Why Won't My Dog Eat His Food? - PawCulture

By I guess it depends on the dog food you are feeding or trying to feed. My dogs like the taste of Iams dog food. I had a cat that loved Iams hard cat food too. It's a little more expensive but it's a healthier choice for a dog. It must taste great cause I've never had an animal not eat it. Also, for years my dogs love the milk bone brand Mar-O snacks, they never tire of it. If this doesn't work, you just leave him to eat it or else starve. He will eat it. (08/01/2009)

Even though most dogs can go a couple of days without food having without ..

I had a dog a few years ago in my foster care who did this exact same thing! I found mixing 1/4 cup of blue buffalo small breed with roughly two tablespoons of the soft blue buffalo and then half a chicken breast shredded/unseasoned altogether worked. Then I just slowly added less chicken, to no chicken, to less soft food. Now she only get soft food mixed in as a treat in the morning. Maybe this will work for you? I’m not sure 🙂

A new flavor might just be enough to stimulate appetite

Your dog may not want to eat because something in their mouth is causing pain. I have been mixing a spoonful of Caesars with my dogs food and a bit of warm water in the morning. Yesterday thou, I was prepping their food as normal and found what can only be a …butthole from what I am assuming is a pig. I will contact Caesars and once I’ve finished what I have from them I will not be buying it again. I’m not overly upset bc I know what wet dog foods are made of, however, apparently the CEO Has claimed to eat Caesars because of the quality. I wonder if he would eat this.

How to Handle Dogs That are Picky Eaters - Hill's Pet Nutrition

i feed this to my dog every day she will not eat the so called name brands for ex she hates alpo, pedigree, and i eaven went so far as to go to petsmart she would not touch it but one thing i can say about cheap dog food is every dog has a different reaction to them. ever pet makes her sick and gives her very bad gass. but i know people who have fed that stuff to there dogs for years and the dogs are fine.

Topic: Dogs won't touch dry food anymore! - Dog Food Advisor


This is a very common problem. Dogs and cats are very intelligent – particularly when it comes to food. After their first bite of table food, they instantly know that your food tastes better than theirs. Even if it doesn’t always, they remember the time it did and assume it will. I am as guilty as anyone. Our cat and Labrador wait patiently for anything to “fall” from the dining room table. It is only when they realize that they are not going to get anything that they wander back to their food dishes. I have no problem with you giving your pets treats of human food. But you must not let these scraps constitute more than 20% of your pet’s diet and there are certain foods that must not be given. These include, grapes, raisins, avocado, anything with bones and heavily spiced foods. Add to this list anything that gives your pet diarrhea or a tummy ache. I do not think that toy breeds are any more guilty of this problem than large breeds. It is just that the owners of toy pets tend to baby them more and that there are rarely enough table scraps to constitute more than 20% of a large dog’s diet. Most of my "guests" usually don't eat for a day or two. These are also repeats. I have talked to the pet parents who's dogs are really picky and will sniff and turn their noses up. These owners have also said they have a concern getting their dogs to eat. One is even afraid her dog is loosing weight from a comment a neighbor had said. They leave dry food out all day and something different at meals. I have asked if they considered not leaving the food out. I remind them that I can't leave food out because my dog will eat everything he see. Since it is something they have always done, they don't want to change anything, especially with their work schedules. These dogs have recently been to the vet for their check-ups and given a healthy report. One of the dogs is a little overweight and the other ( long thick coat) is at a great weight but had just been groomed. I told her not to let her neighbor's comments bother her and be re-assured by the veterinarian. In both cases, the pups are active, show not signs of illness and gobble their teats and beg for more. I will have to try the warm water and see if it works for these two dogs.