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    Default Transitioning from Twice a day feeding to Once a day

    This branches off another thread, but I didn't want to hijack.

    At what age do you transfer from feeding twice a day to once a day for a young dog? As a puppy I know they eat more frequently, but at what age do people begin to transition to once a day feeding?

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    We keep feeding twice a day. Our Chessie gets breakfast after his morning romp in the yard and dinner in the evening after his evening training.

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    We feed twice a day for life:

    1) smaller meals offers easier digestion and lessens the dangers of bloat.
    2) the dogs have fuel to feed the "machine" throughout the day.
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    Same twice; sometimes 3 depending on when I am home. If I test or trial I make sure they are fed a small amount in the am & then larger amount after the day is done.
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    I always stay with 2 twice a day.

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    Always twice a day. Three if we are on a hunting trip cause then the dog needs the energy.

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    2 times a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnindawgz View Post
    We feed twice a day for life:

    1) smaller meals offers easier digestion and lessens the dangers of bloat.
    2) the dogs have fuel to feed the "machine" throughout the day.
    We do the same

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    I am surprised that the captain has not chimed in on how Lardy feeds his dogs. They really don't know the reason why dogs get bloat. According to the study made by Purina. I tried like hell to find the study and no luck. It take about 12 to 16 hr. for all the nutrients to reach the muscles. So to get the best performance from your dog you should feed the day before. Smaller meals will make no difference. If you need quick energy, water them with a good supplement.

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthseeker View Post
    I am surprised that the captain has not chimed in on how Lardy feeds his dogs. They really don't know the reason why dogs get bloat. According to the study made by Purina. I tried like hell to find the study and no luck. It take about 12 to 16 hr. for all the nutrients to reach the muscles. So to get the best performance from your dog you should feed the day before. Smaller meals will make no difference. If you need quick energy, water them with a good supplement.

    Keith
    Well, for whatever the reason .... 2X a day has worked for us for years, it fits our schedules, and I had a dog that was fed 1X a day that died of bloat ... so personal experience/being comfortable, and ... knowing that I LIKE to eat more than once a day, ha ha ... I'll stick to 2X... NOT knocking those who feed once. Just saying the OP does not HAVE to switch to 1 X per day.
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