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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
I'd still feed twice a day. But if he didn't eat in the am, not double up the food for the pm.
As in if I feed one cup in the am, if the dog leaves the bowl, up it goes until dinner time.
Dinner time is again 1 cup of food, the same 1 cup if she didn't touch it.
Then the next day for breakfast, just the 1 cup and pick it up if it's not eaten, and so on.
Bloat IS connected to our dogs eating larger meals. Since that's a true medical emergency involving surgery or death, I'd rather feed smaller meals.
Additionally, our dogs appetite, when they eat, how much and what is 'normal' for them is a HUGE indicator for their health if they are ill. One of the first things the vet will ask when we take them in. I'd rather have TWO times a day that I stop and watch and see what is 'normal' then the one time. Gets me 12 hours (or more?) ahead of the 'oh my gosh she is really sick curve.
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