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View Poll Results: How Many Times Per Day Do You Feed Your Dogs
Once a Day 8 7.48%
Twice a Day 73 68.22%
Three or More Times Per Day 18 16.82%
It Depends 8 7.48%
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i free feed my shepherds...
in the morning they get a kong with peanut butter and a treat inside...and navajo gets a wobbler with little treats also.
at night, i give them a half a can of wet.
maybe a cow ear, or chicken jerkey (not everyday...once a week mostly)
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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After experiencing GDV in my male in 2003 I converted from twice to three times a day-not really convenient on workdays but would rather err on the side of caution.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Twice a day. Usually feed at 5am then again at 7pm.
I was feeding Kodey 3x a day. But, have since switched her to the same schedule as the adult dogs.
And of course they get a treat at bedtime.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Twice a day now. We've gone between 2 times a day and once but Titan is so NOT motivated to eat at all and if I give it to him all at once he won't eat it all. Twice a day he is more likely to eat what's in his bowl. He really doesn't care for meal time.. so like someone else mentioned, if I forget he doesn't bug me to eat. Good thing I am good at remembering him! lol. He is high energy and all that and we exercise a lot but food isn't ever a big worry to him.. he regulates well for the most part. Then again sometimes he just likes being picky.. lol.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Twice a day, gets his RMB at 9:30am and MM at 9:30pm
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I feed twice a day morning usually 7am sometimes a bit earlier or later depending on work then he gets fed at 7pm. Holy cow 10 miles a day some walk Chief for me lol. I have to do non stop running for an hour and a half to tire him out. Plus I walk him awhile before that so he won't pee like crazy when I'm trying to run.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I feed twice a day morning usually 7am sometimes a bit earlier or later depending on work then he gets fed at 7pm. Holy cow 10 miles a day some walk Chief for me lol. I have to do non stop running for an hour and a half to tire him out. Plus I walk him awhile before that so he won't pee like crazy when I'm trying to run.
I have fluxating patellas, one of which has been operated on three times. I cannot run And I'm actually not supposed to walk more than 5 miles TOTAL per day (not supposed to stand/walk for more than 1 hr at a time).
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I feed Kono 3 times a day. 6am, 12pm, and again at 6pm.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Our 10 year old GSD eats twice a day and has for years. Rudy is almost 18 weeks and needs to eat three times a day. He is too thin right now. Once he fills out I will go to twice a day for him, too.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Right now the pups 3x a day (breeder said 2x at 6 months). Our older dog eats once a day (his choice). They all get plenty treats and “chewies” too.

Our last GSD wasn’t into eating. LOL He ate whenever the urge. Sometimes he’d skip a day.

The dog food is always left out, the pups just eat on schedule. We’ve never had dogs that just gobble it down if it’s left out. I guess that just lucky.
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