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Bentley Being Weird About Eating in the Morning

We found a food that Bentley likes to eat. Now his new weirdness is not eating in the morning. He gets excited about his evening meal and scarfs it down, but he doesn't seem interested in eating in the morning. Over the course of a couple hours, we manage to get him to eat his breakfast by various methods including spoonfeeding but it's always a battle.

What gives? It's the same food for both meals.
Should we just let him eat on his schedule or continue to make him eat his breakfast?

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Maybe add some warm water, which brings out the scent of the food. Often smell is a motivator.

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There's no way that I would ever be able to convince Ky to eat breakfast. She will only eat one meal a day, dinner.
I used to worry about it but the Vet convinced me that she's fine if that's how she wants to eat.
Bentley on the other hand would eat 20 meals a day if I let him
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Tia was the same. As long as he is happy to eat later then it is ok.
I am also not a breakfast person so I get it.

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My guy started doing exactly that a while back. I figured he would eat when he was hungry- no biggie. But it worried my husband so he started to add a tablespoon of cooked hamburger heated with water to the dry food. He cooks burger special for Bryley and freezes it in baggies.
We have no problem with breakfast being eater lickety-split now!

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Thanks or the input. I don't think it is a smell issue. A while back, we had a problem where Bentley just wasn't interested in his food at all. To address that, we began adding some canned food (Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck and Chicken) to his kibble. It definitely smells

For a while, he was eating his breakfast with gusto. He does seem to love the canned food and will chow down his dinner pretty quick.

I don't necessarily mind the idea of him having one meal a day, but I do worry about going all day on an empty tummy.

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