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Dr. Mark Recommends
Twice Daily Feedings
I always recommend twice a day feedings (3 times a day for small breed puppies). There a few reasons, #1 It helps to keep their metabolism going at a higher rate. When humans want to loose weight it is recommended that they eat many small meals vs. only 3 large ones, same concept here. With a canine overweight/obesity rate that parallels the human population, this is very important. #2 Feeding after the morning walk helps to set the stage for relaxation after you leave and while you are gone for the day. Better for your dogs to sleep and rest rather than get into mischief or be anxious about your departure or being left alone. #3 Depending on a dogs' breed, one large meal a day can lead to bloat and gastric dilation and volvulous, which can be life threatening and require surgery. And #4 I would want more than one meal per day :-). The amount you are feeding sounds appropriate, just feed 1/4 cup in the morning and a 1/4 cup in the evening. Thanks for the question!
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