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Do I start feeding my dog once a day versus twice a day? She is now 18 months old. She doesn't seem to be too hungry or clean out her bowl anymore when we go to fee her in the morning and evening.

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Asked by LadyEb at 2:08 PM on Mar. 12, 2009 in Pets

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  • I've never had a dog that I only fed once a much are you feeding her?

    Answer by aurorabunny at 2:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • we've always fed our animals smaller portions twice a day. once a day just isn't frequent enough.

    Answer by laadeedah at 2:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • It especially depends on if you have a deep chested dog prone to bloat, torsion, etc. Deep chested dogs should always be fed twice a day. If your dog isn't cleaning her bowl, then reduce the amount you are giving her at each meal.

    Answer by AngelaSue1979 at 2:57 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • twice a day is good. Read the pkg instructions or talk to the vet for feeding the correct amount to a dog that age.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • my little dog eats when he is ready I always leave a little food in his bowl they eat when they get hungry.

    Answer by DeborahElder at 4:23 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • I feed my dogs 2x a day. I have a Saint Bernard (9 months-105 lbs) and she is prone to bloat so I give her 3 cups 2x a day (6 cups total a day) and my other dog (3 yrs-76 lbs) gets 1 1/2 cups 2x a day

    Answer by mommareed at 4:24 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • I have a beagle; my parents have a Pit Bull and prior to that a German Shepherd and they always just fed them once a day when they became full-grown.

    Answer by LadyEb at 4:48 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • My dogs only get fed once a day, and they are fine. I have a 3yr old Shih Tzu that gets a cup of food in the am and a 1 yr old Basset that gets 1.5 cups in the am.

    Answer by bookay at 5:33 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • You can feed once a day if the dog is not a large breed that requires a large amount of food and may bloat from eating it all at once, but I wouldn't. Simply for the fact that the dog won't have to go 23+hours between meals. Twice a day is better.

    Answer by Sharon7772 at 11:59 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • I feed twice a day. Always have works better for us.

    Answer by gammie at 11:56 AM on Mar. 13, 2009

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