Changes to feeding routine

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by TylerDurden, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    My EM is 5 1/2 months old and I‘m thinking about switching from 3 meals to 2 meals at 6 months of age. Is this generally reasonable? He eats dry food (kibble). 3 1/2 cups in the morning, 3 1/2 cups in the afternoon, and 3 cups at night (reaching a total of 10 cups per day). He‘s very lean but weighs about 105 lbs by now.

    How would you approach the change to his feeding routine? I‘m a little worried about splitting the meal in half, as 5 cups per meal seem to be too much. It might be an ureasonable fear, but all the horror stories about bloat come to mind. He usually rests after each meal and doesn‘t immediately drink.

    Any tips/suggestions are welcome. I understand that it is difficult to generalize, and that there is a variety of influencing factors. Thank you.
  2. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    I did switch to 2 meals at 6 months old. However I didn't like feeding more than 3c at a time so when he went up to 8c a day after his first surgery I choose to return to 3 meals a day.
  3. scorning

    scorning Active Member

    I switched to fewer feedings around then, but my dog started vomiting bile at night so I had to do three feedings again until he stopped growing, but instead of lunch he got a bedtime snack. Also, I lound out that the larger meals in his stomach were contributing to soft poops, so also had to switch to a higher calorie food so I could feed fewer cups per meal.

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