What To Do When Dog Don't Eat


Hi there,

Please somebody help. I love Rotah (my dog) so much but presently, I'm not happy because it won't eat. Had tried all I could but still the same condition. Should I take it to the clinic or is there anything one can do if dog is not eating. I really don't like seeing my dear Rotah in this kind of condition.

May 12, 2020 8:45 AM
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Hello Vanessa, I'm really sorry about the condition of your dear dog. I know how it feel. Dogs are voracious eaters with strong appetites, so it becomes threatening to their owner when they don't eat. However, I believe there are couple of things you can do if your dog isn't eating.

You can take your dog to the clinic, or you can find out what's really wrong with your dog. Such as If the dog has eaten something they shouldn't have, the offending snack can cause gastrointestinal issues that may take some time to get over.

Even the most well-trained dog is tempted to gobble up trash, bugs, and other seemingly tasty objects.

May 12, 2020 9:02 AM


Oh! Sorry Vanessa, I have been there. Late last year, my dog didn't eat for two day. It was very disturbing as my daughter was so concerned about the dog. It was a neighbor of mine that actually helped figured out that my dog is affected by the change in its feeding schedule. Dogs are creatures of routine. Once their daily schedule is established, they want to stick with it. Changing something up even a little bit can make them uncomfortable.

It's important to make changes slowly to ensure that they are comfortable. Sudden differences in their everyday life can cause them to not eat for some time until they gain confidence in their routine again.

Hope there's no change in your dog feeding schedule? If yes, I guess that's the problem and the only way to tackle it is to return to the previous schedule. While changing it slowly.

May 12, 2020 9:10 AM


Dogs often devour anything you put in front of them without hesitation. With that being said, there are times when your dog's appetite can dip, causing them to not eat. When such happen, as Miller have said, I think it's better to just take your dog to the clinic. They will be able to at least do the proper check up to know what's really wrong with the dog. Sure they will properly treat it or prescribe drugs.

I hope this help.

May 12, 2020 9:18 AM

Well, maybe your dog is picky just like my cute Nexusa. Like humans, dogs have their preferences. It may come as a surprise to many owners, but dogs will develop a taste for what they like over time. They may enjoy certain flavors but stay away from others they find repulsive. Certain ingredients in dog food can make your dog avoid.

So I will suggest you check if there is a meal that's new to your dog.

May 12, 2020 9:23 AM

Contrary to Linda's opinion or suggestion, If you've been feeding your dog the same brand and flavor of dog food for years, dogs will eventually get bored.

What once was something they couldn't wait for will turn into something they want to avoid. It's good to mix things up for your dog by adding something extra.

Gravy or a topping of wet dog food is often enough to do the trick.

Alternatively, mix of canned wet food and dry food can get your dog to start eating again. It's a good idea to switch up foods every once in a while to ensure that your dog continues to eat.

Well, I'm sorry about your dog not eating. I hope you figure out a solution soon.

May 12, 2020 9:28 AM