Springer Spaniel not eating dog food

My 5 year old bitch refuses to eat dog food. She will only eat scraps from our meals. I have tried all sorts of dry and wet food. Although she might initially eat them she then stops after a few days and refuses to eat more. I have tried taking away her food if she doesn't eat it and putting it down again next meal time but she would then go days/weeks without eating much. She got so thin. The vet has looked at her, and can't find anything wrong with her and she is all wormed etc. I now have to basically force feed her otherwise I am convinced she would starve herself to death. Has anyone ever come across this behaviour in their dogs?


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Nov 14, 2011
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by: Anonymous

hi have same problem with my sp bitch she used to wolf anything,she went fussy i stopped feading her scraps after meals it took about 6month she got the hint she went for weeks not eating got thin, she still not brill but she eats her meals now iv had to mix a little bit of tin in with the dried she ok on it now, she wont starve as long as you had her checked i did with mine to had full vet check, i think mine was just trying it on, coz was eating scrapps keep them of her few weeks see if takes the hint, if she still pooping them she eating, good luck

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