I was having this problem with Frankie. He was not interested in his food. Mostly his AM feeding. I started a thead about it. I tried everything, including switching his food, adding broth, I drew the line when one night he was once again turning his nose up to his food and I put cut up a pork chop left over from dinner on his food and he ate it in 3 seconds flat!! From that point on, I knew he was just being a brat, and I started doing what you stated. I would offer the food and if he did not eat it in a timely fashion, up it went and he did not get it until dinner time. I did this for about a week and low and behold he decided that he would eat his breakdfast. Good luck, our babies really can become spoiled and it is up to us to say enough.