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As a pet parent, it’s heart-wrenching to see your senior dog go through a phase of not eating as they once did. You may notice your furry friend drinking water but refusing their meals.
While it can be a cause for concern, understanding the reasons behind this change in appetite can help you provide the right care and support for your aging canine companion.
First and foremost, it’s important to recognize that some changes in appetite are normal as dogs age. Senior dogs often have decreased energy requirements and may naturally eat less. However, if you notice a significant and sudden decrease in their food intake, it’s essential to investigate further.
There are several potential causes for your senior dog not eating but still drinking water:
If your senior dog’s loss of appetite persists for more than a day or two, or if it’s accompanied by other concerning signs, it’s time to consult your veterinarian. Signs to watch for include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, excessive drinking, or excessive lethargy.
A senior dog not eating but drinking water can be a source of worry for pet parents. However, it’s crucial to investigate the underlying causes and provide appropriate care and support. By consulting with your veterinarian and taking steps to make mealtime more appealing, you can help your aging canine companion regain their appetite and enjoy their golden years with good health and happiness.
Welcome! We are so glad you are here! At SDR, we are firm believers that senior pets are the most inspiring animals in the world. And our mission is to help promote the needs of senior dogs and help pet parents create a life of health and happiness for their oldest canine friend.