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Old 03-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious how long everyone fed their puppy 3 times a day? some have told me until 6 months and others have said before that. I honestly can't remember when I switched Chloe to twice a day feedings. I'm also a little concerned about his weight, 28 lbs at 15 weeks..I know that he's no longer too thin but he's gained like 3 lbs in a matter of 8 days. I can still see a few of his ribs but maybe I should cut back his food a little? I can't win here, it's either he's too thin or I'm worryin he's too fat lol..Chloe was always tiny as a puppy so I guess I'm just not used to having a bigger pup.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard 3 times a day until 6 mos too; maybe he is just going through a growth spurt. *IMO if he is looking good I would continue to feed as you are, if he starts to look to heavy cut back a little on the food each time you feed instead of cutting back to 2 times a day.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I still feed my boy 3 or 4 times a day. *More smaller meals are actually easier for digestion and keep metabolism running more efficiently, ie less fat storage. * It's not the frequency, it's the amount. *I think most people feed twice a day because it fits their schedule.
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I believe I saw that at 6 mos you can go to twice a day, but Sully has a good point, altho it may not work for all people tho...Don't forget, you are dealing with a male now and he will be bigger
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We feed 3x a day smaller amounts. The way our schedules are 3x works just fine. Donner gets 4-6 cups a day and 3-4 for little white fang. *
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I've always fed Barker 3 times a day. *Not for any particular reason, its just what she told me she liked. *:wink:
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Lola and Lenny both switched over to 2x per day around 4-5 months old.


And yes I think you are worrying wayyyy too much. *Although I worry too, Lenny is a skinny son of a gun! *
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