Originally Posted by NineLives
This summer my dog was a jolly old girl of 13/14 but now we can see her ribs. She has gradually stopped eating and now doesn't appear to be eating at all! She has always been so eager to get some scraps but now when we give her something she drops it and looks up at us pitifully, no matter what it is.
My advice would be to get her to your vet. My sister's sheltie behaved like yours, acting as if she wanted food, then just unwilling to eat, and that was kidney failure.Your girl sounds like she needs professional help from a qualified vet. Some of mine sit on my knee shaking in fear in the vet's waiting room but they still have to cared for properly.