Experts suggest feeding your Dog twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening is suggested. But puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day as recommended by the vet. Usually, most dogs love to eat and will dig at the moment you place the bowl on the floor. If you are a beginner in petting dog then you may find your dog is a finicky eater. Some dog may be too nervous to eat in the new place. You should teach your dog to eat in the schedule. We will guide you to the best Dog Feeding Schedule.
How Often To Feed Your Dog (Puppy)
For dogs who are a healthy weight then you may be able to use the free-choice feeding method. Leave food out all day and let your dog graze. This can be a good method for highly active dogs that are burning more calories. Use dry food, which won’t spoil.
For the dog who eats a lot and never stop eating use portion control method. Consult with your vet for your dog’s ideal weight. Your veterinarian can calculate the exact amount to feed. You can feed one or two times a day at 8 to 12-hour intervals.
Use time method if you are not worried about your dog overheating. Give the dog a certain amount of time, like 30 minutes, to eat. Give the food in 8 to 12 hours of interval twice a day. This will make your dog hungry and ready to eat.
If you are giving dog treats then it should be 5% to 10% or less of your dog’s daily diet. Talk to your vet about the number of treats to give your dogs. It depends on your dog weight and activity level. If you train your dog and use treats frequently for training then use very small pieces. You can also use your dog’s daily portion of kibbles to use as a treat when you train.
You can also use the guidelines on a commercial pet food label. This will also help you to decide how much and how often to offer it. If your dog is hungry all the time then you have to feed your dog more. But be careful overfeeding can lead your dog to overweight. Make a feeding schedule, it will also allow you to monitor your dog’s health. If your dog is inappropriately gaining or losing weight/body fat, adjust your portion sizes properly.