My recent rescue dog Missy, a 10 year old chihuaha cross has what can only be described as hysteria when it comes to mealtimes, she was starved for 6 days in the pound because she had mouth full of severely infected teeth and was given hard biscuits only! So she could not eat for some time.
So when it is coming up to mealtimes she starts whining and barking and moaning and goes on and on and on, until she is fed. She is not food aggressive at all, I can put my hands in her bowl or take her food away, there is no problem there, and she is not dominant in any way in the household, its more like a sort of hysterical carrying on and on to get at the food its obviously a huge anxiety for her.
When I point to her to sit and be still she calms a little but only a little and tends to whine more softly, but is still constantly whining until she is fed.
Any ideas anyone??