My one-year-old Labrador is not eating properly.Please help.


There are number of reasons for your pet to behave like this. For example, she may have fear for new food, previous bad experience with the food, poor palatability or simply she may be a fussy eater. Some dogs may refuse food/skip meals when they have consumed more energy than they would require (which is common in our experience). Please make sure that you are not over-feeding her and monitor her body weight at least every two weeks. If she continues to refuse food, I suggest to contact your vet and discuss whether there may be medical cause(s) for this and in some instances, blood work may be required to find out the underlying cause.

Question by – Rakesh Kumar, Delhi