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I don't think dogs (like children) will starve themselves. They'll eat if they are hungry and food is available. But I can relate to your predicament as I am going through it with my guy. It's been a struggle for me but I am slowly accepting that Giotto will eat when he feels like it and my only job is to offer him the food. The rest is up to him. I was really stressing over this dog eating and worrying about him being hungry and starving, to the point that I was catering to him and cooking him meals to get him to eat. I can't do that anymore. I don't have the time and it wasn't helping. Now he gets his food in the morning and at night and if he eats it, great, if not, well, that's okay too.
If he is eating nothing for more than a couple of days I would call the vet, but according to my vet dogs can (and often do) go a day or sometimes two without eating anything or much at all. IA that I would just make sure he is drinking. As long as he is doing that, I would relax about the food. He'll eat when he is hungry enough.