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Old 12-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #11
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Generally, I cut puppies down to two meals a day around 6 months; however, this last litter wasn't as interested in the mid day meal somewhere between 4 and 5 months of age. I moved them to twice a day and when their food is ready they run to their crate (where they are fed), have kept in good weight so I guess they just didn't need 3 meals. They get the same amount but just in 2 feedings. Alll my havanese are fed twice a day.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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I honestly can't wait to cut down from three meals to two meals. Even though Lola is still small, she loves her food and scarfs it down! I definitely got a Havanese with quite the appetite!! At the same time, I feel like she poops 2-3 times after each meal. I've never had a dog small enough for three meals a day so it was somewhat hard to adjust to and even though I don't leave Lola for more than an hour or two at a time, I feel like I have to book it home to feed her and make sure she does all of her business. My vet recommends switching her at six months of age and I'm also switching her to a better brand of food which my vet has made me wait on because of the higher protein count being too rich for her little tummy. I'm really hoping the switch goes well, it was quite hard switching her from the breeder's food to the food I give her now.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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I sooo love your avaitar pic of Lola, she is just so unbelievably cute!!

Doug seems to poop 2 times a day and 3 times every second day I have found. The timing seems to be getting more regular although sometimes can vary, however with the puppy door he goes out and does his business without us needing to take him out. He had a wee accident inside yesterday, and I think he knew to go out but I think was too lazy to go out in the heat, little bugger lol he popped his head out the doggy door, reversed back in and squated!!

Doug switched ok with food but we have still been giving him kibble with food recommended from the vet which is a wet food. We were told it is good to keep him on it mixed as the dry is good for his teeth and gums (although with his treats, toys and trying to bite my toes I am sure its not needed) he tends to eat around the kibble anyway so it ends up being a waste!! I am not sure what we will do as he gets a bit older. My husband and I have discussed making his food as he gets older as I do like the idea of knowing exactly what he is getting.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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Thank you! Doug is absolutely adorable, what great coloring! I chuckled to myself picturing that fluffly little guy with his bum out the doggie door, pretty clever of him! I have also thought about making Lola's food too but I worry I won't be giving her all of the nutrients she needs that they add in regular dog food. Plus, I feel like I just don't know enough about it. Let me know if you end up making the switch, I'd love to hear what you're giving him and how it goes.
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Haha yeah it did make me laugh a little. He has been doing so well otherwise.

I will keep you updated on what we do... its all new to me, Doug is my first dog.
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