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What are the downsides of using free-choice feeding method for my dogs?

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Free-choice feeding is when you leave dry food out all day for your dog to graze on. It can be a healthy way to feed dogs who are very active or who is nursing pups. Downsides: Leaving dog food out all day could attract insects, rodents, or raccoons. That’s especially the case if you feed your dog outside.

If you have more than one pet, they may bicker over the food. Also, this method is not for dogs that are diabetic.

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “Feeding Your Adult Dog.”

Lauren Beebe, DVM, Killingworth Animal Hospital, LLC, Killingworth, CT.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: “Nutrition for the Adult Dog.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “Feeding Your Adult Dog.”

Lauren Beebe, DVM, Killingworth Animal Hospital, LLC, Killingworth, CT.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: “Nutrition for the Adult Dog.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 14, 2018

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