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Do you guys feed your dogs at a set time or just have food available at all times? I know with my cats I just leave food out at all times, and they aren't overweight or anything, but how does it work with dogs?
 

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Billy gets fed AM and PM - works for us.
 

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I feed my Yorkies 2 times, once in the morning and once in the evening. Leaving food out all day isn't good for a picky dog and feeding through a schedule, you can predict when you dog need to go out.
 

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Okay, so it seems that twice a day is pretty normal. At what age should this be started? Should puppies be fed on a different schedule?
 

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Free feeding is ok for some dogs but not ones who have a healthy appetite! Definitely pros to feeding on a schedule is knowing when they need to go potty and regulating their food to make sure they dont overeat. You also can determine if your pet isnt feeling well if they arent eating all their food rather than leaving it out and not being quite sure how much they have eaten
 

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Free feeding is ok for some dogs but not ones who have a healthy appetite! Definitely pros to feeding on a schedule is knowing when they need to go potty and regulating their food to make sure they dont overeat. You also can determine if your pet isnt feeling well if they arent eating all their food rather than leaving it out and not being quite sure how much they have eaten
That's a good point! I remember my schnoodle was such a picky eater as a puppy and would hardly eat anything, we had to mix in rice and stuff so he would eat, and even then, he would just pick out the rice and leave the kibble! If I remember correctly he got better when he grew older, and I think we did feed him twice a day, but he always left food in the bowl anyway.
 

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I feed my dog once in the morning at 7 and then once in the evening at 6.
 
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