I am the proud owner of two beautiful dogs. I've had actually to usage some artistic indicates to acquire them to eat on days when they don't desire to eat.

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So, you've put the food bowl down in front of your dog, and also unexpectedly you realise something isn't fairly best, and then it hits you that you aren't hearing the usual frantic sounds that typically go with canine mealtimes. You turn ago to your beloved pet, just to watch him/her sit staring intently at you, their eyes communicating one simple message . . . "This again?"

If this is the initially time this has actually taken place, your first reactivity will be colossal surpincrease and confusion. You recognize your dog, and you understand he/she will eat ANYTHING, up to and also including their own feces. Whatever before you've put down in front of them can't be any worse than that, surely?

You might be tempted to fuss over your dog, to coax them, or perhaps even to obtain angry via them, particularly once you've spent all day lovingly preparing their favourite meal and you've been cleaning the residence to gain everything all set. The solution is brief, stress-free, and also mind-numbingly simple to provide . . . if you have actually the backbone.


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Lectures Don't Work

The initially time among our 2 Staffy crossbreeds turned their nose up at dinner, we told her off. And the next time, we conveniently realised—after checking that she wasn't ill or out of sorts in any other way—that if there's one thing that dogs understand also, it's a reaction of any type of sort. Telling them off won't solve it and might just exacerbate the trouble. In fact, via ours, the various other one then began doing the same thing, and 2 fussy dogs are infinitely even more annoying than one.


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The Secret: How to Get Your Dog to Eat

Placed the food bowl down and also stand also over them, waiting. If they ignore it and also look up at you, count to 10, and then take it amethod. And then walk ameans. Don't be dismissive of the dog in any way; simply let them recognize that all that's occurred is their food was taken ameans.


Then, at the next mealtime, offer them the same bowl. If the exact same point happens, offer them the exact same response. What will more than likely occur (bear in mind, our dogs take it in transforms to try it on around as soon as eincredibly 3 months) is you'll finish up in a minor fight of wills.

It'll be you feeling guilty around them not eating and them trying to push you right into providing them what they desire. Believe me: Stick via it, and also you will certainly win. It took our female three days the first time (and then tbelow was no more difficulty for a number of months).

Ultimately, they will gain the message and also eat what they are offered. We felt TERRIBLE, but ultimately we couldn't afford to save wasting food and switching brands simply bereason our dogs decided to be fussy. Some owners may disagree, but I believe (together with many type of various other responsible dog owners) that dogs are happier once they know their borders and understand who's in charge; and also that periodically indicates making challenging decisions.

So be strong, take the bowl amethod, ignore the puppy-dog eyes and the whining and pestering, and you'll get a dog that eats what he's given and also is happy about it. Good luck.


This short article is accurate and true to the ideal of the author’s knowledge. It is not supposed to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, prescription, or formal and also individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting indicators and symptoms of distress must be viewed by a veterinarian instantly.


© 2012 DoctorDarts

Comments

PVASTER on May 30, 2020:

THANKS FOR YOUR ADVISE. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS i TRIED DIFFERENT BRANDS. AND IT'S MAKES YOU FEEL GUILTY - UNTIL I SEE MY DOG LEAVE LOOSE STOOLS. AND i KNOW THE REGULAR DOG FOOD IS BEST FOR HER.

Angelicavazquezad on October 13, 2018:

Gays what execute i perform once my dog is not eating

Erica on September 19, 2018:

Thank you for this article! I needed the reassurance that my dog suddenly refmaking use of to eat her food was widespread and your advice on just how to attend to it relieved my anxiety about it. I will put ameans the guilt and put ameans the food if she won’t eat it.

Beatrice Rybak Pet on September 10, 2018:


Need help- My pit mix newly had 4 different cancers, 1st 2 seem choose a breeze compared to now. He has Lymphoma and has stopped eating. Seems choose he is hungry but takes the food in his mouth and also drops it. He lost virtually 7 lbs in one week, After CHOP chemo and also a brand-new chemoI am protecting against and going holistic and homeopathic. But we have lost time. I've obtained his GI bleed under manage just don't recognize what to carry out around his eating, I deserve to barely syringe 3oz in a day and he supplied to weigh 55lbs. Any thoughts or ideas

Donnie Brady on August 25, 2018:


My dog is 14 and also wont eat a lot what have to i do

Melinda on August 08, 2018:

Good advice, I love my dog .your tips is so incredibly excellent have actually Great news.This is best blog about to eat dog.Thanks for your advice

Sway on June 21, 2018:

Doesn't job-related, tried it 2x on 2 dogs for virtually 7 days directly. BAD! Tried it a third time for a couple of days and exact same point. Make certain you provide them healthy food from day 1 and you wont run right into this finicky habits. Also, treats brought about my dog to have actually seizures, Vet couldn't figure it out, put her on blood push meds, didn't aid at all. When I quit the treats and also figured it out - she NEVER had another seizure aobtain. Treats are crap human being and also dogs cant manage it. Don't execute it, you're poisoning them.


DoctorDarts (author) on June 12, 2018:

Thanks Elena, glad you appreciated it! :-)

Elena on June 10, 2018:

Thank you for the advice yet what I wanted to say is that I really appreciate your sense of humor and your fine sarcasm. You genuinely made me laugh.

Andy on April 12, 2018:

An simpler method if they had their bowl for a while is to change it for a stainmuch less steel one and also use a foil tray till you gain one. I think over time a dogs bowl becomes repulsive to them, though clean to us.


DoctorDarts (author) on February 27, 2018:

Thanks Nick!

Nick on February 27, 2018:

This worked amazingly! Have a rescue shepard/hound I adopted 3 weeks ago. He ate like crazy the initially 2 weeks, yet suddenly stopped. Hadn't eaten his bowl food for 3 days (while eating loads of treats, and so on.), so he clearly wasn't sick (had actually a checkup at the vet the exact same week). Did this a pair times and also he began eating appropriate away


Rachael on October 26, 2017:

My new dog doesn't choose walkies any type of more

matt1123 on September 05, 2017:

Hi i have a 4 month old maltese nd she dont desire to eat since we purchased her by a frifinish , its alrdy 3 days yet she still refsupplies to eat also we offer her a treat ..wht must we perform i think she is depressed

sitamaharaj on August 14, 2017:

tick fever before he not eating it been 10 day now ..i am issue I think I shedding him

Sheila Mckiernan on July 16, 2017:

Great

It provides sense

I love my dog yet she requirements to know I'm in charge


Roy on May 30, 2017:

Hi, my super picky Germale Shepherd 14 month she has actually no interest in food considering that birth, she stop eating her food for 3 days. And I practically tried eextremely point nothing functions via right here.


But, still eat treats so, I guess she's not sick.

Doug on April 24, 2017:

Good advice, I don't favor for the way it's written though.

kmnotary on April 17, 2017:

What perform you know about dogs not eating because of depression? A few months ago I took in my daughter's dog. She had the dog for 5 years and she invested many time with her. She wouldn't eat as soon as we first got her yet ultimately began eating. Then I went ameans for 10 days and also she would certainly hardly eat anything while my husband also took treatment of her. Now we are back to her not eating aacquire.

Michele Phillips on April 08, 2017:

Not to disagree, but only to warn dog owners, I am a over the top, dedicated peto owner...she is spoiled...has actually her very own armoire of garments, a following on FB with friends that have actually handmade dresses created her. Anymeans, over 5 mths. ago now, I had actually her yat an early stage exam done and as I typically do, I had them do a complete blood work-up on her, expensive yes, however well worth it for my baby. All the blood work was perfect, except one kidney test that was high normal. Due to the fact that the various other kidney tests were fine, they said, there wasn't a must issue unmuch less she started not eating, peeing even more and drinking more. As the months went on the one point I noticed the a lot of was her being pickier than usual via food, I had actually to switch it 3X, simply to gain her to eat. She was constantly picky, so also that wasn't loud sirons. I assumed, she is going to be 15, she is getting for finicky. Then she didn't desire to eat at all. As for the pee and also drinking, well idk if I was being hyperparanoid or if she really was peeing and drink more. Right around when she wouldn't eat, she began peeing in our bed, where she has actually always slept through us...this is not her. I rumelted her to the vet, they did blood work and also she has actually 4th stage kidney faiattract. I couldn't believe it could might readjust that quick, so I took her to an internist, who provided us hope and shelp it began as an acute kidney injury that turned to Chronic Kidney Faientice. Possibly a kidney infection, they shelp dogs rarely present if they are in pain or if something favor that is wrcontinuous through them. I of course felt awful, bereason if I knew I would have had actually her at the vet in a 2nd. The excellent news is, bereason it began as an acute injury, the stperiods might come down and also within a month, she was currently down to low finish of phase 3. Her one kidney level is normal and the 2 other are creeping there. After an extremely lengthy explacountry, if they are not eating, however eating treats, does not necessarily expect they are okay, so be conscious of other symptoms, study online. Cocobean at her worst was still eating her treats and also humale food (that was all we might obtain her to eat, boiled chicken etc...) Also, if yourequired pets are healthy and balanced, I def. recommend Pet insurance. Some might think it is a waste of money, think me i passist because she was 6 yrs. old and also never submitted a case, however it is pricemuch less currently, bereason her care is expensive, however her ins. is excellent and also they pay 80% after $100 deductible, and $1500 max a year, plus her friends have actually been kind. I loved your write-up, I simply wanted world to understand, they deserve to be eating treats and huguy food and also not their reg. food and also not be well. I wouldnt to check out anyone to go via what we are, yet particularly their furbaby. We need to give her fluids 3x a week, 5 meds and forgain trying to obtain her to eat renal food. Good luck everyone, to you and your furbabies.


Megan Shaw on March 20, 2017:

Hi. I have actually brvarious other and also sister 9 week old gerguy shepherds that will certainly not eat from sepeprice bowls. I tried to gain them to eat seperately however they wouldnt eat wuthout each various other. How do i resolve this.

DoctorDarts (author) on March 11, 2017:

Which is specifically what I advise. As I've sassist many type of times below, examine via a vet first and then if all is well, attempt my strategy. Please check out write-ups totally.

lady bug on January 14, 2017:

i have a small jack russel and also she desire eat dry dog food she will certainly eat a couple of pieces then she will sheight i have been feeding her wet puppy food she loves that yet that wii roten her teeth out of her mouth what have to i do many thanks lady bug

DoctorDarts (author) on November 18, 2016:

I'd check that one via the vet. Sounds choose its related to the infection so I'd examine with a pro prior to implementing my strategy.

Del on November 18, 2016:


Rosie is a 13 month old brief haired border collie. She's never been a huge eater however recently she was poorly for a couple of days through a gastric infection and considering that then I cannot get her to eat her normal food. The just thing she is interested in is tinned tuna and also bereason she's been poorly I've given this to her a couple of times bereason I can her her tummy rumbling. She is 15 kilos and bright as a button - I'm really worried around her lack of appetite as she is due to be spayed this coming week.


Karen Diamond from Michigan on October 11, 2016:

Okay. Thank you. At least I don't feel so guilty now!

DoctorDarts (author) on October 11, 2016:

Stick through it. Ignore him once he asks for food. The food is fine and also he's misbehaving actually by refutilizing it. He'll soon gain the message. The middle ground is to put a fresh plate down at mealtimes fairly than the very same one, but let him view you throw his unconsumed meal in the trash. Don't talk to him as soon as you perform all this, simply ignore him and also go and also carry out something else when you've taken his food away. Simple as that. He's basically trying to gain ago to the chicken he preferred. Don't let him.


Karen Diamond from Michigan on October 11, 2016:

God assist me, it has actually began aacquire. I put the food down, he sniffs, he walks ameans, I pick the food up, I put it down at dinner, he sniffs, he walks ameans.....2 days currently. I recognize he's hungry, he begs and hops up & dvery own asking for food. There's nothing medically wrong through Smokey. He just got the functions at the vet, head to toe checkup. I thought I had this worry covered! What the hell did I perform wrong now?

DoctorDarts (author) on October 11, 2016:

Your vet is 100% correct and also your dog walker is, I'm sorry to say, an idiot. I sincerely hope you've either sacked her or told her to sheight feeding your dog garbage. But if you're leaving the bowl out for an hour, you're doing it wrong.


As I say here: put the bowl down, wait a couple of secs, if the dog doesn't eat it MAKE SURE SHE SEES YOU TAKE IT AWAY AGAIN then walk away without a word. It may take several days but the dog WILL obtain the message. If you give in, be all set to feed your dog chicken nuggets and also toast for the remainder of her life and also let her dictate what you feed to her.


Be strong, you have the right to do it, and also trust me; if the vet says the dog is ok, then she will certainly gain the message. Hunger will certainly win out and she'll learn to eat what she's given.

Lisa on October 11, 2016:

I've acquired a girly one when I initially obtained her she was ok bushes is 4 currently n I have a dog walker n she gives her chicken nuggets toast whatever n she won't eat nopoint else so I put her food tbelow n she won't look but I've spoke to a vet n they sai give her nothing at all apart create her food n as soon as she hungry she will certainly eat but I'll put it out in morning n if it still tright here hour later on I remove it till tea time check out how I go however tright here so fussy dogs tright here prefer a baby can you plz tell me if this is ok thankyou

DoctorDarts (author) on October 07, 2016:

You're more than welcome Cyndi!

Cyndi on October 07, 2016:

I did this, it took 4 missed meals, I guess it's clear we have actually an extremely stubborn pup on our hands but it worked like a charm!!! I will admit after missed meal 3 I was gaining very cshed to caving however it worked lastly and also she has cleaned her bowl 3 meals since!! Thank you SO much! You're a genius!! This somepoint my vet never before considered, this is my first dog ever before and also I am VERY relieved! Thank you!


DoctorDarts (author) on October 05, 2016:

Excellent. Smoessential appears to have actually realised that he doesn't run the display. Readers, take note! But constantly check through the vet first!

Karen Diamond from Michigan on September 22, 2016:

He's eating, choose a HORSE!!! I complied with your recommendations and within one missed meal Smoessential determined it was finest to eat what was put prior to him. Problem solved! Thank you so much! Smokey's not a jerk anymore

DoctorDarts (author) on September 21, 2016:

Hi Smokey, firstly attempt a different brand also of food and gain your dog viewed at the vet to dominance out any type of clinical complications. If that provides no distinction and also there's nothing wrong through him, don't LET him be 'picky.' You are in charge, not the dog. Put the food dvery own for ten secs, and if he doesn't eat, let him check out you scrape it into the bin. He demands to learn that it won't be coming ago, its eat or don't eat. Keep this up. If he still hasn't eaten after a number of days, take him earlier to the vet. DO NOT (boiled) CHICKEN OUT. Let me know how it goes. Good luck,


Karen Diamond from Michigan on September 17, 2016:

HELP!!!!! We simply embraced a 10 year old Pomeranian from our local shelter. When we gained Smokey we kbrand-new he had actually problems, cataracts, hearing loss, teeth that need pulling. After taking him to our vet we uncovered that we were correct. We embraced a money pit and we kbrand-new that from the begin, yet the negative old man essential a home....and my husband also and also I are suckers for a sad challenge. The trouble is that since his teeth are bad ( and he's put up for dental work next week) I provided him soft food. I need to state that he's EXTREMELY picky. My others dogs would certainly eat the leg off an elephant, however not Smoessential. So, the initially night we had actually him I provided him some boiled chicken. He scarfed it dvery own. The following morning, exact same point. Then I headed to the neighborhood pet food royal residence and bought all kinds of tasty (yuck) stuff in cans. He ate it for 2 days, no problem. NOW he's chose he's not going to eat. I offered it to my various other dog and he wouldn't eat it either. Okay. Maybe there's something wrong through the food? So I opened up one more have the right to, and also another, and also another....no dice. I'm not food preparation chicken for Smoessential the Jerk eextremely day of the week! So I took the food away ( and also bereason my cats assumed this stuff was manna from heaven , I collection it on the counter) yet currently I feel guilty as all gain out. My head is screaming " he's starving! I have the right to hear his stomach growling! Good lord he's a rescue and he's reasoning he has actually the home from hell!" In a word, torture. I'm torturing myself, and also Smovital is sound asleep on the couch oblivious to my discomfort.


So now that I have actually rambled and also poured out all of my guilty feelings my question is this: exactly how lengthy perform I let him starve? I know he's not starving, that's my head talking aacquire. But just how many days do I let an 11 pound dog refuse to eat before I go earlier to (sigh) boiling chicken?

Linda on July 15, 2016:

Very few dogs require a flea and also tick pill and they are poichild. Often resulting in absence of appetite. And although the fussy eater may not desire to eat--especially after smelling what you eat, occasionally they are reacting to the fact it is basically garbage (even so dubbed premium brands) they detect toxins in the food (not lengthy earlier countless dogs died from bad dog food --and also it was many type of various brands, some expensive). It really is pretty cost efficient to make them their very own food. Cheaper cuts of meat, and so on And healthier. Google for articles re pet food recalls and deaths. Also google homemade dog food remedies, herbal flea and also tick repellents.

Rotties on July 04, 2016:

My female rott (4.5 months old) is favor this, i have actually changed about 5 brands of dog food to acquire her to eat it, I initially presented one to her and then buy the greatest bag of the one she EATs. Come house to see after one meal, if I don't alongside her and also hand feed her, she'll go hungry for a day and also i have to offer in. My male Rott (9 weeks, - female's to be husband) he ate his food commonly but considering that my female Rott is acting like a mother to him, he is easily discovering exactly how not to eat his food and get something else. My female has actually been on a raw meat + kibble diet, and raw meat is 3 times as expensive as dog food in a months expectations.


I just review this and will start on doing this from my, wish me luck.

Felicia on June 18, 2016:

I rescued a adorable shut tzu as soon as I gained her home she would certainly eat and was coughing up bile periodically 3 plus times a day . After a couple trips to the vet we tried one thing after an additional from mixing dry with something appealing to directly prescription canned food (from the vet) tried feeding her even more regularly to store something in her tummy to sheight the retching. She seemed to execute ok on hsmburger chicken rice however I kbrand-new she couldn't eat prefer this forever. I offer her a .05 milagram of famolidine and the vet argued I pull her from the grain, welllllll... She's doing remarkable however currently she will not eat anything that isn't ready right off the cooktop. No I'm not kidding. She gets chicken, salmon, liver, beef , turvital , sweet potatoes, potatoes . All of these are soft foodstuffs so no chewing dry food, I feel like she requirements more nutrition and honestly I feel prefer some of the foodstuffs out tbelow this particular day are really great well balanced food for dogs do I purchased both wet and also dry nutrish and dish by Rachael Ray ! Heck I'd eat this stuff ! No luck ! Help !!!! Well my sweet Nikki has to have actually a pill when eincredibly 24 hrs that is generally snuck in a piece of ham or treat and pulling her food for days only renders her sick bereason tbelow is nothing in her stomach so... I would certainly welcome any type of suggestions . Anyone else had actually this trouble of the retching with their dogs ?


Your family are being exceptionally unvaluable. If she's getting tasty humale food then she's going to intend that. She won't starve to death if you urge she eats just what she's supposed to, and also ultimately she will get the message as long you're regular. You should absolutely lay dvery own the legislation through your family members. But inspect with your vet, as ever, that there isn't an underlying clinical problem for her appetite

Esther Hans from Cape Tvery own, South Africa on June 08, 2016:

Hi! I have an extremely baby Jack Russell (she's 7 weeks) and had her first round of injections last week. She's currently on the Hill's Science Plan for mini puppies but she's refusing to eat it. I out the tinned food over it so that she have the right to at least eat somepoint but then she started acquiring diarrhea. I am at my wits finish - I have actually been doing every little thing in my power to make the food more appetizing for her but nopoint functions. I live via my household and the pity her when I don't feed her and provide her humale food. I don't know what to perform as I work-related during the day. Assistance me, please!

DoctorDarts (author) on June 06, 2016:


As lengthy as you're giving him treats at a time when he's turning up his nose at continual food Andy, STOP! :) Good luck through the method bud. Will most likely take even more than a couple of days though.

Andy on June 05, 2016:

I have actually a 6 month Border Collie who I've hand also fed given that I picked him up at 7 1/2 weeks. He's the brightest dog I have actually ever before met, mellow temperament and also is the gentlest little bit guy I've ever before met. He's started to turn his nose up at Orijen food (not cheap or complete of fillers choose some of the others - NZ based). He would certainly rather play via his Action Ball quite than eat at the moment which is a little bizarre. He isn't I'll as if I lug out a little tab of cheese or savaloy he'll be doing the collie eye till I submit. Will definitely be offering this method a swarm, probably also even more helpful given exactly how intelligent BCs deserve to be, he's probably discovered a small weakness and also trying to exploit it haha ^_^ will certainly post back in a couple of days and let you know just how I obtain on.


Rachel on May 30, 2016:

the problem via this is ours execute this then they puke up bile then they have a seizure


DoctorDarts (author) on May 26, 2016:

Hi Jill, though I don't favor the slightly aggressive tamong your comment, you make an extremely fair allude, and also I have actually edited that line out of the write-up. It's been a few years considering that I composed this article and I'm surprised to view such a line was even in there. I guess civilization readjust and learn, huh? Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

shadow on May 24, 2016:

I was really worried. i never thought dogs can get fussy..

Thanks for the info.

Jill on April 19, 2016:

Really? You have to mock Rosie O'Donnell to make your suggest in this article? When deserve to we stop fat shaming womales to gain a laugh? It's not OK. And it adds nothing to your post, and also provides you look prefer a jerk.

Soli.C on April 12, 2016:

Thanks for the great help! My girl is pretty picky once it concerns her food. But i have to learn to be firm and also stick to this arrangement. I'm sure it will work-related via her. And i hope it functions for your pals too!


Our Boston girl is 2 1/2 yrs. We simply adopted her. She was a "show dog", won finest in breed international! Her owner passed amethod of cancer :( she was sent out back to the breeder in FLORIDA, we live in PA! Tbelow the breeders husband acquired cancer! Sent sweet girl ago to PA! She started acting out, attacking her older sister..bad! So Guardian now learning she has to let one of those 2 dogs go..calls her vet, which is likewise our vet. He told her he has actually the perfect house, us! We just shed our 16 yr old chihuahua in February this year & asked our vet to keep an ear open up. So now we have actually this valuable baby (no much longer a display dog, just needing loving house & she was extremely picky eater. We've fed her what her guardian was feeding her yet then turned amethod from it. We did what you shelp NOT to do. But currently she's not eating at all. We know she's grieving awful & has been thru SO MUCH. Tonight we tried a scrambled egg via food & she started choking on it. We bagged the egg & hand fed her some kibble, she ate possibly 10 pieces. She just had actually her vet visit yesterday, every little thing excellent. She had a distemper & was additionally given a 1/2 pill to aid joint pain from shot..we were told to provide her the other fifty percent this day. She likewise had actually a flea & tick pill this particular day, which Guardian never before gave her, she shelp she thought it was in her heartworm pill!! Could that have made her sick? My gut is informing me this dog is going thru more than what's obvious to vet. I'm worried she is exceptionally sick, after all the cancer & loss she's been around :(


I just googled this & you were first on list, so below I am! My vet just went on vacation for 10 days or I would certainly have referred to as him!


PS, our vet is the exceptionally finest & has taken treatment of all our FURBABIES..he also has 2 boslots of his very own together with others! Before our last loss
16 yrs old tright here was our baby that we had actually to say goodbye to after 17 yrs!!

Sorry this is long..yet I don't recognize what to think.

Anne on April 02, 2016:

I've check out ur article our jack Russell is driving me insane through food he just won't eat usually have to hand feed and tease him to eat it have actually also put meat on his food to try and also tempt him been eating fine then he had a dose of being sick and currently won't eat just bits even simply left on floor for him renders no difference it's choose he's scared of food .aid principles essential please

DoctorDarts (author) on October 10, 2015:

Thanks for all the comments males. Alex, sorry I simply saw yours; hopefully you've resolved the difficulty by now? It's a fight of wills, guys, and hunger will certainly win in the end.


Nicki; what carry out you carry out once you put the bowl down and she won't eat? I would say let her see you take the bowl ameans after leaving it for a moment, and then ABSOLUTELY NO TREATS AT ALL. Sounds to me prefer she's obviously pining for her owner (as you've more than likely guessed) however if she's obtaining tasty treats that go dvery own simple (think of what you will eAt when you're hungry or depressed, ice cream and also junk food) then she'll never before get hungry sufficient to acquire through the regimen ...


nicki gregory on October 10, 2015:

we have actually a boston terrier that refuses to eat everytime my mom goes on vacation for days. she wont eat till mom comes back. how carry out i obtain her to eat while moms gone? sometimes mommy is gone for a week or more at a time. she wont eat her wet, dry dog food. nupoint i eat.. however she will certainly eat treats. i can't just feed her treats. Is there anything i deserve to do to make her eat? she wont drink either. i have had to get out a syringe and squirt water in her prior to.

Bear on June 26, 2015:

This is excellent advice. I obtain so sick of all the comments world make such as, I provided him this and also he wouldn't eat it, then I gave him that and also he wouldn't eat it, so currently I simply give him sirloin steak via bechamel sauce and a side of roast potatoes - it's just ridiculous. I have a dog that doesn't eat pudepend for attention. In the beginning I was informing him off which unfortunately simply provided him even more factor to not eat. The vets have actually checked over him at leastern 6 times and also they continue to tell me there's nopoint wrong and that I have to obtain the assist of a dog behaviouralist. He will certainly often go 2 - 3 days (2 meals a day) skipping and also normally by the 3rd or fourth day he eats (the reality that he is toy poodle doesn't help through his fussy behaviour). Great post. Thanks


Judi on March 30, 2015:

Reading this write-up made me happy bereason we've been struggling via our dog for rather some time currently. Suddenly he decides to rotate his nose up at food that he's been chowing down on for a year currently. It's been an recurring fight between him and I (my fiancé just laughs and thinks we're nuts). Me standing over the bowl yelling at the dog to EAT...NOW!! The dog just sitting tbelow, staring at me and also NEVER taking not also one bite of his food. I watch I'm not alone and I will continue to do this.....just won't yell at him anymore. Ultimately, they execute acquire the picture. Thanks.....


alex on September 08, 2014:

Hi my cousin's dog is a year old, he eats however by hand just, I've tried leaving the bowl yet he won't have actually any of it. Any tips please? PLEASE HELP.

Victoria Baughman from Michigan on July 20, 2014:

This made me giggle bereason my incredibly distinct American Pit Bull Terrier is incredibly guilty of this and also I am just as guilty. She waits till the end of the day, just prior to bed, to eat her food. It's as if she waits to see if one of the children will certainly drop her an additional treat from their plate. I'm going to try this.


Mindy on July 20, 2014:

It's not so a lot that my dog is picky around his food, he simply chooses to ignore it bereason he desires to play through my neighbors dog (who's transporting his puppies) or play via his toys or chew a bone. He'll eat one bite or two and that's all he'll eat for the entire day.

Sharon on March 17, 2014:

I have actually an 8 month old jack Rusmarket she is so fussy. I am going to attempt your concept. Eexceptionally point else hasn't job-related. Fingers crossed

sangeeta verma from Ludhiana India on December 09, 2012:

I don't agree through you Rain defence in India too this happen my puppy don't eat the food offered to him he look at me, when I spoon feed him he will certainly eat, what I was not able to understand also is constantly serving one food even they acquire bored. Thanks to Doctor Darts for creating this informative hub, even I noticed if we change the food he eats them incredibly conveniently.


You don't gain fussy dogs in India / Thailand also, or any type of various other area wbelow people are poor and also food is scarce. They would certainly eat each other over there, so if you put down a bowl of food, they would certainly be doing backflips, high fiving you and anyone else around and doing the running guy, before eating the food and the bowl.

Good tips, present that dawg who's boss!

DoctorDarts (author) on April 25, 2012:

Thanks Ida!

idaburns on April 25, 2012:

iam glad iread this it aid me to under stand my dog much better many thanks iam going to try. that

DoctorDarts (author) on April 16, 2012:

Cheers Suhail. To be hocolony, I wouldn't offer him the second providing after the walk; cements the easy idea that it's a situation of eat it when it's tright here the initially time, or don't obtain it. Thanks for the vote buddy.

Suhail Zubhelp aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on April 16, 2012:

So I admit that I have actually been plagued by this problem. My boy periodically doesn't present any interemainder in the food. In the morning, I take away his food as you have actually advised and my wife serves the exact same at lunch, as soon as he eats it. But for dinner, if he doesn't display interest, I take it amethod, and also take him for his normal walk. When we come ago, as a ascendancy, I would market the food when aget. Typically he eats it. If he doesn't, I take it ameans for the night.


Great hub. Very informative. Voted up.

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DoctorDarts (author) on April 16, 2012:

Thanks for the rating Georgina! It's just been up two minutes too, thanks! :-)

Georgina Crawford from Dartmoor on April 16, 2012:

Great doggie psychology. We have actually a really fussy jack russel. I've printed this off for her to review (by the method, how did you recognize around the French underwear?). Rating up and adhering to you.