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Am I the only one that feeds my adult boxer three meals a day? Does everyone else feed their dogs 2 times per day or even one? My boxer is not overweight by the way, she gets three small meals. I want to change as
I am worried about GDV.
 

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I do three a day. Been working great for 3 years now.

Curious as to why you think your dog would be less susceptible to bloat with 2 larger meals? Did you read something about that, or a vet say something? Curious cause I have never heard anything about three meals a day being a bad thing
 

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Thank you, it’s because she is more likely to run around like a lunatic during the day, plus I am using a dog walker more due to work and they have to feed her lunch as they drop her off, leaving her eating just after exercise and on her own not monitored. Thank you
 

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Hello. I feed twice a day. Roughly 6 and 6. I did just read an article I believe from the AKC that it could be actually better to feed dogs once a day.

I am keen on routine. My first boxer and current boxer have always been on a schedule. Helps me and helps them.


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Thank you, it’s because she is more likely to run around like a lunatic during the day, plus I am using a dog walker more due to work and they have to feed her lunch as they drop her off, leaving her eating just after exercise and on her own not monitored. Thank you
Ah, ok. Yeah, I do the three times a day but work it around so that we dont do exercise for at least an hour and a 1/.2 after he has eaten.
 

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I feed 2x a day. We now elevate his bowl too as he was slipping and sliding trying to get low enough for his meals. My st poodle is also a breed the will bloat. We follow no exercise 45 min before and hour after. It works well for us. Many of the poodle people I have spoken to have the dogs get a plexus (stomach tacking) I didn't do that. They can still bloat but can prevent the stomach from twisting and prevent emergency surgery. I am always questioning myself.
 

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We feed our boys twice a day, 6 AM and about 3 PM. We have not seen issues. I worry about them if they want to play hard after any meal regardless of size...but I had a friend who lost a lab this way. I'm not crazy paranoid, but I think you have to be aware and control it to some degree.
 

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I feed 2x a day. We now elevate his bowl too as he was slipping and sliding trying to get low enough for his meals. My st poodle is also a breed the will bloat. We follow no exercise 45 min before and hour after. It works well for us. Many of the poodle people I have spoken to have the dogs get a plexus (stomach tacking) I didn't do that. They can still bloat but can prevent the stomach from twisting and prevent emergency surgery. I am always questioning myself.
Thanks for posting. I feed Duke a roughly 5-6 & again at 3-4, but I didn't know he wasn't supposed to be not exercising for 45 mins afterwards....we often go to the park after he eats to get some exercise, especially if he's on a dogwalker day and has to be crated while I'm in the office. Thanks again for posting.
 

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I feed both of my Boxers 2 meals per day; they get wet food mixed with dry with a bit of meat juice. If they get hungry later, we put a bit of dry food down, mixed with left over meat from my table. They are both healthy. I don’t let them play until 1 1/2 hours after they eat. I lost my 10 yr old beloved Boxer boy in Dec due to ‘stomach torsion’ and my step son over feeding, I won’t ever go through that again!
 

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I’ve always done 2, but since my girl has tummy issues, 3 small meals works fine.
 

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I feed my boxers about 3 hours before they go outside in the morning and we do our walks and running around they horse around a little in the house sometimes but its not crazy like when they are outside my Vet actually told me 3 small meals a day is fine and good for them, just don't go over the daily amount they are supposed to have. I lost a German shepherd to bloat and I never want that to happen to another one of my dogs. So I am a little leery of any activity after eating as you know they like to go 0-60 in no time!
 

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I feed 3 small meals a day and avoid excercise/play time before and after meals. I used to wait 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but after reading all the posts here, I am now trying to be more diligent about waiting a full 2 hours after meals to go for walks/hikes (and will not feed right after any of the same activity either).

Sometimes it's inconvenient, and every once in a great while it means a meal or a walk is skipped or delayed, but I try to be very mindful of activities immediately before or after meal times and plan accordingly.

Occasionally, I have to crate my dog briefly if he gets the zoomies in that window of time before/after a meal in order to avoid him racing around like a nut.

As my pup matures, his schedule has become fairly predictable, so it makes managing his schedule of feedings, exercise, & play time much simpler.

I fed my previous boxer 3 times a day as well, and followed the same protocol regarding exercise/play time. I was blessed with him living for 14 wonderful years, so I am assuming his schedule contributed to his health and must have benefited him.
 

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Am I the only one that feeds my adult boxer three meals a day? Does everyone else feed their dogs 2 times per day or even one? My boxer is not overweight by the way, she gets three small meals. I want to change as

I am worried about GDV.
I'm twice per day. Raw diet with treats in-between.

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Maybe this sound's like a joke, but I did cure my boxer using the power of numerology. He was a tiny puppy when he did have a kidney surgery and a long rehabilitation session that was not really helping. So I was studying everything I could and I tried different techniques of treatment, but only this one helped me https://www.sunsigns.org/angel-number-333-meaning/ I fed him every 3 hours with 2 spoons of 1 kind of food for every 4 days for 5 weeks, and after 5 weeks my dog was fully cured.
 
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