GETTING A SICK DOG TO EAT WHEN HE HAS LOST HIS APPETITE
Like sick people, sick dogs often don’t feel like eating. A therapy such as chemotherapy may be making them nauseated, for example, or they’re just too weak for their appetites to kick in. It’s a particularly vexing problem because a very sick dog needs his food to keep up his strength as he fights the disease.
Try the following if your old friend becomes sick and has lost his lust for eating.
•Keep dry dog food in a treat jar rather than its original package, and feed your dog from there. Dogs often feel treats are “better” than their regular food, because it’s not really about the taste of the food. It’s that the dog’s owner is treating him special by going outside the daily routine to make things nice.