How to treat a loss of appetite in dogs

Loss of appetite

If your dog is just not eating but drinking water and doesn’t have any other symptoms you could try offering him some chicken or boiled fish and rice to see if he finds that more appetising. Sometimes with pets suffering from anxiety, it can help to hand feed them to try to stimulate their appetite.

However, if your pooch doesn’t start to consume food again for whatever reason within 24 hours he really needs to visit the vet to find out what’s wrong.

Obviously, the treatment your dog receives at the vet will very much depend on what’s causing his lack of appetite.

That said there are quite a few conditions that your pooch can be diagnosed with that other dog owners have seen great results by transitioning your dog to Pure Pet Food once you get him home, such as food intolerances, IBS, colitis and pancreatitis. Pure is a low processed dog food that contains only natural human grade ingredients and contains no grains or additives and is low in fat too. Pure is also suitable for dogs that need a little more encouragement to eat as it’s far more appetising than a bowl of brown biscuits. Turkey Terrific and Chicken Dinner varieties are particularly recommended for dogs that have sensitive stomachs or are fussy eaters but if your pooch is allergic to poultry my dogs especially recommend the Fish Supper!