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How often does everyone feed their pooches? 

 

Pebbles was twice a day but she's recently been turning down food in the mornings. Our routine is a bit strange at the minute as we're all in work/school different days so it might just be an autistic dog thing. 

 

We've switched to just one meal in the evening which she eats most of. We're on the Tails.com and I've always thought their suggested portion was big for a dog her size and she's under 4kg.  

 

Our vets said she should ideally be fed twice a day but one is fine if she eats it. I just feel sly with her waiting 24 hours for her dinner. 

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7 minutes ago, Paulie Dangerously said:

How often does everyone feed their pooches? 

 

Pebbles was twice a day but she's recently been turning down food in the mornings. Our routine is a bit strange at the minute as we're all in work/school different days so it might just be an autistic dog thing. 

 

We've switched to just one meal in the evening which she eats most of. We're on the Tails.com and I've always thought their suggested portion was big for a dog her size and she's under 4kg.  

 

Our vets said she should ideally be fed twice a day but one is fine if she eats it. I just feel sly with her waiting 24 hours for her dinner. 

Can she eat kibble or dry food? My sister's family tends to leave dry food and water if the family has to leave the dog to go out to work and school.

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1 minute ago, VladimirIlyich said:

Can she eat kibble or dry food? My sister's family tends to leave dry food and water if the family has to leave the dog to go out to work and school.

Its a bit of both. She had kibble in the morning and kibble mixed with wet food in the evenings. She's just shy of 1 and the last few weeks she's not interested in the morning. 

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I feed mine three times a day. I know when they're out of the puppy stage they say to increase the portions whilst reducing the frequency of meals, but it seems to suit him well. He has never destroyed anything inside our out but I wouldn't feed him once a day for fear of having nothing left unchewed. I don't see the problem with two smaller meals Paulie, but if she seems happy with one, what works, works. We tend to mix and match ours so he doesn't have the same food all the time.

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We're a bit ad-hoc in how we feed Monty. We don't feed him an hour either side of walks which means he tends to get something mid-morning and then early evening but sometimes he's not hungry or he's had too many training snacks through the day. Like you Paulie, we tend to give him a good quality kibble mixed with some cooked meat and vegetables. He's 20 months now and a bit more used to the routine but he was a bit fussy at around 1 year old; there were definitely spells when I thought he wasn't eating enough and was getting a bit skinny. We also tend to change flavour of kibble, from the same brand, with each bag which I think helps with keeping his interest in it. 

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7 hours ago, VladimirIlyich said:

Can she eat kibble or dry food? My sister's family tends to leave dry food and water if the family has to leave the dog to go out to work and school.

I know it isn't always the easiest thing to do, but ideally you need a more regimented way to feed your dog, that way you get a better idea of when they need a shite for example.

Letting them graze throws all that up in the air and you're more likely to come home to a mess and some dogs resort to eating it.

Once they've started doing that, it's a hard habit to break.

 

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3 hours ago, Karl_b said:

We're a bit ad-hoc in how we feed Monty. We don't feed him an hour either side of walks which means he tends to get something mid-morning and then early evening but sometimes he's not hungry or he's had too many training snacks through the day. Like you Paulie, we tend to give him a good quality kibble mixed with some cooked meat and vegetables. He's 20 months now and a bit more used to the routine but he was a bit fussy at around 1 year old; there were definitely spells when I thought he wasn't eating enough and was getting a bit skinny. We also tend to change flavour of kibble, from the same brand, with each bag which I think helps with keeping his interest in it. 

Which kibble do you use?. 

We used to use Eukanuba but the dogs were like loonies on it so we changed to James Wellbeloved which is bloody good stuff.

 

We were getting low on it once a few years ago now and the place where we usually got it from didn't have the one we wanted in stock. 

The woman who ran the place recommended Skinners which is the same quality but much cheaper as it's for working dogs so no VAT. 

 

Really good stuff, plenty of different flavours,  there's no rubbish in it so less waste and less waste means less shit.

We've never used anything else since.

 

 

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On 16/01/2021 at 19:01, Colonel Kurtz said:

This is how to sleep. Proper oblivion. 

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Do you let your two off their leads when you walk them mate? Impossible with the female of mine as she thinks its all a big game and just pegs it off - the male is sound, he will leg it too but he will come back pretty quickly.  

 

NB The obedient one is the one on the right.

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This is funny/kind of cute. 

 

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2021/01/18/people-love-the-tale-of-this-sympathetic-dog-and-his-very-out-of-pocket-owner/

 

I've always preferred cats but I'm starting to think dogs are boss too. When I'm catless, I'm thinking of a dog instead. I'd love a Bernese Mountain Dog or a Border Collie. 

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2 hours ago, Total Longo said:

Do you let your two off their leads when you walk them mate? Impossible with the female of mine as she thinks its all a big game and just pegs it off - the male is sound, he will leg it too but he will come back pretty quickly.  

 

NB The obedient one is the one on the right.

Doggos beach.jpg

No we don't let either of them the lead. They think it is a game and like being chased. 

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This story is ace!

Russell Jones, whose leg had been placed in a plaster cast, took to social media to share footage of his beloved lurcher Bill hop along the street with his paw raised above the ground in an effort to mimic his owner's movements.

Mr Jones, who is believed to be from London, later explained that he had paid £300 in vet fees and X-rays for his limping canine - only to discover the dog was copying him out of sympathy.

 

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Matilda is coming to us in three weeks. She's also an Amstaff = same as Winston. She's five weeks old here. 

 

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