When your pet is ill, the first sign you will notice is an untouched bowl of food. Good appetite equals good health. There are hundreds of diseases and problems that make your dog or cat uninterested in its food.
CAUSES OF ANOREXIA
Diseases and conditions – infections, inflammation, poisoning, kidney or liver failure, pain, late pregnancy, foreign body in tummy (young to middle aged pets), hormonal imbalance, cancer (only in old pets)
Psychological – brain problem, stress, new environment or routine, hates the taste of particular food
WHY YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR PET TO THE VET
Since having a poor appetite is a common sign of many diseases, physical examination is extremely important. Your vet will examine the head, mouth, neck, chest, belly and other parts in order to rule out certain conditions.
When the checkup is normal, your vet will recommend a series of tests. Complete blood count (CBC), biochemical profile, and urinalysis will be suggested to help narrow down possible causes.
WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND A VET AT THIS TIME
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