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I have a 5 month old Havanese puppy. I am concerned about his eating. I have been feeding Fromm Gold Puppy, but a few weeks ago, I realized that he just was not consistently eating, or eating very little. I think he would eat about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per day. So I added some canned food that was no grain, etc., about a rounded spoonful at each meal. This has helped some. I switched to a refrigerated fresh roll of food, also adding some to each Fromm meal. The whole meal is about 1/2 cup, late morning and evening. Yesterday, he ate this all. I was happy. Today, at noon, he won't even take a bite. I just put it back in the refrigerator. But I am concerned that he is getting enough to grow on. Some days it seems fine, but other days, he just doesn't eat much. I don't want to fall into the "small dog feeding syndrome" where owners start doing anything to get the dog to eat and end up either spoiling him or feeding him incorrect food. I don't think he is being underfed. I can feel his ribs, but they aren't sticking out. His tummy is rounded, but not fat. He has energy. He weighs 7.5 pounds, and poops at least twice a day. So I am not writing because I am concerned for his health. (If I really thought there was something wrong, I would call my vet.) I am just writing to see if there are some reassuring guidelines about feeding a 5 month old Havanese that would help me know I am doing right by him.