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How Many Hav meals Feed a Day

This would be a great poll question but did not see how to start one.

I thought it would be interesting to say how many meals a day you feed your Hav and the amount of kibble your dog eats. Any extra information would be helpful to others.

My two only eat one meal a day which consists of 1/3 cup kibble and usually a heaping teaspoon of canned or cooked meat mixed in. I have recently been combining Innova with either Evo or Orijen. Stuey is 2 1/2 years and weighs 12.2#. Sadie is 2 years old and is 13# at her highest. She seems to fluctuate from 12.6 to 13#

They were not consistenly eating the AM meal so I eliminated it.

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I used to feed 2x's a day but as things got busy around here they are back to eating once a day.

It is quite an event when feeding 5 dogs (2 Havs, 1 mix & 2 Paps) with the amount of add ins that I put in.

I put in 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Coconut oil & mix it with 3-4 tbsp of hot water to help melt the oil. I let it cool off some then I add in their supplements & 1-2 tsp of Honest Kitchen's Thrive. Then I add a spoonfull of tripe & mash it up. Mix everything together. Then mix whichever one's food as their are 2 different types/mixes. I have the Paps & mix on Wellness Small Breed/Solid Gold Wee Bits. The Havs are on Nature's Variety Instinct Chicken Meal/Orijen's Senior.

Prior to feeding the Havs this mix of foods Sophie was up to 14 lbs as we thought she was pregnant. So all we managed to do was fatten her up

She's now back to her svelte figure of 10.5 lbs
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I feed 2x a day, breakfast and dinner. With my 5 Havs I fill up 3 bowls, put it down and they all take turns gobbling it up till it's gone! I feed Wellness Whitefish and Potato. Jester eats prescription food, I offer it 2x a day, he usually only eats one of the meals.

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Henry is getting 1/3 cup kibble with a 1/4 cup chopped up boiled chicken on it. He loves it. Twice a day.

Though, I am beginning to think the meal does not offer enough fat, as he races to eat the cat's food as well.
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Mine eat twice a day. They get 1/4 cup of Merrick BG Buffalo kibble with a heaping teaspoon of Merrick BG Turkey or Chicken. For the morning meal I add in 1/2 teaspoon of fish oil and 1/4 teaspoon of Vitamin B. Both meals we add 1/4 teaspoon of probiotic powder. The eat every bit and still go crazy for treats during the day.

Scooter weighs 9 pounds at 1 year 4 months and Murphy is around 7 pounds at 7 months.

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Dexter is 9 months & 11 lbs.

What time are you all feeding the one meal?

Dexter is eating two meals. 1/3cup of stew (chicken or deer) and 1/4 cup kibble ("Taste of the Wild" Venison/Bison).

Thinking about cutting the morning meal a little since he does not eat it all.

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I feed just in the mornings and each dog gets a different amount, depending on their weight and energy level. I can't free feed as my chow hound gets too fat! I'd guess that the average amount is 6 ounces for the bigger eaters and 4 or 5 oz for the smaller kids. I feed all the dogs Eagle Pack Holistic chicken.

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I put one cup each in two bowls and free feed. There's usually food left over. My guys graze all day. I use Fromms Duck & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food.

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Riley eats 2X a day. In the morning he gets about 2 oz nuked chicken or lean beef chopped up in the processor with angel eyes powder. (Only way he'll eat it) In the evening he gets 1/3 a can of Ziwi Peak or 1/4 cup Wellness Adult mini bites. He's going to the vets this morning for his annual we'll see how he's doing weight-wise. I think he's about 12 lbs.

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Toby is 4 months, 7lbs. He eats 2x a day, at 6:00am and 4:00pm. He gets 1/3 cup Solid Gold puppy kibble. He gets 2-3 freeze dried liver treats a day. I put the bowl down at feeding and give him 15 minutes, then take it up. Like clockwork, he will poop 15 minutes later!

On occasion, he will get scrambled eggs and LOVES them.


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