Will He Or Won’t He Eat His Food?
It’s unusual for a dog to refuse food, especially if it’s always been a hearty eater. Many dogs can empty out a food bowl in a few seconds. Small dogs might have smaller appetites and they naturally need less food. But any dog that suddenly goes off its feed deserves attention, as it might indicate a more serious problem. If the behavior continues, bring the dog to your veterinarian and find out what’s wrong.
Here are some common reasons for a dog to reject food:
If the problem is simply that the dog doesn’t like the food, you can try warming it up, adding gravy or buying a different type or brand. Believe it or not, dogs prefer smelly foods. If it’s appropriate, discuss the problem with your veterinarian if your dog refuses food.