Some dogs are just plain picky. If you have ever been in charge of a toddler, you’ll be familiar with this refusal to eat certain foods. But if Simba isn’t eating his food all of a sudden, but will gladly take treats or table scraps, something is wrong. Your job is to get to the root of the problem and get him back on track before he gets sick. There are a few different reasons why he may be turning his nose up at his dinner, and having this selective loss of appetite. Not all of them are indicative of some serious problem, but it could surely turn into one if you don’t try and break him of this behaviour. Most dogs will eat everything in sight. If your pupper is generally a healthy dog like that, but has suddenly lost his appetite, he could be experiencing some sort of illness. To find out exactly what that sickness may be, you will have to talk to your regular vet and have your dog examined. However, you can begin to understand what you may be dealing with if you notice any of the following signs:
Sometimes, your pet vomiting is not an indicator that something is seriously wrong. He could have eaten too fast or got hold of something he wasn’t supposed to. You may still need to take him in to get checked out, though, especially if he refuses to eat his regular food afterward.
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