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A feeding schedule for your dog is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight.  Feeding schedule can help you to understand easily if your dog is sick or not feeling well. It can also prevent obesity. Consult a veterinarian to know how much food you can feed your dog per day. Usually, a dog’s feeding schedule includes three regularly measured meals per day. These meals should be fed at the same time every day.

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Mealtime:

The best time to feed your dog the first meal is at 7 a.m. The lunch can be fed at 12 p.m. The dinner for your dog should be fed around 5 p.m. to ensure your dog has enough time to digest the food completely.  This feeding schedule can help your dog to maintain a healthy weight and can prevent obesity.  The feeding schedule can change to two meals a day after your dog turns 18 weeks old.  If a dog does not eat properly during its meal time, it is likely to experience some kind of sickness. At the same time gobbling the food in seconds is an indication of illness.

Healthy food:

The food for your dog must consist of well-balanced and healthy diet. Feeding your dog organic food is recommended. Organic foods can help prevent skin allergies and boost the immune system of your dog. It can also increase the overall life expectancy of your dog. The chemically processed foods can cause skin allergies and hair loss for your dog. Ensure that your dog food is balanced with essential nutrients and proteins that your dog requires. Make sure you are not overfeeding your dog. Consult a veterinarian to calculate the quantity of food you can feed to your dog.

Benefits of Feeding Schedule:

  • Prevents obesity
  • Helps with obedience training
  • Helps to keep a note on dog’s health easily
  • Helps with digestion

Water:

Water is a basic need for a dog as for humans. It is recommended to keep a bowl of fresh water for your dog. Dogs are very active and require water often.  Make sure to wash and refill the water bowl of your dog. Carefully observe the amount of water your dog drinks per day and make sure your dog is not thirsty.

Sleep:

On an average, a dog sleeps about 14 hours a day. Dogs usually nap for a shorter time and repeatedly. The REM of a dog is more active than the REM cycle of humans. If a dog sleeps more than the average time, it is advisable to take the dog to the veterinarian. A good sleeping routine is essential for a dog’s healthy life.