After doing a search on this and reading a lot of posts - whats wrong with free feeding (food always available) if anything? I am a bit confused
I free feed Emma Purina One large beed puppy food. I may switch over to Perina Pro Plan large breed puppy that the local co-op carries, rather than dealing with small bags at Wally World.
All of my past and current vets have said free feeding is OK as long as the pup does not become fat. Emma at 12 weeks is eating a little more than 4 cups a day at her leisure. She doubled her weight at 11 weeks and is probably doing it again if not more - we weigh next week ay 14 weeks. She drings like a horse though - close to a quart, and possibly then some.
I have done all of my dogs this way up to about 1 year then usually do a 2x schedule to maintain proper weight.
Emma seems to be doing fine at 13 weeks (time fly's) and the vet is happy with her progress. I did try Chicken Soup LBP with her but after a week of diarrhea I put her on the Purina One and it cleared up within a day or so.
Am I missing something? Trying to learn.