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Question Feeding Frequency + Volume

Wondering if anyone feeds their Hav only once per day? And how did you reduce the amount of food as they move from puppy volume to the lower adult volume? Lola eats every little bit of food ever near her, so I fear she'll start eating her toes if I reduce the amount of her food at one year old.

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When we just had Carmen she chose to only eat once per day but we put food out in the am and pm. Now with the puppy and Carmen we put food out in the am and pm, but they only eat once.... and it switches between breakfast and dinner. It is silly and annoying but I dont have the patience to isolate it to one time only. I think as they mature they just eat less, so dont worry about switching volume. Tito used to eat his body weight in food now he has slowed down.

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Estrella,

I'm happy to hear you say that because Bailey seems to inhale food. He can't get enough. No wonder he had the pudgy little belly when he got here. I bet he nudged all his litter mates out of the way when the dinner bell rang.

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I only feed Molly once in the a.m. The woman I got her from said that's all she ate. She gets 1/3 cup of Eukanuba at around 7:30 am.

I'm assuming that's enough. Remember, she's only 7.5 lbs full grown.
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Anne,

She is still a puppy and if she eats all her food and wants more, I wouldn't just decrease her volume. Do you feed her once a day now? If so, maybe she would do better to have her eat the same amount but twice a day. Also, what do you feed her and how much does she get?

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I only feed Molly once in the a.m. The woman I got her from said that's all she ate. She gets 1/3 cup of Eukanuba at around 7:30 am.

I'm assuming that's enough. Remember, she's only 7.5 lbs full grown.
Wow! Bailey is getting a 1/4 cup three times a day. Of course the others are stealing some, but that' only fair, he steals theirs too. He really seems ravenous. His breeder told me his sire and dam are 10/12 lbs. respectively and he shouldn't be heavier than that. I don't know, I think he's going to be a blimp.

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Geri,

Milo is definitely a lot bigger than Molly, but I don't think in a bad way. She's just really little, but she's doesn't look unhealthy.

I guess they're all different shapes and sizes! Like us!
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Mine eat at least one meal per day and sometimes 2, depending on how early they eat breakfast. They get 1/4 kibble plus 1/2 Little Cesar added in, or some chicken, beef, turkey.


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I'm still trying to figure out what the right thing is for Marley...his parents are 8 and 10 lbs and he has arrived at a whooping 15 lbs at 11 months.

He typically eats a thick slice of Natural Balance food roll for breakfast, and eats about 1/3 cup of kibble later in the day plus some jerky treats and the occasional flossie. He'd eat all day if I let him and tries hard to supplement his diet by snatching snotty tissues every chance he gets. He is built pretty solid, but when we go for our 1 year checkup I'll check with the vet to see if his weight is appropriate for his frame.

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Wow! Bailey is getting a 1/4 cup three times a day. Of course the others are stealing some, but that' only fair, he steals theirs too. He really seems ravenous. His breeder told me his sire and dam are 10/12 lbs. respectively and he shouldn't be heavier than that. I don't know, I think he's going to be a blimp.
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Puppies under 1 year of age should be fed twice a day - young ones like Bailey are three times a day. The amount depends on the activity level and calorie count of the food you are feeding. For example, my 9 lb Havanese and 15 lb. Pomeranian get the same amount of food due to age and activity level. My 10 lb Maltese gets the same amount but his food has 1/3 fewer calories per cup.


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