will build up their appetite to eat their dinners.
However, if they haven’t always been fussy and your dog has gone off their food recently, then it may indicate a health problem. There are many different health problems which might put a dog off its food, such as dental problems, stomach issues, or even a serious illness such as cancer. Many dogs can go a few days without food without too much trouble, but it is always best to get them checked out by your vet to be on the safe side. Many dogs get over their refusal to eat quite quickly, but always seek advice if you’re worried.