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Q: My Dog Will Not Eat Anymore

August 19, 2009 | By CLIFTON C | 5 answers | Expired: 1793 days ago

My Dog Will Not Eat Anymore

He only will eat from the table, and I put human meat in his food like his doctor told me to, but that has got "Old" I have to feed him from my hand with a spoon, he is 15mos. old and in good health, 32 lbs. from his last Dr, Visit and has all of his shots up to date, and very playful, Please help me! he just will not eat "DOG FOOD" "all brands have been in my shoping cart"

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AuntieJ a.
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Aug 19, 2009

Dont know for sure if this will work in your situtation but had a simular problem then we feed her rice from table the put in her bowl with food and she eventually ate the food again

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 19, 2009

Either he is getting bossy ( and I mean that in a cute way! lol!) or he has something going on with him and may need to see vet again.

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Maren
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Aug 19, 2009

There are two possibilities.
1) Your dog is ill.
2) Your dog is spoiled.

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1) Bring your dog to the vet and explain that he hasn't been eating. If he's truly ill, your vet can probably find the reason. If he's not ill, he's probably just spoiled.

2) A truly hungry dog will cave-in and eat. The more to try to pamper your dog with different human treats and food mixtures, the more spoiled he'll become. It will just get harder to get him to eat.

Here's a funny story about that:

My boyfriend's grandma has a lhasa apso that won't eat. She gave it only kibble when she first got it. She gave him more and more human treats. Finally, she started mixing burger in with his dinner. He liked it for a while then didn't want to eat the burger and kibble. So she added cheese. He liked that for a while too, but now he doesn't. He only eats a tablespoon here or there. When he's really hungry though, he eats as much as he needs - when you're not looking. Not only did she spoil him, she's feeding him obviously super duper unhealthy food.

The more you make special accomodations for your dog, the more he'll require. Put out plain, healthy kibble for him twice a day. Leave it out for 30 minutes or so. If he doesn't it, take it away. Put it out again for his next meal. When he's finally hungry and gives in he'll eat his food.

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