Just wondering how many times i should be feeing my pup. He's 9 weeks now and the breeder was feeding him 2 times a day which we are continuing. When should i start feeding him 3 times daily? He's about 12-13lbs and gets 2 cups a day 7am and 4pm.
Usually you start at 3 times a day and as the puppy gets older (and is larger, not growing so rapidly and able to consume more at one feeding) you reduce to 2x a day. IMO, you should be feeding 3x a day now.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
i would feed 3x a day
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I would do 3x. I always did 6 am, 12 pm, and 4pm.
The amount of food at 2x a day is a bit much for a 9 week old puppy. I would spread it out 3x a day for at least another month or so.
♣ Laura ♣
Thanks, we are feeding him 3x daily now
I just wanted to pop in and say after reading this thread (and some others) I've also adjusted the feeding for our pup. The breeder had instructed us 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night. At first it seemed fine but then Jaxx seemed starving all the time, would scarf down the food and then cry for more.
We're now feeding 1 1/3 cups, 3 times a day. He seems more satisfied, but doesn't seem to be overeating. I guess we'll see! My concern was he seems lanky and all legs, he doesn't really have much of a gut like I feel like I see in most puppy pictures.