After returning from a trip to my parents’ house, Lelouch stopped eating his food. To me, this was alarming, because he normally gobbled up his kibble in a matter of minutes. Now, he wouldn’t even touch the food until the next morning when he was starving, and even then, he would only eat about half of it.
Experience has taught me that dogs will stop eating for two main reasons:
- They don’t like their food anymore.
Since Lelouch wasn’t showing any other signs of illness, I went shopping for some canned food to mix in with his kibble. I ended up coming home with Taste of the Wild’s “Pacific Stream” formula. A somewhat uncommon brand, Taste of the Wild is an excellent dog food, but falls just short of the top-tier brands. It’s high in protein, antioxidants, and Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and is very palatable.
When I fed Lelouch that evening, I let him sniff the can when I opened it, and he went nuts! He was barking and howling and wagging his tail as I mixed up his dinner, and he gobbled it down without hesitation. My in-laws’ dog (Thunder), whom my husband and I are babysitting this week, wanted some too, so I put some on top of his bowl as a little treat.
Glad this problem was an easy fix!