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Q: Is it normal for your pet to barely eat?

March 19, 2008 | By Sally1234123 | 9 answers | Expired: 2373 days ago

Sally1234123

My dog is not a pup but not old.My dog will not eat that much and will not even eat adult dog food when she is technicly a adult.Is this normal?my dog is 6 years old if that will help.Thanks to all of you so far.My dog like never eats.this has been going on for awhile

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Peach P.
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Mar 19, 2008

Is your dog loosing weight? Has this been like this since you have had her - some dogs just dont have much of an appetite. I have a friend who has a dog who doesnt eat alot - here are some things you can do. First of all some dogs if they are excited or think they are missing something by eating.. put them in a confined area while eating - maybe a crate... also try changing the food - not just once but a bunch of times - you might find a food your dog really likes. If your dog isnt loosing any weight i wouldnt worry about it as long as she IS eating. It could also be a medical problem or sore tooth so i would check her mouth to make sure that her mouth is okay - if she backs away from you when she normally wouldnt... she might have a bad tooth and you would have to take her to the vets. Good Luck

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 19, 2008

It depends. Did any thing change in her environment lately? Is there anything different happening? It may just be a phase... But how long has it been going on? If It goes on any more than a good couple months or if she starts to lose major weight you should call your vet. But it is probably just a phase.

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michelle s.
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Mar 20, 2008

My dog did the same. Sometimes they get tired of the same food and stop eating it. If you give them other dog food they eat it the first time then the next the leave it alone. What we do is we leave the food alone but we heat it up once in a while after half an hour after his normal feeding time he'll eat it because he knows he won't eat anything else.

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