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Old 04-04-2006, 01:43 PM
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Usually once a day with snacks through out (peanut butter... eggs... tuna...) The pup gets fed more often though
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:24 PM
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once a day...that's if he's willing to eat. lol.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:25 PM
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Twice a day.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:47 PM
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I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who feeds their dog once a day. I feed them the right amount, but just one time per day usually around dinner time. I would feed them half the amount but twice, but I think that one large meal is better than two small ones. Is it a bad thing that I do this? Should I be feeding multiple times a day?
Why would you think that one large meal is better than two? Eating smaller meals more often throughout the day enables bodies to better utilize the nutrition they are receiving. This goes for both dogs and humans.

My dogs get breakfast and supper, and sometimes they'll get a brunch stuck in there, as well. And treats throughout the day, of course.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:53 PM
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I really don't think you can compare a dog's system to a human Angel.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:54 PM
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Zeus is not a very good eater, so he free-feeds. He tends to just nibble a bite here and there.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:36 PM
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Eating smaller meals more often throughout the day enables bodies to better utilize the nutrition they are receiving. This goes for both dogs and humans.
Dogs and humans have different digestive systems that you can't really compare.

In a natural setting, a dog would eat a lot of food all in one meal and then not really look for food again until he gets hungry. The natural cycle would be about 28 hours if I remember correctly.

It's always best to feed a dog according to its individual needs though. Some can't go for long with an empty stomach and start throwing up bile, so more frequent meals are better. Others simply aren't interested in eating more often than once a day.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:49 PM
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Zeus is not a very good eater, so he free-feeds. He tends to just nibble a bite here and there.
Stoli is like this also.....Do you think Is it something we have done, or are some dogs just like that?
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