7 Ways to Overcome Loss of Appetite in Dogs


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It is known that dogs have a great appetite to eat, so if your puppy suddenly stopped eating… I think you would sorely experience sadness and confusion for your dog, and wish to return him to what he was in good health. Here are seven ways to overcome loss of appetite in dogs:

1.) Giving him sweet water helps soften the food, making it easier to eat.

2.) You can also heat the food for a few minutes to release an output of fragrant smells. For small puppies especially, make sure the food isn’t really hot or can burn their mouths.

3.) Add a few spoons of sodium beef or chicken broth to give your dog’s food a meaty flavor that’s irresistible.

4.) If your dog usually doesn’t get canned food, give it to him as a treat. He will be so excited he’ll forget that he didn’t want to eat.

If your dog is really resisting eating and nothing you try seems to work:

5.) You should hand feed him as much kibble as he will eat.

6.) Cooked eggs will add flavor to your dog’s food while also adding protein. Try crumbling some egg yolk on top of your dog’s kibble for a tasty treat.

7.) Cooked and shredded turkey or chicken can be a tasty protein packed addition. Make sure to use all white meat and remove the bones so your dog doesn’t choke.

If your dog won’t eat, don’t force it. Leave his food out overnight. He may feel better later and want to eat his food.

If your dog doesn’t eat within 48 hours, be sure to contact your veterinarian.


Originally published at: http://www.doghealth01.com/2016/10/7-Ways-to-Overcome-Loss-of-Appetite-in-Dogs.html

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