Yesterday, my SO and I adopted an 8 year old corgi/basset hound/Australian shepherd mix from the Humane Society. He’s got a great attitude, is very friendly, ran like hell with us at the dog park last night, and curls right up with us on the couch. The Humane Society gave us a 5 pound bag of the food they give to dogs; so far, he has yet to take a bite of it. He’s been in our home for almost 24 hours now, and the only calories he’s had have come from treats. We’re not giving him a lot of treats, either, just a few for positive reinforcement when he does the right thing (waits for us to enter the apartment first, sat still during his bath). He knows where his food is (I think) since he’s been drinking his water frequently.
He does, however, have pain-killers for gingivitis and periodontitis. We’ve given it to him, but he still isn’t eating.
Also, he has zero interest in toys. He ran with us at the park, but won’t chase a soft frisbee, pick up a bone, chase a tennis ball, or anything. We took him to Petco yesterday and he wasn’t interested in anything that wasn’t a treat.
Any ideas on how to get him to eat or play with toys?