Why Has My Dog Stopped Eating His Dry Food?

Many dogs won’t eat if they’re not feeling well, especially if they’re suffering from intestinal or dental issues, so you should visit your veterinarian to make sure nothing’s wrong.

But if your dog eats other kinds of food (like wet food or snacks) and refuses to touch his dry food, it may mean he’s a picky eater.

What causes loss of appetite in dogs?

The most common cause of lethargy and loss of appetite in dogs is infection or disease. Many of the viral infections such as distemper and parvovirus present with lethargy and loss of appetite. Lethargy may be caused by the lack of appetite, as if your dog is not eating then it is not getting any energy.

How can I get my dog to eat his dry food?

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What to feed a dog who won t eat?

Add Canned or Fresh Dog Food

If you normally feed your dog kibble, he might enjoy a different type of dog food stirred in. Don’t add too much at once, because changing your dog’s diet quickly can cause digestive upset. A few spoonfuls of canned dog food or fresh dog food can add interest to his dry food, though.