how to boost dogs appetite

A dog that doesn’t eat enough can be a real source of worry and concern. When you are used to seeing your dog’s rush to their dish during mealtime and eagerly clean up every last grain, a dog who doesn’t show much interest in eating, and who may even be a little underweight, can leave you feeling anxious. 


Here are some common things you can do to help your dog increase appetite. But if issues last for more than 2 days, It is recommended that you consult your veterinarian to address other issues that may be causing your dog to lost their appetite. 


how to boost your dogs appetite
how to boost your dogs appetite
how to boost your dogs appetite
  • If you’re used to giving your dog treats anytime you can, then it’s time to stop. Once he learns he can get special treats or extra attention from you, he will likely eat less, rather than more, of the food in his dish.
  • Regular exercise will stimulate your dog’s appetite and encourage him to eat more. To really boost the appetite-improving effects of exercise, take him for a walk before each meal. 
  • Learn the benefits of walking with your dog here
  • Make sure to follow a time and schedule. For adult dogs, feed them twice a day and for puppies at least 3 times a day. Make sure to give them a Holistic supplement to make sure they get all the nutrients they need daily.
  • If you normally feed your pet with other animals, try feeding them alone. Some dogs get distracted by activity and have trouble focusing on their meal. Make sure your dog’s food and water dishes are in a quiet spot, where he can eat in peace. Set his food down and walk away. Come back in a half hour and pick his dishes up. It won’t take him long to realize he needs to eat when he has the chance.
  • CBD oil can kickstart the EDS and awaken it when appetite is low due to disease, distress, or some other cause. Cannabinoid receptors in the brainstem are also engaged in activating the mind’s component of feeding. Get your Trusted CBD oil here. Learn more about CBD here.


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Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.