Dog will not eat.

Hello everyone!
Im at a complete loss here. My 4 year old intact Pekingese dog doesn’t want nothing to do with her food. She’s been to the vets 4 times in the past month. She had X-rays. Blood work came back excellent. She did have a UTI. She was on amoxicillin for ten days. When I took her back she still had bacteria in her urine so we decided to give her a shot of antibiotic. She’s being her normal self. Playing. Excited for walks. I just cannot get her to eat. She will take a treat or a greenie bone here and there. She will eat carrots, apples, some chicken here and there. I’ve bought so many different dog foods. Thinking maybe she’s bored with her food. Will not eat any I bought. I made a ton of homemade dog food which she will nibble on, but nothing like her normal appetite. We are on day 13 of the antibiotic shot. She normally is such a big eater. Never once had a problem in that area. She is scheduled to be spayed mid September. I am just so worried. The vets don’t have any answers for me. She’s only lost one pound during this non eating phase. Is there anything anyone can think of that I can bring up to the vets. Just thought I’d ask everyone’s opinions. Thank you all.

Hello and welcome to the forum. It sounds like your dog’s eating problems could be due to her current state of health. If so, hopefully it will improve with treatment. As she has had a lot of antibiotics it might be a good idea to start her on a canine specific probiotic. That will improve the gut bacteria levels. Also, natural Kefir is reported to be useful.

Have a look at this thread about the fussy eater as there might be something in there that is helpful.

I had a similar problem! I just waited for time, constantly gave my dog some food to eat and then it all went away by itself)))))!

It’s important to continue working with your vet to address your dog’s decreased appetite. Some possible causes for decreased appetite in dogs include dental issues, gastrointestinal problems, and certain medical conditions. The fact that your dog has already had several vet visits, X-rays, and blood work, as well as treatment for a UTI, is a good start. However, there could still be underlying issues that haven’t been addressed. Consider asking your vet about a referral to a veterinary specialist or discussing other diagnostic tests (such as ultrasound or endoscopy) that could help determine the root cause of your dog’s decreased appetite. Additionally, offering a variety of foods (including different textures and flavors) and serving smaller, more frequent meals may help entice your dog to eat.