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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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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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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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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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Awesome looking girl. Love the big head. How much does she weigh in at? How old?
Hi Matt74 - thanks. She is 2years 5months and weighs 29kg (or 64lbs). She looks really small to me but people say she is quite big for a female Boxer.

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Hi Matt74 - thanks. She is 2years 5months and weighs 29kg (or 64lbs). She looks really small to me but people say she is quite big for a female Boxer.

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She is a great looking girl. I would have guessed a higher weight. She looks really big in some of those pics.
 

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My girl Kodie is in the about the same age and weight as your girl she is about 1 1/2 years old and she is 1/2 Euro she is about 62lbs. She is pretty compact but solid.
Looking good Luvmiboxers. I met a guy with a Boxer a couple of weeks ago. His male was a massive 44kg (97lbs). His dog looked great and in good shape but was suffering with back and hip pain because of the weight. Personally I hate it when owners overfeed their dogs and they become seriously overweight and lose their athletism.

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Yeah we exercise every day we walk at least 2 miles a day and she plays a lot with her 1/2 brother in the yard. I like to keep them in shape because if their muscles are built up it protects their legs and joints from injury particularly knees. She loves to run and she is incredibly fast too jumping ditches and flying around. Her 1/2 brother who is mostly Euro is big and gangly yet he tries to run and keep up with her but he can't! He is very trim and he is 63lbs and he is only 8 months old so he will be very big when he is done filling out. I don't have any good pictures of him yet every time I try to take his picture he turns his head.
 
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