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    Default How Often Do You Feed a Puppy?

    I'm having a bit of problem with daily feedings for Inca.
    Her breeder's diet chart states 4 meals a day up until 6 months of age. I personally find this a bit much, and my vet has been adamant that it's too often and not required.

    Inca has lately shown very little interest in breakfast, and watching her own natural patterns, she seems to always be hungry around 12-2pm, and then again in the late evening.

    I therefore am about to cut her meals down to two per day, contrary to my breeder's recommendation.

    I am aware that the more frequent meals are probably to off-set any chance of bloating etc, and I have immense respect for her breeders opinion, but it just doesn't seem to be working for us.

    How many times per day do others feed a puppy/young dog?

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    I only ever feed more than two times a day when they are really young (just off their mums) and I give them lunch. But I never give my pups more than two meals after that. and I cut it down to one when their eating paterns change. I believe, and I will prob get bitten for this but, I believe that adult dogs should not need to be fed more than once a day. They are a scavanger animal and, imo, they build a better food drive when they only get one meal. It makes them not only eat everything they are given but also they digest it better thay way.
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    Great topic... will be interesting to see the responses. I feed all of mine twice a day and every week they also get either bones, chicken necks/wings as well.

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    My 4 month old pups get fed twice a day but they have dry on tap 24/7.

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    at the moment Leo is approaching 3 months and he is still wanting 3 meals a day, I think like you I will watch for when he isn't interested anymore (or if he is getting a bit chubby) and reduce it.

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    It really depends. Small meals often is better than big meals less regurly.
    4 does seem a little extreme. You've been suggested to give 4, so I think cutting it to 3 would be ok.
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    Di, is there a reason you left food out for them to eat whenever they like?
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    Thanks Myf. I cut it down to 3 a couple of weeks ago, after discussing it with her breeder. But she really doesn't seem interested in any food whatsoever befrore lunchtime, hence my thoughts of cutting it back to 2.

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    What is she eating at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Di, is there a reason you left food out for them to eat whenever they like?
    Boss is the same. Has dog nuts 24/7 and gets feed wet food once a day at night.

    The reason why Boss gets a dry food 24/7 is because he is a shy eater and always had been. It works for us and works for him

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