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I didn't understand correctly. What area is he protective of?
Has he torn up any toys lately? Ingested anything he shouldn't have?Any scooting behavior?
I am concerned that this might be his anal glands bothering him. Many dogs will stop eating, avoid defecating if they can and will become sensitive about anyone being near the anal tissues. As he shows no signs of feeling unwell aside from avoiding food, we can assume that this may be due to discomfort and not illness. I would recommend taking him by your vet's office to have this area briefly examined by a nurse and the glands expressed, if needed. If he continues to act this way, a physical exam with a veterinarian will be necessary.
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