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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question Feeding schedule?

My pup (Max) is 10wks old.

I feed him 3 1/4 cups of food a day.
First feeding at 8:30am (1cup), lunch at 1:30 (1cup), dinner at 6:30 (1cup)& a snack before he goes to bed at 10:30 (1/4cup)

He LOVES his new food (Wolf Cub) and never seems to get enough! I even use a couple kibbles for training and he does great!

My question is...
Are these times ok? Should I adjust? Is 5hrs between meals too long/short?

Also, how long after he eats can I play with him?
I ALWAYS wait about half hour. And even after that half hour... its no running or walks... and only light jog to get the ball I roll on the floor for him to get. Is that ok?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 12:05 AM
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I personally don't feed before bed as then they don't tend to want to get up and go out to the toilet as much but that's just my personal preference But i basically feed the same schedule as you minus the mid day feed as my pup is now 15 weeks and tends to be too active and busy to want lunch!

As for playing, i try to keep my boy quiet for a good half and hour after eating but easier said than done haha! Sometimes he's off outside to amuse himself as soon as he's finished and it doesn't effect him in anyway! I actually find the exercise gets the digestive side of things working faster so if im in a hurry to go out in the morning and need to put him away a good play will get him wanting to poop and then i can put him away
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i fed my pup 1 cup in the am, 1 cup noonish and 1 cup
in the pm. he had a little snack sometimes and there was
always training treats. if play with my dog or go for a walk
before feeding him i wait a hour to feed him. if i feed him
him before playing or walking him i wait a hour before
playing with him or walking him.
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