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Old 08-07-2014, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use to feed him 3x a day when younger. Then he would only eat 2x a day after 4 months. Now he is 6 months, he is not interested eating in the morning or afternoon. Only once a day at night. Is this normal at this age? Or should I still try to feed him 2- Times a day? I've even tried making his meals smaller at feeding so he will eat 2 was 3 x a day but he will turn his head and walk away. So he eats all 3 meals at one time at night. I've read its not good for only once a day because of bloating. Don't know if that's true.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That seems extreme. I would feed 3x a day if feasible, but in my case I can only feed in the morning and at night. About 4.5 cups divided in two feedings.

Is your dog healthy otherwise? Mine would eat 10x a day if I let him...Even 4.5 cups a day he still looks skinny....love the GSD fast metabolism.
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I use to feed him 3x a day when younger. Then he would only eat 2x a day after 4 months. Now he is 6 months, he is not interested eating in the morning or afternoon. Only once a day at night. Is this normal at this age? Or should I still try to feed him 2- Times a day? I've even tried making his meals smaller at feeding so he will eat 2 was 3 x a day but he will turn his head and walk away. So he eats all 3 meals at one time at night. I've read its not good for only once a day because of bloating. Don't know if that's true.
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Diesel maybe change his food ? he might be tired of the current food.
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I wouldn't change a dogs food every time he gets bored. That's ridiculous.

If he is a healthy weight then don't worry about it. There are days my dog doesn't touch his food. As long as he isn't sickly then let him eat at his pace.
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Isen is 6 months and eats 2x /day (5 cups)...so 2.5 cups per meal. If your trying to build food drive to have him on a schedule....try feeding him 1/2 at night when he normally eats and then add something extra to the AM meal he is not eating. Perhaps that will work. Luckily this is not something I have to worry about with Isen. I agree with above, try changing his fiid. Good luck!
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id be worried if there are days my dog don't touch his food. I guess some doesn't care enough
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He eats 3 cups a day. Maybe a few treats and a little topper on his food. He is growing and fast. I'm taking him to the vet today to weigh him,( for my own record) Last check he was 75. He is such a picky eater. That's why I still try to feed him in the morning, after noon. Then around dinner time, I just add that last cup with the other two he wouldn't eat. (He is not on ado feed.)
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3 cups 2x a day of puppy food until he is one year, then I go to 4 cups adult food mixed with some wet food.
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Diesel maybe change his food ? he might be tired of the current food.
He probably is, he is so freaking picky. But this time, I won't change the dog food. I found out the hard way and had a few bags of food left over because he will stop eating it. Haha he is going to stick to this one or he will starve . Haha j/k
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I feed/fed my pup(s) twice a day since they were 8 weeks.. morning and evening..

Sometimes dogs refuse to eat because they just aren't hungry.. A lot of people seem to over feed.. As long as there's no medical condition, then, I'd not worry to much about.. Especially if he's eating one of his meals.

Is he also getting treats through out the day?
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