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It could be the heat; there might be a girl in season nearby; or he's just slowing down his growth as he reaches adulthood.
How many meals is he getting a day? Do you leave the dish out with food in it (not a good practice) or are you picking it up after 15 minutes or so even if he hasn't eaten it all?
I'd do a wait, watch and see at this point, I think. If he's not vomiting, or doesn't have diarrhea, keeps drinking water as needed and stays in good condition and weight with enough energy (factoring in the heat—mine always go into slow motion in the summertime) I think you can just keep an eye on him.
Above all—DON'T start adding extra treats to his food to get him more interested; he'll just get pickier and start to turn up his nose at anything that doesn't quite meet his standards. And, given no symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, lack of energy, bad coat) I don't think you need to switch to another dog food either.
Wait, just reread your post—somewhere in there I think you should make a slow transition to adult food—ProPlan Sensitive Skin and Stomach, salmon and rice is a food a lot of us have success with.
Last edited by melbrod; 07-13-2020 at 11:59 AM.