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Old 18-03-2016, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anne wont eat. The vet told us to give her chappie and she was eating that for months and now wont touch it. We have given her butchers because it is gluten free and she has a gluten allergy, she ate a couple of bowls and now sniffs and walks away.

She keeps looking at our hands.

There has been tremendous stress in the house this week. Our beloved 12 year old cat was just diagnosed as terminal. She has an open wound on her tummy, well it isnt really open but looks it. Vet gave her some medicine if the wound doesnt heal in nine days then...but she wasnt very hopeful.

Anne keeps nudging her, licking her and poking her nose where the wound is and looking at us.

I am already heart broken and Anne not eating is compounding the stress. She keeps crying but seemingly for no reason.

Any ideas for encouraging her?

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Old 18-03-2016, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So you have either a sensitive dog showing it via eating or you have a fussy eater..or both.
I know which one I'd plump for from your post

Whilst Judy will eat anything apart from mushroom we mix her diet up between Beta kibble, a bit of raw, some choice leftovers etc.
I'd recommend not finding something she likes and sticking to it but instead find a few and rotating.
The upset in the house is however the obvious source. Also be careful with that open wound and sorry for your distress

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Old 20-03-2016, 03:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The only way she will eat currently is if we hand feed her and she isn't enthusiastic then.
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Old 20-03-2016, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dogs are just like humans, some are sensitive and some are "hard bast'ards".

Anne is sensitive and knows the cat is very poorly and also you are so worried about her 😢
I must confess, if it was me, I would forget "the rules" and hand feed Anne and at the same time, try not to show her your sorrow 😪

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Old 21-03-2016, 02:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hand feeding is the only way she will currently eat and I am worried about her pining.

My brother feeds her breakfast and I feed her dinner, which is hard as I am vegetarian. I feel cruel like I am force feeding her but she has to have something in her tummy. I have to watch that she is not being fed too much in case she is just not hungry. There can't be anything wrong with her, she was at the vet the week before last.

She has been obsessed with Maiko for over a month now, chasing after her were ever she goes, looking at her and whining, we couldn't understand why, guess now we know.
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Old 24-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There are many possible reasons why your dog won't eat. She might have a really low appetite or a sensitive stomach and it's really frustrating when our beloved babies won't eat, I know that feeling. Losing appetite might also be a sign of some illnesses. Another possibility is a dental problem. You've already visited your vet so I assume you have checked her mouth if there's any problem.
Be resourceful. Find a fit food for your dog. You might also want to experiment on making/cooking treats for her and only include ingredients specifically good for dogs. There are a lot of recipe on the internet. One of my dogs, Gordon have a really sensitive stomach and a picky eater. I had a lot of troubles in finding the right food for him but I stuck on eukanuba. It's definitely worth all the troubles because he likes it. It's also a food for dogs with sensitive stomach and it has all the good natural ingredients. Now I eukanuba to all my adult dogs.
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