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View Poll Results: How Many Times Per Day Do You Feed Your Dogs
Once a Day 8 7.41%
Twice a Day 73 67.59%
Three or More Times Per Day 19 17.59%
It Depends 8 7.41%
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Seven is 5 months and eats 3x a day. I have no plans to change to two. I'm paranoid about bloat and she eats super fast. Even with the bloat bowl she gets hiccups.


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Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I feed Bella around 8-9 A.M. and she self regulates To be honest. She will eat half or so of it, and around 4-5 she finishes it off.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Finn is a free feeder. He'll eat about 2 cups of food every time he eats and he has his own schedule: once in the morning, a quick mouthfull or two after a walk/outside play, and once in the evening around the time we eat dinner. He might nibble right before bed, but it's never more than a half a cup or so.

He gets DentaStix, liver treats, Rawhides, and a bit of healthy people food as snacks, but I doubt they make up a full cup of food. We keep a close eye on his weight and he's always been at a great weight, if not a tad under per the vet.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Seven is 5 months and eats 3x a day. I have no plans to change to two. I'm paranoid about bloat and she eats super fast. Even with the bloat bowl she gets hiccups.


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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #35 (permalink)
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We feed healthy dogs that are over 4 - 5 months of age twice a day. Puppies are fed 3 times a day, as are foster dogs that come in underweight.

One of my girls was so emaciated when I adopted her that she was actually fed 4 times a day (very small meals) for the first month or so I had her.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Suki has pretty much always dictated when she eats - as much as we've tried to keep her on some type of schedule. Right now she eats a small meal around 7 a.m. - and is served dinner around 6 or 7 p.m.

We try to make sure she eats every 10-12 hours so her tummy doesn't get sour, but sometimes shes just not as hungry as others. She does get treats throughout the day, too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #37 (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.
We go through the same with Suki - she has been a finicky eater from the start. And she has a sensitive tummy, so she is very dainty about how she eats, too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #38 (permalink)
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My boys eat RAW in the morning around 5:00 a.m. Then around 5:00 pm everyone gets kibble.

My Mini Doxie gets a small amount of kibble in the morning. She is a food stasher, so she isn't allowed to have RAW. Even if I feed her in a locked kennel. She'll stash it in a corner (or under her blanket) and lay on it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Koda gets fed once a day. Usually right around 8-9 pm.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Ranger eats twice a day. First thing in the morning when we wake up and around 4pm.
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