Dog Refuses To Eat
My girl Roxie is at it again. Today when it was meal time for her and her brother Chester, she just casually laid down in front of her bowl while her brother was munching away at his breakfast. Once again, she refused to eat. My pet sitter who is also a vet assistant, says it’s okay for dogs to miss an entire day or two without eating but of course, more than that requires vet attention.
Roxie has played this game many times before. She will refuse to eat for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s quite legitimate as she has had upset tummies before with a loss of appetite. But sometimes she seems to be fine otherwise. Usually what happens is that by the next mealtime, she will be hungry enough to resume eating.
So after about ten minutes, well after her brother has finished his breakfast, I put away her meal back into the dog food container so that she will know that if she doesn’t eat after a certainly period of time, meal time is over.
Roxie will probably eagerly accept the daily fruit snacks during the training drills we do at midday. She has had a very long history of being a finicky eater ever since she was a puppy. This is one bad habit I would like to break.
Does your dog ever miss meals? If so, please share via the comments section below.