Moving Your Dog Through Fussy Behaviour

When a dog says "No" to their food or barely eats any, this can trigger panic in their family who may then start to try and encourage them to eat via hand feeding and offering different foods...this could start you on the pathway to a life long challenge of fussy behaviours. Small dogs are infamous for this.

Dachshund

The first thing you need to do as a pet parent is making a distinction between a dog just being off their food for a meal or two or whether there is a medical issue at play.  Having a Vet check is a great idea to rule out any potential issues.

Young dogs and entire (undesexed) dogs can go off their food, we write more about that here.

Fussiness with food is not a breed thing, it's a dog thing so it's important not to insert any false narrative into the conversation.

We discuss the many reasons dogs may go off their food and what to do about it here.