In Reply to: Force Feeding? posted by lacie143 on May 09, 2003 at 22:19:02:
Force feeding is not the answer. You need to find out WHY he is not eating. You have mentioned in several posts about problems. Please find a vet near you that can treat him and get him there. Until you actively find out was is wrong, force feeding is not going to do anything but stress him further. Also, keep trying different things. Try some canned dog food this sparked mine into eating when I first got him. On the 3rd try with the canned dog food he began eating and has not wained in the 5 years I have had him. He eats pretty much anything now that I give him.
In short, you are fixing the symptoms by force feeding instead of fixing the problem of why he is not eating.