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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

If Your Dog Isn’t Eating, Figure Out the Problem

Updated: May 10th, 2021


We tend to use an appetite stimulant when our dog won’t eat. But it turns out, that might not be the best choice.

If your dog isn’t eating, you might think “hey, let’s give him something to make him hungry!” But there are many things that make a dog not eat … and just treating appetite might not help … and it might even hurt.

So figuring out the WHY your dog won’t eat is really important!

This week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers features Dr. Trina Hazzah, an integrative oncologist outside of Los Angeles. She reveals the possible causes for appetite loss in dogs … and advises on what to do about it.

Whether you’re interested in natural or pharmaceutical approaches, this episode is a must-listen for any dog lover. (Yes, even if your dog doesn’t have cancer!)

Learn about all the options available for helping your dog feel well enough to eat, including:

  • Cerenia (maropitant citrate)
  • Zofran (ondansetron)
  • Entyce
  • Cannabis, CBDA and THC
  • Probiotics
  • Happy Earth, a Chinese herbal blend
  • Slippery Elm
  • Ginger
  • Nux vomica homeopathic

You can read the transcript on the episode page on the Dog Cancer Answers website.

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