A good, high quality dog food might get him more interested in eating. My mom's lab/chow mix won't touch the cheap grocery store crud. Good brands include Blue Buffalo, Wellness, and anything that doesn't have grains added. This also helps with any grain allergies that they might have that may end up making them feel nauseated and thus not interested in eating. Feed him about 1/2 cups a day, 1/4 in the morning, 1/4 in the evening.
If you already feed a good, high quality food, then I would recommend that you only feed him that food and no table scraps or treats. The dog will get hungry enough, they will eat the food they are provided. In my opinion, and that of my father, no healthy dog will willingly starve themselves. I have a chihuahua who is spoiled rotten and expects to have filet mignon for each meal, and is sorely disappointed to find out that her meal is always Blue Wilderness. Left with her bowl of food, she will reluctantly eat it after a while.
I second taking the dog to the vet if this doesn't get any better within a couple of weeks. A health problem could be the cause.
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Last edited by TheCrabbyTabby; 07-28-2012 at 02:26 AM.