How long should I wait if my dog isn’t eating?
Every dog is unique and there is no set number of days that is safe for dogs who have gone on hunger strike, however most healthy dogs can contend with 3 days without eating food as long as your pet drinks water.
What happens if a dog doesn’t eat for 3 days?
Anorexia in dogs is a life-threatening condition. Untreated for several days, it can lead to malnourishment and dehydration. You should contact your vet straight away if your dog or puppy is refusing to eat, even if they’re acting normally.
Can dogs go 24 hours without eating?
If your dog goes more than 24 hours without drinking or 48 hours without eating, it’s time to be concerned. You should also contact your veterinarian if your dog is showing other signs of illness, such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or weakness.
Should I be worried if my dog hasnt eaten in 2 days?
If your dog is quiet, not themselves, or displaying any other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness or lethargy; or has not eaten at all for 2 days then you should seek veterinary attention.