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Old 09-24-2019, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do any on you feed your Boxer just once per day? I'm doing twice as she is quite a big eater and I don't want her to eat too much in one sitting, as I know that's not great for Boxers.

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do my dogs twice a day. Its generally considered not a good idea to do one big meal. Boxers are one of the breeds that get bloat and its a killer of dogs. If your dog doesn't die from the bloat its at least a very big Vet bill. I lost a German Shepherd to bloat when I was younger and its terrible so I am very sensitive and careful about feeding. They recommend not letting your dog exercise for at least an hour or two before or after eating as well for the same reason. I always wait at least 2 hours. You have a beautiful dog I just LOVE her.
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I do my dogs twice a day. Its generally considered not a good idea to do one big meal. Boxers are one of the breeds that get bloat and its a killer of dogs. If your dog doesn't die from the bloat its at least a very big Vet bill. I lost a German Shepherd to bloat when I was younger and its terrible so I am very sensitive and careful about feeding. They recommend not letting your dog exercise for at least an hour or two before or after eating as well for the same reason. I always wait at least 2 hours. You have a beautiful dog I just LOVE her.
Thanks - I agree with everything you've just said. Dogs can be a major worry so I always play it safe too.

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Your dog has the most beautiful face! We have to do everything we can to keep our fur kids safe!
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Boxer princess...I just love your dogs looks. He is so handsome and strong looking.
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Boxer princess...I just love your dogs looks. He is so handsome and strong looking.
Hi Linda - Thanks but he is actually a SHE!

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Have you put more pictures of her anywhere else on here? I would love to see more of them she is beautiful I love the Euro boxers builds and heads the most.
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I have always fed my boxers 3 times a day.

I do my best to coordinate feeding times with a 2 hour window before/after a big exercise session such as hiking, walking, or playing.

If it is impossible to fit the 2 hour time span in before/after a walk, I will skip the feeding and just give 2 feedings that day.

On the occasions when I need to skip a feeding, I do not increase the size of the meal and feed the same amount I usually feed.

The great majority of the time though, I give 3 feedings per day.

My reasoning for 3 feedings is in line with what Luvmiboxers wrote above; I am trying to minimize the risk of bloat.

Your boxer is absolutely gorgeous!!
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We also do the same as Equestrian. Our dogs are on raw and eat three times per day.....just like us Not raw for us though!

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Old 09-27-2019, 01:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have always fed my boxers 3 times a day.

I do my best to coordinate feeding times with a 2 hour window before/after a big exercise session such as hiking, walking, or playing.

If it is impossible to fit the 2 hour time span in before/after a walk, I will skip the feeding and just give 2 feedings that day.

On the occasions when I need to skip a feeding, I do not increase the size of the meal and feed the same amount I usually feed.

The great majority of the time though, I give 3 feedings per day.

My reasoning for 3 feedings is in line with what Luvmiboxers wrote above; I am trying to minimize the risk of bloat.

Your boxer is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thanks Equestrian.

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