A lot of times it can be dental disease, or a dental issue, or a toothache. You know when we have toothaches, we don't want to eat. And your dog will feel the same way. So one thing to look at with that is that, if they do eat, are they chewing on one side of their mouth as opposed to the other? And if they chew on one side, do they appear to have any discomfort with that?
It could be a dental issue. It could be a GI issue. So you would want to first kind of observe and see if you can ascertain for yourself. Is there a reason my pet is not eating? Because they don’t like the foods? Steven talked about his princess there as very finicky, which is so surprising to us with her bling on
That’s a different issue. In that case you have to just be stern and make them understand that I am going to leave this down until you eat it up until a certain point. I kind of have a two-day rule.
If your pet has not eaten in two days, look for other signs. Has there been any vomiting? Has there been any loose stool? Do you notice any obvious pain anywhere in the stomach? Those are signs that also will let you know whether or not they are being stubborn or they need to see the vet pretty readily.