The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Re: Feeding Schedule... Help Needed...
I always feed first thing in the morning (after taking them out, my shower and when I'm in the kitchen for coffee/breakfast). And then later in the day around my meal time (6 ish?).
For puppies younger than 12 weeks, I may try to get in 3 feedings a day........ but I'd see how the puppy is doing. Since I use tons of treats to traing when I'm home, that could probably be the calories of a meal. So real 'food' time could still be twice a day.
I prefer twice a day cause I also pay attention and really look at my dogs at meal time. Sounds weird but on a busy day, it's easy to take my dog(s) for granted and not really SEE them. (hm, is she limping? how long has she been limping? hm, is something wrong with her eye? What's up and when did that happen?)
My dog's eating habits are directly in line with their health. ALL my dogs eat all the food when I put it down or up it comes. So I know how much they eat, when, and what 'normal' is for each of them. So if they are ill, and the vet asks the question they ALWAYS do about their appetite, what/when/how much they ate...... I will definitely know the answer and be able to help and not just stand there with the 'uh, I have no idea' answer free feeding would give me.
Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF
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