|Barked: Wed Aug 7, '13 9:54pm PST |
|It is up to you how often you feed your dog. Most of us end up feeding once a day but feed what works. Currently the weather here is so nice I am taking the dogs for walks morning and evening and their guts are more comfortable if I feed after walks. Both dogs. Even though Max has been eating raw for 5.5 years the stress of having a new dog in the house has taken its toll on his gut and he has been having 'exercise diarrhea' during the second walk. Glad I did a little experimenting!
One very important reason to consider feeding once a day is so you can feed something large enough. Lots of dogs will gulp down insufficiently chomped bits if the bit is too small, not good. Max is fine but we are living on the edge with Ginger, she really loves her new diet and rushes things a bit.
The starting point for amount to feed is 2% of the adult dog's ideal weight. A 50 pound dog starts at 16 ounces or a pound a day total. If you can find a bag of chicken quarters, usually they average a pound each. If you can find 4 pound chickens then quarter them and there you are.
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