Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are very popular with dogs and can be given as a way to treat dogs to fat. The whites of the eggs can be more easily digested if cooked first, while the yolks should be given raw so that the nutrients are not reduced. You can also give hard-boiled, half-boiled, or omelet eggs mixed with food. One egg contains 70 calories which are enough for a medium or large dog. As for small dogs, only half an egg is enough. Apart from that, if you want to improve the dog food taste and nutrients too, you may add some healthy dog food toppers.
Peas are also very good mixed with dog food to increase appetite. You can add a tablespoon of peas to your dog’s plate and mix it with the dry feed. If your dog eats all the peas, then add another half a tablespoon.
Depending on the cause of the dog’s lack of appetite, you can also add essential oils which are also quite effective in increasing your dog’s appetite. If your dog doesn’t want to eat because of stress, then you can help calm and relieve your dog’s stress by spreading the scent of lavender or chamomile which can relieve stress in your dog which is also a good way to treat a stressed pregnant dog.
Meanwhile, if the dog does not want to eat because of digestive problems, then you can use peppermint or ginger oil which is very good to improve your dog’s digestive tract and is safe for consumption. As for decreased appetite, you can spread the aroma of several types of essential oils such as citrus, grapefruit, and sweet marjoram oil which can increase sluggish appetite in dogs.
In some cases, older dogs may lose their appetite as their sense of smell begins to diminish. If this is the case, then you can use an easy trick such as warming your dog’s food in the microwave for 15 seconds which is already effective to increase the aroma of the food so it can be sniffed by the dog to arouse his appetite as well as a way to fatten up your dog.