I was having serious trouble getting my 13 month old to eat his food. He's a little on the lean side. I changed his food just a bit by adding some of the Merricks wet Smothered Comfort. WoW!! He scarfed that stuff down. I think I've found a winning combination. He used to take quite a while to eat. Eat some, run around, pick on the food some more, run around….:p
I was having the same problem with Jack recently…he's 2...he wouldn't eat, I called it his anorexic phase. He would eat acouple of bites in the morning, ad about half of his food in the afternoon. There has been a lot of excitement around lately (Dad's home, and we are packing to move) so I thought that might have something to do with it, and I figured he would eat when he was hungry. He hasn't been acting lethargic or sick, just not eating.
Finally, after trying everything I could think of, treats in with the food (worked for a little while) pretending to eat it my self and trying to hand feed him(he looked at me like "If you think it is so good, why don't you eat it?) this morning I mixed some water in with the food. Next thing I know, it was all gone. Yay! no more Ally McBeal doggie!