What May Lead to Appetite Loss in Dogs?

Q:
What may lead to appetite loss in dogs?

A:
Appetite refers to the desire to eat food, normally it is caused by hunger. Normal appetite helps regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. Abnormal appetite loss may lead to anorexia. Anorexia can occur both in humans and animals such as dogs, cats.

The causes of appetite loss in dogs include:

  • Environmental changes such as moving to a new home.
  • Aging of the dog.
  • Some diseases include liver cancer, inflammation, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
  • Switching to a new kind of pet food.

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