First of all, you should bear in mind how do you assess the appetite of your pet. If you think that your dog eats, in your opinion, less than average eat the other dogs or her usual serving is much less than indicated on the package of dog food, then this is the wrong approach. Most perfectly healthy dogs eat only 60-70% of the number specified by the manufacturers of feed on the packaging.
Loss of appetite in dogs can be triggered by various diseases, so, noticing the change in the usual diet of pet, it is important to contact your veterinarian. Especially, this applies to dogs, who usually eat with pleasure, puppies and older animals. Often cause loss of appetite can be diseases of the digestive system of the dog. In this case, often vomiting and diarrhea. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the animal is on a walk didn't eat anything that might harm her. Worms can also cause the dog's loss of interest in food. The refusal of food and frustration of a chair will be added and lethargy pet. The coat of a sick animal usually becomes dimmer.
The reason can be diseases and injuries of the oral cavity. For example, if a dog has a toothache or inflamed gums, pain experienced when chewing, make her refuse food, even in case of severe hunger. Various internal injuries can lead to deterioration of appetite. In this case, pay attention to the presence of blood in the feces of the animal and its well-being. Try to protect the pet from the risk of injury without restricting his activity.
In addition, the loss of appetite often provokes a stressful situation, so you should not shout at the dog, and especially to apply to it any physical punishment. Most dogs are afraid of the aggression shown towards them by other animals on the street. Therefore, the owner must minimize contact of pet with other dogs. In addition, many preventive vaccination have a side effect, as the lack of appetite is a temporary phenomenon.
If you have previously a great appetite dogs disappeared after you changed the place of residence or went with her on a trip, then the pet may refuse to eat due to the fact that it is in an unfamiliar environment. Some animals become very nervous in new, unfamiliar places.
Perhaps the dog is just picky in eating, in this case, the lack of appetite can be caused by improper supply of food or the inconvenience of eating. But, basically, lack of appetite in dogs is associated with illness, so you should not let it go, be sure to explore all possible causes.