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    Defaultfrequency of feeding

    My chocolate lab is 7 month old and eats 3 times a day. When should that decrease and what is the easiest way to do it?

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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    Your puppy could have been on 2 meals per day from the age of 4 months. We switched Milly over to morning and night feeds at 4 months and she didn't even seem to notice the change. Milly will now be on breakfast and dinner feeds for the rest of her wonderful labby life!

    If you are worried about removing the feed and upsetting your routine you can just cut back on how much you give your Lab to start with and put the extra food into the morning or night feeds and keep decreasing until there is none left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahnye
    Your puppy could have been on 2 meals per day from the age of 4 months. We switched Milly over to morning and night feeds at 4 months and she didn't even seem to notice the change. Milly will now be on breakfast and dinner feeds for the rest of her wonderful labby life!

    If you are worried about removing the feed and upsetting your routine you can just cut back on how much you give your Lab to start with and put the extra food into the morning or night feeds and keep decreasing until there is none left.
    I agree with you Sarah. We switched our pup to two meals per day at 4 month based on advice from the vet.

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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    If you are worried about removing the feed and upsetting your routine you can just cut back on how much you give your Lab to start with and put the extra food into the morning or night feeds and keep decreasing until there is none left.
    I agree with this. Wean him down from three meals to two slowly and hopefully you won't have a problem.

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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    I don't feed 3 meals a day past 8 weeks, and think that you can just cut out the meal entirely without weaning.
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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    I don't feed 3 meals a day past 8 weeks, and think that you can just cut out the meal entirely without weaning.
    I agree about cutting the meal cold turkey but if the OP is worried gradual is good for their peace of mind don't you think?
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    Hi
    We cut out Brody's mid-day feeding at about 14 weeks. He didnt seem to have any problems with it. He gets a cup and a half in the am and again in the pm. We also give him a few treats durning the day when we are playing with him, walking him or training him. Well good luck!

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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    We've done it around 5 months. I have a couple more months before the boys stop getting their lunch....

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    DefaultRe: frequency of feeding

    We cut back at three months and he never seemed to notice. Thinks he's starving when I feed him 2x a day but I think that's just him!

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