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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Benefits to two feedings day?

I hope this isn't a dumb question.
My boy is six months old today. I've I been reading like crazy, and six months is the accepted time to go to two daily feedings. I just need to be 100% certain its the right thing to do.
Are the benefits of switching a)convenience, and b)more time to exercise?
Are there any negatives?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 07:19 AM
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i was feeding my boy in the am, noonish and pm. at
9 months old i switched to feeding twice a day (am and pm).
i feed him 1 cup in the am and 1 cup in the pm. most of the times
his food is topped.
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I've always just fed twice a day with all of my dogs(at all ages) with no problems.

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My puppy Havoc turned 6 months yesterday. He's been on twice a day for a while.......

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I've always just fed twice a day with all of my dogs(at all ages) with no problems.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 01:42 AM
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I switched to two meals a day at six months due the feeding recommendations on the food he was on then (canidae all stages life). before then he was having three meals a day. He's doing fine on two meals a day

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 10:51 PM
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I brought my pup home at 3 months old, and he's always only been fed twice a day. I work full-time, so feeding three times a day is very difficult.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 01:22 AM
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We feed our 7 month old twice daily...once between 8:30 and 9 am and between 4:30 and 5pm if we can help it. We feed her about 1 1/2 cups and its usually gone in about 30 sec to 1 min. And of course a few treats along the way.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 10:59 AM
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Really it's up to you. Many people work and have a hard time feeding 3 times a day. If I'm lucky, my son is able to feed at lunch time. On my not so lucky days, I have to leave work, run home and feed/potty the puppy. If you are home or able to do it, there's no reason why you have to change that I know of. I am undecided myself. If I'm going to have to run home at lunch anyway, then why not go ahead and feed a midday meal? That way the meals are smaller, less chance of bloat.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Been feeding him twice a day for a week now. Its actually quite nice. Less worry about afternoon exercise. He doesn't seem to miss his afternoon meal. Going to keep the two feedings going.
On a side note, his daily intake has also dropped a little bit. Which is also nice.

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