The two posts above me - LHCZTH and BILLSHARP have nailed it!
Some people might find me a bit strict, but here goes my philosophy when feeding your dog the raw diet, especially if you switched from kibble to raw.
If your dog ate kibble before, for months or for years, it literally ate the same thing every single day, twice a day. The dog ate, no one thought anything of it. Switch to raw and the dog's in heaven b/c it's getting REAL food and suddenly realizes there are OPTIONS!!!
I have found that most dogs do this after a while. They'll hold out every now and then because they want something "different" or "better" than what's in their bowl. Especially, if they can see / smell the other options in the fridge!
Kyleigh did it a couple of days ago (and she's never had kibble). While I'm mixing her food up, I'll toss her a chicken leg, drumstick or whatever, and then when she's done that I'll put her food down. She looked at it, looked at me and walked away. Fine, you want to subsist on a chicken leg for the next 24 hours, feel free. I left it for 10 minutes, no takers, took her food off the floor and put it in the fridge.
The next night, NO CHICKEN, and I put her food down, guess what ... she ate it.
IF and a big IF, your dog is healthy, your dog won't starve itself. It will eat. Remember when it ate the same boring old kibble every single day, twice a day, with no complaints?????
There are days when Kyleigh eats her whole bowl of food, other days only half. I don't make a big fuss about it. She's simply not hungry. Most healthy dogs will eat what they need and leave the rest.
Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,