EPISODE 233 | RELEASED November 27, 2023

How to Get a Dog to Eat That Refuses To Do So | Dr. Susan Recker

Your dog won’t eat. What on earth do you do? Dr. Susan Recker has lots of great advice for how to get a dog to eat that refuses to do so.


How do you get a dog to eat that refuses to do so? Force doesn’t work. Neither does pleading. And panicking certainly doesn’t help … but we all tend to panic when our dogs won’t eat.

So, what do we do? Veterinarian, teacher, and veterinary nutrition expert Dr. Susan Recker joins us for an enlightening discussion about why dogs don’t eat, and what we can do to help them.

Whether the cause is nausea or pain, she has tips and advice about when to worry about not eating and not drinking, and when to call the vet.

Dr. Recker guides us on how to figure out what’s actually wrong – and by the way, it might not be anything wrong with your dog that’s causing the inappetence!

Call +1 808-868-3200 to leave a question on our Listener Line for a future show!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

 “Good Day Sunshine” by The Beatles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dC7ILQ_vtE

Article on Dog Not Eating: https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/side-effects/dog-not-eating/

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