Q. I have a 1year female German shepherd ,from past 3 months ,she does not eats food,she refuses the food ,we feed her daily by forcing her

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A. Have you consulted your vet on this? It's highly abnormal for a one year old dog to require force feeding for 3 months. There could be many problems that are causing her to have a complete lack of appetite. If all medical causes of inappetance are ruled out - GI problems, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatic disease - then you can start trying other foods. Start with high quality commercial diets. Royal Canin and Hill's make excellent adult maintenance diets.

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