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My French bulldog 2yrs old the last todays started licking

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my French bulldog 2yrs old the last todays started licking her dry dog before she would eat it before ate like a pig
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Is she still eating well despite licking the food before eating?
2) Will she still eat other things like canned food, treats, etc. ?
3) Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1,yes 2yes 3no
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

If she is not showing any sign of illness and no aversion to other foods, chances are that she has become bored with the food being offered. If she is on one type of food consistently, it may be time to try a switch to something within the same brand but a different formulation (for example, switching chicken for salmon or turkey for lamb, etc). Many dogs do become bored with their food over time and will reluctantly, if more slowly, consume the food that's offered. As time goes on, it becomes more likely for dogs to refuse their food altogether so adding a few changes to increase her interest can help, too. Here are some examples:

Soften her food with low sodium chicken broth
Add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin or pureed chicken or turkey baby food
Mix in some parmesan cheese
Add in a tablespoon of low fat or no fat cottage cheese
Scramble an egg with no fats or spices and mix it with her food

Let me know if I can help further.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Checking in. How is your companion doing, JACustomer?