Having a picky dog can be very challenging, and a bit frustrating for everything involved. Some dogs who are picky will refuse foods that contain certain ingredients, or that are presented in a certain manner, however it is also important to realize that there are many different reasons why a dog might be picky – from food preference, to behavioral reasons to even medical conditions. The most important thing you can do when you have dog who refuses food is try to probe solve the why ad then work to address those reasons.
There is an entire subset of dogs that are more picky – they may like food one day, but not the next. The typical picky dog may rotate through many different types of food or toppers in order to keep things interesting. Personally I have seen more picky Chihuahua’s, finicky Huskies, selective Shi Tzus, fussy Yorkies and choosy Doodles than any other breeds. However the truly picky dog can be rather rare – most picky pups actually have other reasons why they might not want to eat.
There many reasons why a pup might not eat their dinner – and depending upon why your pup isn’t eating will tell you what you can do as a pet parent to combat the issue. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen well intentioned pet parents add more and more and more toppers, or […]
About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, AS Animal Health -2013) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.
Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!
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