Web MD, a trusted source of medical and pet health information, recommends changing a pet’s feeding system as a solution to pet feeding issues. According to the article entitled “Why Your Dog Won’t Eat: Causes & Solutions” it can be very distressing when a pet won’t eat. In the article, Web MD recommends seeking veterinary care to first rule out any medical issues with your pet. They also list a number of potential causes, aside from illness, that could cause the pet to not eat.
Web MD lists some solutions to help you deal with your pet not eating. In the article, Web MD recommends the following:
- Cutting back on treats
- Feeding your pet on a regular schedule, usually at least twice a day
- Taking your dog for a walk before mealtime
- Trying a different kind of food, such as canned food if you normally feed your dog dry food
Changing your dog’s feeding situation. If you normally feed your pet with other animals, try feeding him alone. Or try using different bowls or plates at different heights to see what your dog prefers. (You might even put a few pieces of food on the floor next to the feeding dish.)
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