February 12, 2021
Does your dog have an eating disorder? Don't fret!
Some dogs can be just picky with their meals. You might only need to give them different kinds of food to figure out what they like. Those furballs can last two days of not eating without starving.
That may not be the case with some dogs, however. Certain situations may cause Fido to lose his appetite. It may not be right to judge him picky right away. Who knows? Your poor, little pooch may even have anorexia. You need to determine the root cause of the problem.
Here are some situations that may cause your dog to lose its appetite:
Consider these situations when your floof starts showing signs of anorexia. Only after eliminating all these possibilities can you say that Fido's eating problem is a behavioral issue. In that case, you need to get creative and figure out ways to make him enjoy his meal.
Here are a few suggestions:
Dog anorexia is not the same as anorexia nervosa in humans. The term may come from that concept because scientists have been using animals to study the development of human diseases. They only call it anorexia because the pup completely loses its appetite for food. Anorexia nervosa has something to do with the fear of gaining weight. I don't think dogs even care about how heavy they are.