My dog won't eat. I need advice. HELP!!
Julie

Wyoming, Australia

#247 Apr 10, 2013
Hi,
I have a 11 year old Staffy. Last year she was a bit overweight so we put her on a diet.Over Xmas, my kids left a container of cashew outside and in the morning we discovered she had eaten them...about 500 grams! She wasn't to well while her body tried to get them out of her system(a few weeks)she seemed to come right but we started to noticed her getting very skinny and depressed?,not her usual playful self.we have a 7year old staffy also,who despite also being on a diet wasn't losing weight...I think he had been eating the food the older dog didnt.so we started watching them eat to make sure he didn't eat her food.we noticed the older dog being very fussy,sometimes just looking at the food and walking.away,other times licking it but that's it..when she didnt eat we would put it away and try later in the day,sometimes she would eat some other times not.some days she would go days without eating. In February she had a cyst like lump on her neck so we took her to the vets.we explained what had been going on since the cashew.he cut and drained the lump,said it was nothing nasty,and said see how she is after it heals..we took her back last week,she had lost another kilo since feb.He took blood samples for tests which all came back clear...she hasn't improved her eating habit(although yesterday I got some chicken necks which she scoffed down but today she just cruched the bones then dropped them without eating any of the meaty bit! I am at a loss of what to do....I am worried she will wither away and die if she continues this way, and she is a hugely loved family pet and we would all be devastated if that happens.i have read that staffies normally live to about 16 years...so she still should have a few good years...sorr for the long post. Hoping someone got any ideas or been thru similar with there dog?
quintus

Arlington, TX

#248 May 25, 2013
i have a 6mnth yr. old dog , && she doesn't eat at all ! nothing we give her , makes her eat ! its sad b.c. ireally don't want her to be sick , nor do iwant anything to happen to her ! table food , nor dof food works ! what should ido ?
sammy

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#249 Jun 24, 2013
my dog hasnt ate in 3 days...taking her to hospital tomorrow for x-rays...I hope it isnt cancer, she is 12.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#250 Jun 25, 2013
sammy wrote:
my dog hasnt ate in 3 days...taking her to hospital tomorrow for x-rays...I hope it isnt cancer, she is 12.
I hope it isn't , too, but I had a dog about the same age that was diagnosed with cancer and lost her appetite shortly thereafter. Many times, an animal will die of the resulting cachexia (weight loss) rather than the tumors themselves as cancer cells steal the nutrition needed by the body as cancer cells suck more calories than normal cells. Cancer cells especially like carbohydrates. I hope your dog doesn't have cancer.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#252 Jul 16, 2013
I have the same issue with my pet Dog "Tuffy"..I consult to a veterinary care and they suggested me that When a dog won’t eat, it is referred to as anorexia. It describes a complete loss of appetite in dogs. Other reasons they told me:
illness
Recent vaccination
Travel and unfamiliar surroundings
Pickiness or behavior issues
Oral Pain
Infection
Upset stomach
Depression
Disease...
james davis

Garner, NC

#254 Mar 24, 2014
my pitt bull wont eat that much like my other pitt will she was a big dog and now shes loseing weight I have got all kinds of dog what can I do to get her to eat

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#255 Apr 4, 2014
After advising others on this subject, I had a dog of my own who didn't want to eat. I took my own advice and took him to the vet. His appetite seems to be returning.
Aussie slapper

London, UK

#256 Apr 5, 2014
james davis wrote:
my pitt bull wont eat that much like my other pitt will she was a big dog and now shes loseing weight I have got all kinds of dog what can I do to get her to eat
I had the same problem! So I put vegimite in my gash and let my pooch lick it out. It was awesome for both of us.
Audra

San Diego, CA

#257 Apr 28, 2014
My 7 year old terrier mix stopped eating about a week ago. We've taken him to the vet, even had him stay the night, but all the tests-blood, X-rays, ultra sound- come back normal. He's on Pepcid and anti ulcer meds, but will not eat! He's rather lethargic, the opposite of his playful, happy self. I'm so frustrated because no one knows what's going on!
emg

Scranton, PA

#258 May 16, 2014
my son's dog is a husky and she was doing well and gaining weight as a normal dog, she's a year and a half. She's now 35 lbs. we have had her to the vets/specialist a number of times did xray's blood panels every possible test that can be done was done, and they are stumped. can't find a problem with this poor soul . spent thousands of dollars and can't figure out why she won't eat and keeps losing weight. Please if anyone has any suggestions
Beady bums dogs

Yarraville, Australia

#259 May 25, 2014
Don't let Beady root it again
dee

United States

#261 Apr 19, 2015
My pitbull has had four litters and the last one was the most 11 pups now she don't want to eat nothing but hot dogs
Mee

Colorado Springs, CO

#262 May 9, 2015
Ms Misha 77 wrote:
I own a 8 1/2 month old american pit bull terrier and he's the sweetest thing. Very obedient, friendly to people and other animals- he's basically the type that spoils the bad wrap pit bulls get. Anyhoo, lately he has almost no interest in eating. We tried switching brands, formulas, eating schedule, BARF- not much luck. His appetite will pick up for a day or two then he wont eat for a week. He also seems lethargic and isnt as playful.
I took him to the vet, who asked me if he was around any dog's in heat and at the time he was but it has been a month since he's seen that dog now. The vet gave him a cortizone shot and told me his appetite should pick up, he's young so he couldnt figure out why he would be so tired, but he should be ok after the shot. He ate for all of one day after the shot and now he's back to not eating.
Has anyone else experienced this with their dog? Is there any advice anyone an give me?
I dont believe there is a dog who does not like chicken! I know Misha is better now, but give real chicken, that will tell you a lot. Like a baby dogs cannot say Mommy i have tummy ache etc.
Its up to you and a GOOD VET... Being a Mom as you know,your motherly instinct..takes over,

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#263 Jun 18, 2015
Two words.....Canned Salmon....just a bit, mixed in their dry food.....does wonders....

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#264 Jun 19, 2015
Mackerel will work just as well as salmon at about half the price.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#265 Jun 19, 2015
flbadcatowner wrote:
Mackerel will work just as well as salmon at about half the price.
I've used it before and they love that too, but that smell seems to hang around too long...salmon doesn't....
Maria

Chicago, IL

#266 Aug 17, 2015
my dog is not eating she I'd getting skinnyer by the day she is only 5 months I need help fast I don't want her to dir
Maria

Chicago, IL

#267 Aug 17, 2015
my dog is not eating she hasn't been eating for 2 days I don't want her to die I Neec help plz
Lenoxmasitha

Norway

#268 Sep 7, 2015
myn too hlm!what is wrong?

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#269 Sep 17, 2015
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I've used it before and they love that too, but that smell seems to hang around too long...salmon doesn't....
Buying salmon can become expensive after a while. Actually, the smell of mackerel will make the food more appealing to either a dog or a cat.

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