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The Various Causes For the Dogs Losing Their Appetite and Methods of Overcoming

BY: Deena David | Category: Pets | Submitted: 2010-05-25 07:41:31
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Article Summary: "Dogs are faithful animals and when your pet dog loses its appetite...you get depressed. Read the reasons and methods of overcoming loss of appetite in dogs..."


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Dogs are very useful animals for human beings. There are various reasons for this. There are many times where the dogs that you have in your house has saved you or your family members from some kind of potent threat. If this is the case, then you are doubly lucky to have such a dog. It is very troubling to see your loving dog get sick. It is much more difficult when you watch that the dog is not eating properly. There are some simple reasons for the dogs not to eat well. Lists of the reasons due to which dogs do not eat well are given here.

1. Heat:

When the temperature is very hot, then the dogs will not be able to eat a lot. This is because the dogs are very thirsty and they want to drink more water. As they drink the water, they are not able to eat the food that is given to them. This is one of the main reasons for the dogs not being able to eat in hot climate.

2. The smell of the food:


No one ever thinks of this as a reason for the inability of the dog to eat the food. The reason for this is that people never think of the smell when they give food to their dog. If you own a dog, then you should understand that the dog usually smells the food before it starts eating the food. When the dog finds the smell of the food to be disgusting (It may smell good to us), then the dog will not eat the food. This is the reasons for many pet owners to provide the dog with the regular food and rarely change the food for the dog.

3. Exercise:

The dog that is taken out for a walk or the dog that is made to run a lot will be able to eat much more than a dog that is made to stay in the house for many hours. The reason for this is that when the dogs are exercised, they start losing the energy and the calories that was consumed previously. This causes the dogs to need the calories to be replenished and they start eating food. On the other hand, when the dog is made to exercise very less, the indigestion will make the dog less hungry.

4. Genetics:

There are some dogs that are not able to eat from the small age. The reason for this could be that the dog of that particular species may not be a good eater. This can cause the dog to eat less. Nothing can be done to treat this.

5. Diseases:

There are some diseases that can lead to a loss of appetite in the dogs and these should be treated immediately.

These are some of the major reasons due to which the dogs do not consume their food and seem to have lost their appetite. If the loss of appetite is not due to disease, then you can treat the dogs yourself.

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