Don't get your dog to eat. It'll eat.

Getting a Dog To Eat

Getting a Dog To Eat

A normal dog will eat once a day, sometimes even once every 36 hours once it’s weight is “good” and when a dog curtails it’s eating, it’s natural to worry, and UNFORTUNATELY it’s a reflex to change foods to something to dog “likes” more. And eats. Then, it’s the tastebuds which are overriding the natural tendency towards a moderate body weight. Basically someone who’s “not hungry” will take pizza or ice cream, for sure.

And that’s what you’re doing when you try to “get a dog to eat” that is at an ideal weight.

Getting a Dog To Eat and Why That’s No Good


Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.