|09-25-2013 12:24 PM|
...Maybe its due to the free feeding or it could be because she is older maybe? not sure... but I do know even free feeding, she only eats when she is hungry... I can put a full bowl out in the morning 9am.. and it will still be there full about 3-4pm... then when I have dinner she will go to her bowl and finally eat.. or If i put her food out around 6/7pm... she wont eat it til like late 12am/1am Ill hear her crunching on it lol
|09-19-2013 02:50 PM|
|Lilie||Normally, your first sign of distress of any kind, is your animal going off feed. Free feeding will take you longer to realize you have a problem.|
|09-19-2013 02:41 PM|
|Galathiel||It also makes it harder to potty train if they are grazing instead of having set meals. With scheduled feedings, you know approximately when they will need to eliminate.|
|09-19-2013 02:31 PM|
Every time he eats.....he has to digest. Asking a dogs body to do that many times per day can really tax the digestive system. That is why 2 or 3 times per day is healthier.
75% of disease in dogs begins in the gut so you don't want to overwork it. Don't forget that a digestive enzyme and probiotic is important too. Here is a combination human grade product: The Wholistic Pet
|09-19-2013 02:05 PM|
It depends sometimes on the pup. I have had dogs in the past that I was able to free feed. They knew how much to eat and when. I've also had dogs that would eat an entire bag of food if I left it out. IMHO I would not free feed a puppy though, I would split his meals up between three sitting if you can. If you work during the day two meals will work.
Good Luck and post some pics if you can.
|09-19-2013 12:57 PM|
Welcome. I prefer the method of feeding a puppy three to four times a day.
|09-19-2013 12:15 PM|
Is it not good to free feed him? He's 11 weeks old and stays inside with me. I usually put fresh food in his bowls when it's time when he gets up in the morning and at night or when he goes to his bowl. Need advice???
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