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Q: Q: My dog is a fussy eater. How can I encourage him to eat?

 

A: All Arden Grange foods are extremely palatable and readily enjoyed by most cats and dogs. However pouring hot water onto the dry kibble further enhances palatability, as it will melt some of the high quality fats, which then give off an enticing and wholesome aroma. Too much variety can make this problem worse. Never make an issue out of meal- times ~ put the food down and pretend to occupy yourself with something else in the vicinity. If the food is not eaten in your allotted time frame, then take up the dish calmly without showing you are disturbed. Always put fresh food down at the next mealtime. Sometimes refusal to eat or picking at food is attention seeking behaviour, but do make sure that there is no underlying health reason for a depleted appetite. Puppies often have reduced appetites during the teething process as they can have swollen gums and sore mouths. Adult males can refuse food if there is a female 'on heat' in their vicinity. A sudden loss of appetite should be reported to your vet if there is no obvious cause, since it may be indicative of a medical condition.

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