My dog refuses to eat or leave her spot (the couch) even if I leave her with my sister. She also whimpers and howls while I’m gone and refuses to eat when I’m home. Is this anxiety?


If she whimpers and howls when you are out of the home this can be a sign of separation anxiety or stress. If she refuses to eat when you're home too though, this can be a sign of a medical problem that should be investigated by a vet.

Updated on March 12, 2018

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Why Doesn't my Dog Eat When I'm Gone?
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli