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    DefaultWhen is best time for dinner?

    I feed Cassie at the following hours:
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    I hear other dog owners that they give dinner at around 21:00'. Is there a significant difference as to when to give dinner? Is it best to give it early in the afternoon or late at night? Cassie goes to sleep at around 22:00'.




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    I find the best time for me to have dinner is when i get home from work....


    The Dogs, Ozzy is still on 3 a day so he get 1st at 5.am then 12 midday last at 5pm, he will have this for another 6 weeks then on to Axels times which are 8am then 5pm. They are into there routine now and it works well...

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    Cassie is 8mo and she's still on 3 meals.




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    What suits you.
    Erns demands to be feed at 6.30am. I try to keep the night feed the same time and feed about 6.30 or 7 so if I am late home from work he isn't starving. I find if I feed too early they wake early. Often Erns will start demanding dinner at about 5.30 so tell him too early. If he is agitated about it I might feed a little then the rest at 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kassabella View Post
    I find if I feed too early they wake early. Often Erns will start demanding dinner at about 5.30 so tell him too early. If he is agitated about it I might feed a little then the rest at 7.
    You're probably right! That is WHY Cassie's alarm went an hour back. I used to feed her at 7pm and wake up at 6:30'am. Since I feed her at 6pm she wakes up at 5am. Last night I fed her around 10pm because I took her to a park and played with other dogs so I let her rest and then feed her. This morning she was up at 6:30'am and I was wondering why! WOW!! I'm gonna feed her at 8pm and see what time she wakes up in the morning.

    The reason I feed her early is because I want her to digest the food the soonest so she can poop it before we go to bed. She she won't have to hold it until morning because I have her in my bedroom out of her crate.
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    I have been feeding Tessa raw to help her allergies and she started needing to go out about 2am. I gave her more in the morning and a little less at night and gave it to her later. Erns wasn't happy as he had to wait too. Her body seems to have adjusted now so we are back to 6.30 feeding.

    eta. sometimes they get into habits. Erns started waking at 4.30 barking outside guests doors. To shut him up I feed him and he decided to do it every day. I also tell him to go back to bed if he gets up too early.
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    You don't need to be feeding her three times a day at this age. That is meant for small puppies who have very small tummies and very rapid growth happening. You can go to twice a day.

    I feed my dogs at 7 am and 7 pm. I guess that is 700 and 1900.
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    Agree with Sharon, you can bring her down to 2 meals twice a day. Take that 3rd (middle) meal & start lowering the amount - add the amount taken off to the 1st & 2nd meals. This way she is not going "cold turkey."

    As for when the best time for dinner is, it varies based on people's schedules for work, etc. Space them out 12 hours apart, make sure that whatever time you decide you are allowing at least an hour afterwards for a potty walk. Diesel always poops after he eats, but it takes him about 1-2hrs to get it through his system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_Dawg View Post
    Agree with Sharon, you can bring her down to 2 meals twice a day.
    LOL! I would suggest 2 meals per day, not 2 meals twice a day.

    Feed her when it works for you, and pooping is definitely a consideration. Bauer eats at about 7am and 5pm, and then gets a green bean snack at about 8pm.
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    When it's the most convenient for YOU.

    I feed my dogs at 5 AM and then again at 2:30 PM. I routinely work my dogs early in the mornings and in the evening so I want their food well digested by the time I work them. I can't do that if they eat later. So, that works for me and my dogs.



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