What to Do When Your Dog Won’t Eat

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For the most part, dogs aren’t too picky when it comes to eating. Most dogs are quick to wolf down any food they’re presented with, and many get so excited about special treats that they’ll eat them so fast they won’t even taste them – something we’ve used to “trick” our dogs into taking medicine more than once! Sometimes, though, dogs may lose their appetite, and that can be concerning as a pet owner. At Betsy Farms, we strive to make dogs everywhere happier and healthier by offering a line of healthy dog treats, so here’s our advice on what to do if your dog won’t eat.



It’s All in the Schedule

Most of the time, if your dog isn’t eating their regular food, it’s probably because they genuinely aren’t hungry. Even more likely, it’s because they know they’ll get something better soon enough! While an extra treat here and there may not seem like much, all those added feedings can add up quick and cause dogs to skip their normal meals. If your dog isn’t eating, try creating a strict feeding schedule and sticking to it. Put their food bowl down at a certain time each day, and if they don’t eat, simply try again the next day. Soon enough, they’ll likely be chowing down when mealtime comes around.


Be Medically Minded

If a food schedule doesn’t work, loss of appetite in a dog may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. This is especially true if your dog stops eating suddenly, and even more likely if they aren’t interested in treats. If this is the case, it’s important to take it seriously. Take your pup to the vet as soon as you’re able, as there may be a disease or illness that’s causing the loss of appetite.


Find Healthy Dog Treats Near You Today

We hope these tips help quell any issues you may have with your dog’s appetite, and if you’re looking for something delicious and healthy to satiate that appetite, we can help! Betsy Farms dog treats are made from natural, authentic ingredients for a treat that’s both healthy and irresistible. One sniff of our healthy dog treats and we’re sure your dog will be hungrier than ever – so find a location near you today!