Dog Appetite Loss

 Appetite Loss in Dogs

Many times a pet will lose their appetite for a day. This is fairly common and not much of a concern except if it carries on into longer than 48 hours. If our dog has lost their desire to eat it could be for a whole variety of reasons. Whenever it goes beyond two days it is time to see your vet.

Some of the causes of loss of appetite could be from the following:

  • Bacterial or Viral Infection
  • Digestive Problems or Upset
  • Dental Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Constipation
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Respiratory Illness

When a dog is not feeling well usually one of the first signs is them turning away from any food. Sometimes it can be something as them just not having enough exercise to bring on an appetite. Other times it can be stress related or even changes in the weather.

If your dog has got diarrhea or is vomiting, it is really important to ensure they are drinking enough water. If they are not drinking adequate amounts this can lead to dehydration. Always encourage them to consume water when they not well.

If the dog’s appetite loss is due to poor digestion, a good digestive enzyme can make all the difference in your dog’s health. This will help them to digest the food and absorb the nutrients they are possibly not getting. If they have a lot of gas a good probiotic is very helpful. Sometimes we need to change the food we are giving them. Download the Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Dogs naturally fast when they are not feeling well. If the are not interested in eating after 2 days, have them checked by your vet. We never want to take unnecessary risks with our companion’s health. There could be a more serious underlying problem that needs to be addressed.


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