Having a feeding schedule helps you stay on track during your day. Did you know the same applies to your furry friend?
What is a dog feeding schedule?
If you have instantly pictured an elaborate calendar, don't worry - it's no where as scary as that. Simply put a dog feeding schedule is the times during the day at which you feed your furry baby its dog food.
How often should you feed your dog?
Before creating a schedule, you need to figure out how often your dog should eat. This depends on several factors, including age, breed, activity level and general health.
As a general recommendation, puppies under 5 months of age should be fed three to four times a day.
As your dog grows older, you can inculcate a routine of feeding your dog twice a day.
Place the bowl only for ten minutes
If your puppy is a fussy eater, then leave the bowl out for 10 minutes and then pick it up, regardless of whether he has eaten. If your dog is a slow eater extend the time to 20 minutes. At the next scheduled feeding time, put the bowl back down, again for only 10 minutes.
This dog feed schedule will become a habit for your pup sooner rather than later. And when it does, he will come wagging and drooling for food right on time.
Importance of scheduled feeding
A consistent feeding schedule:
It’s best to take some time in developing their habit and having a preset dog feed schedule for a healthy and happy lifestyle.