03-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Belleville, Ontario
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Originally Posted by BriscoDog24
Intellectually, I'm willing to trust that he won't starve himself. I want to help him though, because I know it comes from anxiety. Also, I don't wanna be out of state and have the kennel call me or the vet because the dog won't eat.
I'll try that, thanks.
I don't believe he would literally starve. A dog will eventually eat when it gets hungry enough! I do know however that this concerns you and I don't blame you. I have been in this situation before with my girl who is now 5. We have had her as a pup and there was no trauma that occurred to cause her to stop. She just didn't feel like eating throughout the day. For a while, I would come home to her bowl still full and I too was concerned, but eventually this subsided and she ate when she felt like it - sometimes right away, sometimes an hour later, sometimes hours later. As long as your dog isn't losing weight or harming himself, I wouldn't worry so much! However, if you truly don't want this happening for the most part, you could try to schedule his feeding time to when you are getting ready in the morning, and when you are making supper at night. Just a suggestion! I know that won't help when you are away but like I said, I don't think he would literally starve. He would eventually force himself to eat. He could just be being needy - I know my girl can be because she's truly spoiled! lol