How Often Should You Feed Your Dog?

The frequency of feeding our dogs is crucial and largely depends on the dog's age and physical activity.

According to a recent study in GeroScience, dogs on a once-a-day feeding schedule show improved cognitive performance and reduced risk of gastrointestinal disorders.

However, not all veterinarians agree with these conclusions. Factors such as the dog's lifestyle, health condition, and breed can influence the feeding schedule.

A working dog that spends a lot of time in the field needs more nutrients compared to a small dog that spends most of its time indoors.

Puppies should be fed 3 to 4 times a day in small quantities. Their stomachs are still immature and need to get used to food to avoid gastrointestinal problems.

Adult dogs don't need to eat as often. However, at least two meals a day are recommended to prevent hypoglycemia and other health issues.

Dogs that are fed once a day may gulp down their food, leading to vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, stomach torsion.

While the study's findings are preliminary, it's best to follow your vet's advice when it comes to feeding your dog.

The frequency of feeding your dog can depend on many factors. Always consult with your vet to determine the best feeding schedule for your pet.