What to feed
a sick dog
There are a variety
of ways your dog can become sick. For instance, your dog could lose his
appetite and become slow and lazy.
If this happens give your dog bland foods with little or no strong flavours,
smells, and tastes, to start with.
Bland food will help them keep their food down with not too much in it to upset
the stomach and cause more illness.
Loss of appetite
Feed your dog
with simple and easy to digest foods. Food which is hard to chew should be
avoided at this time. Try blending food up finely so they can lick it up
instead of chewing, as this often works well for a lot of pets.
If this works then you should build the tastes up slowly from bland food to
normal stronger tasting foods but always keeping to what your dog is
comfortable with, if you do too much too soon then your dog will become ill
again so take it slowly.
Make sure that your dog drinks plenty of water as well. When a dog is unwell
they may have other symptoms like diarrhea which will cause them to become
dehydrated easily and set them up for more misery so try to maintain good
hydration levels, which in turn will maintain his happiness.
If all else fails and nothing seems to be working then you should contact your
vet and seek their advice. If you don't then you risk your dogs health and
body weight deteriorating and there may be other difficulties to overcome before
your dog will start to become healthier.
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