What is a loss of appetite in dogs?
Dogs aren’t exactly known for turning their noses up at food, in fact, most of them devour anything they can get their paws on. So it can come as a surprise if your dog suddenly goes off his food, especially if he normally eats well. There are some pooches that are naturally a little more discerning when it comes to their diet but if your dog won’t eat or is picky about the food he usually enjoys it can be a stressful time and leave you scratching your head and wondering ‘why is my dog not eating?’ Well, there’s no one size fits all answer to that, sometimes it’s simply your pooches way of saying he would like a change of diet, but if you notice that your dog has anorexia, the medical term for loss of appetite in dogs there has to be a reason for it.
Perhaps he is just hot and tired and doesn’t feel hungry, maybe your female dog is in heat and not eating because of temporary hormonal changes or it could be that you are unwittingly just feeding your dog too much and he’s just full. However, it can be an indication of illness, which could have been passed on from you, so if your pet skips more than a couple of meals it’s best to get him checked out by the vet.