|Barked: Sun Jun 20, '10 10:05pm PST |
|For the first few days with our dog, we free-fed, but after about a week, we started feeding twice a day, because that fits our schedule best. Depending on your job, you may have the ability to feed three times a day. I know people who recommend both frequencies with puppies.
As for amount, it depends what you're feeding. A kibble with higher protein means you would feed less, while a kibble with less protein means you would feed more. Kibbles that have a lot of grain high in the ingredient list means your dog will need to eat more to feel full.
For example, the food we are on is 36% protein, and he weighs 9.5 lbs. so he gets 5/8 c. per day, split into two feedings. When we were on a food with lower protein, 33%, he was eating 1 c. per day, split into two feedings.
Also, on most bags of kibble, there is a range for weight, age and activity level. For our food, the range is 5/8 c. - 1 1/4 c. for our dog's age, weight and activity level.
Edited by author Sun Jun 20, '10 10:08pm PST
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