Today’s article is good advice for you if your pet doesn’t want to eat. And this is super important, right? There are many reasons why our pets don’t eat, and that is to say, the things we need to think about is why our pets aren’t eating and address that. And then I’m going to give you some tips and tricks. And some of those will be things you can do at home, and some of them will require you to go to the vet and get some medicine. So in this article, I’m going to give you tips and tricks for your dog to eat. Let’s break it down, let’s talk about the different things we can do to get our pets to eat.
Let’s do it. Okay guys, so your pet isn’t eating. So I thought it might be helpful for this part if my husband, Dr. Kerry Heuter, who is a certified internist, could help us with some suggestions for things to do at home if your dog or cat doesn’t. it does. food. Well, some cats and dogs can get bored with what they are currently eating, so trying something new can help. If you are on a different commercial diet you can try it, but often it isn’t, so you could try something like comfort food. So some boiled chicken, boiled rice, boiled pasta, baked potatoes, all those things can help. Heating the food in the microwave, adding a little more flavor, or adding something extra like a little chicken stock or similar can help.
So I generally like a low sodium chicken broth for dogs and cats so we don’t add too much salt. For cats, one of the things I love is a little bit of tuna and sometimes even a little bit of the tuna’s juices, I think, is also very useful. What are you thinking about, then I have some chicken. Can I cook it with good olive oil or maybe a little butter? – No, I mean, that’s the only big negative. – Turn right. – You don’t want to make anything really greasy or spicy. – Turn right. – So I said don’t eat dinner. I said boiled chicken. – Good. – Cooked rice, cooked pasta, something that sounds a bit soft and mushy and is good for the stomach, but also something new for them, they will really like it. – Turn right. – You don’t have to spruce it up a bit. – Yes. And one of the big mistakes I think customers make when their pet isn’t eating is changing their food and not transitioning slowly because they so badly want them to just eat something and now what? what is happening? Diarrhea. – Diarrhea, right? So it’s okay if your pet doesn’t eat to try other foods, but if he tries things that have oil or butter on them, he could have diarrhea and in the worst case, pancreatitis or something like that. So I think it’s really important that we keep it lean, keep it simple, some things that I like to do, if you have them on hand at home so you can mix some white rice with your food. And I think that’s cool. And then, you know, sometimes you might not eat chicken, but you might have some cold cuts on the house.
So we usually have chicken or turkey in the house so they are other things you can mix with your food or heat with your food and they can be some good options too. – Yes, and for those who don’t want to cook, they can even use the rotisserie chicken available in most markets. Just make sure to remove your skin. That’s where you get really fat. – Okay, usually I think eggs are another good and simple protein. Yeah – You can do that so you can boil the eggs, just like a good idea. If your pet is not eating and you are going to spend a day or two, go to the pet store and just try different foods. Don’t invest in a big bag or big tin. Maybe try different things and give them a bit of an example, and that can help too.
You know, people often ask if you can use steroids to stimulate your appetite because it is a known side effect that steroids can stimulate your appetite, and one of the things I think you should always be careful with steroids is that you do not. you can just give a few doses of steroids and stop. You have to cut it down so that’s always one of the problems. Many pets use non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, especially for pain and the like, and we don’t want to use steroids with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
We’ve talked about anapodine tips and tricks and I have to tell you guys, I’ve learned a lot from all of you. So I posted on Facebook and you should definitely check it out, and Instagram too. And I have to thank you for the greeting. I just wanted to share some tips and tricks you guys shared with me because some of them are really cool. So, Debbie, your pet was using Palladia, and it’s definitely a drug that can cause a loss of appetite. He said he would feed his pet whatever he ate. Heating food, one of the things I have already mentioned, is great. So she would give them eggs, as we said, boneless, skinless chicken breast and hand-feeding can also be very important.
My god, he hasn’t eaten in a week. See, he’s eating, oh wow. That makes me very happy, but she is not allowed to eat hamburgers, so we give her chicken breast, because that is very fatty for her. And many happy and cheerful cheers. So with the help of those voices that our pets like.
Good girl, Kya. Good job. – Eating outside, so the environment changes. I think that’s very important. Said when the weather was nice in the summer and fall. Sometimes change the bowl, put a plate, give them something else, so if they eat metal, maybe ceramic. Maybe with one of your plates. These are some tips you won’t learn in veterinary schools. She also tried tuna for her dog, in dog food, so I was talking about using tuna and juice for cats so you can use it for dogs too. Anything with a strong scent. Okay, along the lines of what Debbie just suggested, Gillian, when she gave her pet Simba to CHOP chemotherapy, she replaced the metal bowl with a glass bowl and fed him chicken pieces and roast beef, and started using bone broth.
Again, a few tips and tricks that I think can be of great help. And then he also used a PEPCID, which is Famotidine, an antacid. And then your pet was on prednisone, which is a steroid and can cause stomach irritation. So that helped a lot too. So those could be things you want to discuss with your oncologist or your vet if your dog is on steroids, sometimes that can cause stomach irritation. They may want to use PEPCID, which is an over-the-counter drug, but I personally also like omeprazole, which is Prilosec. Talk to your vet before adding any of these medications, even the over-the-counter medications. Sometimes they are contraindicated in your pet, and other times you don’t want to give them certain medications and the like, so that’s good advice. But again change the bowl I love it. Good, good, good advice. Thanks, Gillian. Guys, I love this one. Here’s a tip for cats. So this came from Laura who is a cat, our 14-year-old tomcat Thunder, big name, had low-grade small cell lymphoma. I’ve always been a picky eater. Well, it will be difficult if your cat has never eaten properly, and now your cat is on chemotherapy. So she had a hard time knowing if Thunder, her appetite was low due to chemotherapy or cancer. Or was it just like she said, “Hoping for better.” She often makes fun of the food “and then swallows Temptations” or chicken breast. She used Mirataz and Cerenia, but this is something I love. She said she would try a different texture.
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So sometimes you want pate, sometimes in slices, sometimes in strips. The texture seems to be more important than taste. And one of the other important things she said was to push him completely away from those temptations so she knew he wouldn’t expect it. Okay, Sherri, our big fan with a beautiful dog, who I think is going through lymphoma. I’ll show you the picture. Cerenia and Entyce seemed to lose momentum after 5 months of treatment. So they switched to ondansetron. Just as food doesn’t always work, a drug for nausea may not work, so he switched to Zofran and Mirtazapine, and they’ve helped us a lot. So that’s good advice. If a medication no longer seems to be working, you can talk to your oncologist or your vet. They boiled off the Dog Cancer Diet in the book I co-wrote, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and Agnes eats when you hand-feed her from her bed. And she said, “Can we say diva?” And she said, “While not optimal,” chicken nuggets almost always work when you’re desperate. And sometimes when you’re desperate, you have to. And he sent a nice picture of Agnes putting chicken nuggets in the car. It’s okay.’ Guys, some more tips because they are great. Arwyn Todd says, “Sprinkle with a treat.” Some Parmesan, ground crackers were his family’s favorites and, of course, hand food. And we make sure that meals don’t get me too excited. I read somewhere that they might associate when you’re mad at dinnertime making it harder to convince them to eat, so if I had to cry or scream in frustration I’d hide in the closet. Brittany says baby food.
That’s good advice I don’t usually forget to mention, but I don’t appreciate it, Brittany. Anchovies, ugh, I don’t like anchovies, but it works. Canned food and hot water, making sauce, canned chicken. And then Diva suggests Goat Milk from Answers Pet Food, it’s great. I’ve never heard of that, so that’s another tip. Canned tripe was suggested. So smelly that most can’t resist. Jacoby, apparently one of my patients, wrote that she likes to have some freshly grated Parmesan cheese with her food. Guys, I hope this helps. Comment below, don’t forget to subscribe. I really appreciate you taking the time to read. I really hope this helped. I know how frustrating it is when our pets don’t eat. So again, if you have any other tips or tricks, comment on the article below. If you know someone who thinks this will help you, please share. comment. Thanks for reading and see you next time.