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View Poll Results: How Many Times Per Day Do You Feed Your Dogs
Once a Day 9 7.96%
Twice a Day 73 64.60%
Three or More Times Per Day 22 19.47%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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How Many Times A Day Do You Feed Your Dogs?

I feed my Cattle dog once a day,not including treats and rawhides. The fosters generally start out twice a day,but almost always convert themselves to one a day,even when it's offered twice. Of course there are exceptions to this rule as well depending on the dogs needs.
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 03:14 PM
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I feed twice, and believe you me, my dogs can tell time))

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I feed Koda 3 times a day. The morning and evening meals are true meals, and in midday she gets a raw snack (:

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Twice a day...but Scarlett is the LEAST food motivated dog. If we don't remember to feed her, she won't bug us. Our GSD/Husky mix would bug us NON STOP starting about an hour before she was scheduled to be fed. If there was some distraction during feeding preps, she would "tell us to pay attention" to what we were doing. She was VERY vocal!

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Oops, forgot to add- Koda only eats 3 times instead of 2 because I add in extra protein, calories, nutrients as "lunch." I only do this because we walk 10-15 miles daily. So it's hard to keep weight on her. (:

To anyone who thinks I overwork her- I only give her the excercise she needs. She is a very high-energy dog, even though she won't pitch a fit if I cut her walks a little shorter each time. Over time, she does get frustrated and become more DA when not given that amount of exercise (:

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Once per day, usually right before bed.


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No wonder both of you are so skinny! If she can handle though,have at it!


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I only do this because we walk 10-15 miles daily. So it's hard to keep weight on her. (:
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No wonder both of you are so skinny! If she can handle though,have at it!
Lol! Even when I was lazy before I got her I was the same size I just got a little more muscle on my legs now!

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I offer three times but he typically only digs into lunch and dinner, breakfast is like a snack for him.


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