Ruth Bremerton, WA 11/19/2011 7:40:59 AM Typical advice...there is no reason why a dog must be starved in order to get him/her to eat. Rotating foods is a great way to get variety into a dogs eating program. All you need to do is add canned, raw, dehydrated and/or healthy human foods into their meals and never leave the food bowl filled. Offer one or two small meals a day and pick it up the moment the dog walks away from the bowl. No in between meal treats until the dog eats its entire meal. Find foods that excite the appetite and preferably without grain. Most pet stores will offer free samples...get several and try them out and when you find a couple that the dog likes, buy a couple of different flavors and offer variety.