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Feeding times for dogs!

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by goodvic2, Aug 4, 2009.


  1. goodvic2

    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    I have 3 adult dogs and I have always fed them once a day.

    Are their any benefits to feeding them twice a day?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    For some breeds it reduces the risk of a GDV.

    I think it just gives them something to look forward to. Breaks up the day and provides a bit of stimulation.

    I think many dogs will be quite hungry after having to wait 24 for a meal, and an empty stomach can result in them vomiting up bile.
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    If I feed mine once a day they gobble their food down and make themselves sick so I feed them in the morning and in the evening :)
     
  4. goodvic2

    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    I think I am going to change it then. I have been thinking about it for a while and it does seem a bit unfair to only feed once a day.

    Thanks for your comments x
     
  5. Happy Paws2

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    We have a Braird, which is a deep chested breed and can get bloat very easy.

    We feed her 3 small meals a day, with the no play 1 hour before feeding and 1 hour after feeding rule.
     
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    We've always fed our dogs twice a day but that's because breakfast isnt really much We give our dogs bonio's (puppy for mika) for breakfast and meat and mix for dinner
     
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    bmxwidow PetForums Junior

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    Someone told me it was bad to feed them only once a day as they will gobble their food - which Megan used to do.

    We now feed her a handful of biscuits in the morning after her walk then her normal main food at tea time. I think it has stopped her eating as quickly as she used to.
     
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    Buggles PetForums Senior

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    I think of it from a humans point of view. How would YOU like to be fed only once a day? (The general you, that is :D)

    I don't know if there any benefits to feeding twice a day though

    You could always free feed
     
  9. gazt

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    i feed raw minced chicken or beef in morning after walk and dry skinners duck and rice in the evening are lab bitch looks very well on it i have always fed my dogs twice a day
     
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    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Im the same

    I would hate having one meal and then being taken for a few long walks and then not eating again for the next day

    mine get brekkie, treats and dinner
     
  11. ruth9

    ruth9 PetForums Member

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    I feed my two twice a day. They get their breakfast after their morning walk and then their tea after their afternoon walk about half five. I also give them a treat like a bit of dried lung or a dried pig snout around lunchtime.
     
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