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Food can be tricky, but I would definitely check with your vet. I know that sometimes my dog vomits bile when his stomach is empty, and there is a name for it. If his appetite is poor and his stomach is upset for a medical reason, the . But I also know Havanese vary in size so greatly, the “recommended” portion of food can become confusing, and it’s easy to overfeed. My puppy was on 3 smaller meals for much longer than most, it just seemed to work for him. There’s also a behavioral element, in that he might just be hoping for something better. Mine can wait a ridiculously long time in hope of some of the “good stuff” when he smells my husband cooking. He’ll go to his bowl and just sit but not eat, looking hopefully towards the kitchen, and then eventually he’ll get distracted and wander off. Sometimes he waits so long we all forget about the food in the bowl and then it’s 8pm and he’s eating dinner! It’s easier to set up mealtime “rules” if you aren’t worried it’s health related, and maybe with some feedback specific to your puppy from your vet on his recommended weight and food portions.