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Free feeding to feeding 2x a day
From the time Django was a puppy, I have always left his food out. Since his Addisons diagnosis, I have continued to leave his food out. His appetite is so unpredictable, sometime he would eat a little, sometimes a lot, sometimes nothing, etc. etc. I was happy to have an empty bowl by the end of the day.
Now, we have a new food that's from the vet, it's a more gentle formula and easy on the belly, no issues with anything so far, and best part, he loves it! He can't wait to have breakfast in the morning! A rare sighting in our home.
Vet recommended feeding twice a day but I am not sure how to go about doing this. If I put half his food out in the morning, he whines wanting more, if i give him the rest in the late afternoon, he whines wanting more. I put the kibble in the ball making breakfast and dinner last a bit longer since he has to work for it but I am torn with the fact he always appears to be hungry because he is not getting his full meal at once. He's 10.5 pounds and eats 1/2 cup each day. Any tips would be appreciated.