Wow, that is way too much, if you check with your vet a puppy should not get fed more then 2 times a day. After heshe is fully grown (1 year), depending on size of dog can do 1 or twice a day. Follow the instructions on the dog food. Doing what you are doing will make the dog poop way too much and cause overweight which is not good.
I used to feed my dog twice a day, but realized she seems to be hungrier later in the day. So now in the morning I give her a small meal to start. Late morning around 11 or 12 I give her a normal sized meal, then again at dinner time. I think dogs are like people and their hunger is is unique to them. I'm also not a breakfast person, so maybe she's like me. LOL
5 times? That’s a lot. I assume you’re new with this. It’s a hit and trial thing if it eats all the 5 times properly then its good. It also depends on the age of your puppy - vets say 6-4 weeks old should be fed 4 times a day; 3- 6 months old 3 times and beyond that 2 times. If you’re confused, consult a vet, that’s a better way, I guess.
Dogs should eat at least two meals each day, about 12 hours apart. But a breakfast, lunch, and dinner schedule is an equally great option. If more than 12 hours elapse between meals, the stomach can become hyper acidic causing nausea.
Dogs should eat at least two meals each day, about 12 hours apart. But a breakfast, lunch, and dinner schedule is an equally great option. If more than 12 hours elapses between meals, the stomach can become hyperacidic causing nausea.