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When should I use a timed feeding method when feeding my dogs, and how should I do it?

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If you’re not worried about your dog overeating but don’t want to leave the food out all day, use the timed feeding method. This means you give the dog a certain amount of time, like 30 minutes, to eat. When time’s up, throw out whatever’s left.

When you offer food again 8-12 hours later, your dog will be hungry and ready to eat.

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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