Pet owners will tell you that normally there will never be an issue with their dog or cat working up an appetite. 68% of US households have a pet, and they know that a dog or cat will tell you when it is time for their dinner. They will certainly come and get you if you forget! This is one of the reasons why it can be a little worrying if your dog or cat suddenly goes off their food. It can be tempting to assume that something is wrong, but there are a few things that you can try if your animal doesn’t seem to want their meals.
Talk To Your Vet
If you are worried about your pet’s illness, it is always worth giving your vet a quick call. They will ask you for basic information about how long they have been not eating, whether there are other symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhoea, and they will tell you whether they think you should bring them in for a check-up or not. Remember that pets can be very good at hiding things that bother them, so it’s always better to be safe!
Try Something Different
Cats and dogs tend to have their favourite foods, but finding that favourite can be lengthy. This can be a little frustrating if you have stocked up on the food that you thought they loved, but it is so important to figure out which is food they are going to enjoy. It is a myth that cats and dogs will eat whatever you put in front of them, and you should also think about all the ingredients that go into the food we give our pets, as it can have a tangible impact on their health. For example, many dogs need to be on a dry diet for medical reasons. Sometimes it can be tough to convince them that they are not missing out on anything tastier, so why not try adding some moisture and flavour with all-natural taste toppers? Applaws believes that your dog deserves the best. Their delicious and nutritious broths and toppers allow you to treat your pup without any nasty additives.
Think About Where You Are Feeding Them
You may not realize it, but where you feed your pet greatly impacts how comfortable they will feel about eating. This is especially important if you have recently adopted your pet, as they will already feel anxious about their new environment. Many pet owners are dealing with their mental health issues at the moment, and anxiety sufferers will be more than familiar with the need for a little space. So, ensure that you are feeding them somewhere quiet and out of the way. Always make sure that their dishes and mats are clean. Remember that dogs can get very possessive over their food and may gulp if they feel like someone is going to snatch it away. It’s also a good idea to put their water bowl next to or near their food bowl. Finally, ensure you are feeding them somewhere they can make a mess!
Mike is the proud owner of a 7-year-old Cockapoo named Luna. He loves to share stories, tips and information about owning a Cockapoo. With over7 years of experience as an owner, Mike is passionate about helping others own and care for their dog.
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