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How many feedings a day?

SarahLynn123
November 16th, 2005, 04:08 PM
When Shadow was on medication she needed to be fed 3 times a day. (1 cup each time) She is no longer on medication but seems to be starving in the morning. She cries and I think she needs to go out but she runs straight to the kitchen. This is at 5-6am quite regularly.

Any suggestions? She is an 8 year old German Shephard X

I was thinking maybe feed her 2 cups in the morning none at lunch and 1 cup before bed?

Thanks

Prin
November 16th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Why not three meals a day? I know it's kind of inconvenient... But sure, I'd feed her 2/3 in the morning and then 1/3 in the evening. That way she has some in her belly all day.

mona_b
November 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM
My 9 year old GSD gets fed 3x's a day.

Prin,cover Boo and Jemmas ears for this...LOL

Tron gets a can in the early am,then a can for lunch,then he gets one for dinner.His dry is left out for him to snack on.He never wolfs down the dry,just nibbles...:) ..He is not overweight,and aside from a bit of arthritis,he is very healthy...I have always fed my dogs like this.And none ever became overweight..........:)

Prin
November 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Toucans! Two!?!? Shhhh!

mona_b
November 16th, 2005, 11:38 PM
3 cans...shhhhhhhh

Prin
November 16th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Tron gets a can in the early am,then a can for lunch,then he gets one for dinner.
LOL I'm so traumatized, I only saw the two cans and then blocked out the rest.:o

SarahLynn123
November 17th, 2005, 03:01 PM
LOL I'm so traumatized, I only saw the two cans and then blocked out the rest.:o

Poor Shadow gets no cans. She is going to be soooo jelous. I dont mind feeding 3x a day, I just figured she might be more full with twice as much for breakfast! Shadow has terrible gas issues especially with canned food and it made her have runny poops, thats why she doesn't get any.

I tried free feeding her and she doesn't stop eating so unfortunatly I cant do that!

Thanks