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    My dog won't eat his dry food
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    An_245160 posted:
    I give my dog a little dry food in the morning and a little semi-moist food in the evening. In the last couple of weeks he has decided he doesn't want the dry food any more. He has continued to eat the semi-moist though. He will eat the dry occasionally but as a rule he refuses it now. Should I be worried?
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    Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
    It is not unusual for all of us (our pets included) to have changes in our appetites but one that lasts for an extended period of time may be a reason to take your pet to your veterinarian for an examination. Dental disease, internal organ illnesses and more can be reasons why a pet may be off feed. Depending on whether there are other signs of 'being off' can assist you in deciding how soon you should make an appointment. From your posting, it sounds as though you are worried...never second guess yourself...have your pet seen.
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    AbbyN455 responded:
    When my older dog gets picky and won't eat his dry food, I get some of those Natural Balance dog food rolls shaped like sausages and cut some up and mix it in his bowl, and he eats every last crumb. This works every time for us.


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