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Feeding Frequency Change for Australian Shepherd Pup

by Jeepette
(Indianapolis, IN)

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My Aussie Pup, RubiCon is 5 months old. When can I change her feeding schedule to once per day instead of 2? I work full-time and as she's gotten older she has decided that she enjoys playing in the snow more than taking care of business in the morning after she eats, this makes me late for work. I already get up at 4:15 a.m. to play with her, walk her and feed her so getting up early is already being done. I'm anxious to get her to once per day (evening) feeding schedule.

Thank you so much and can't wait to hear back... lovin' my jeep girl!

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Frequency of Feeding
by: Nancy

We have two Aussies and we still feed them twice a day. One is 7 years old and the other is 5 years old. Our vet told us that every dog should eat twice a day. We feed them at 5am and 5pm. They like their food so to only feed them once a day would be terrible. Good Luck. Maybe you should talk to your vet to see what he thinks.

Feeding Fequency
by: Anonymous

We currently have three dogs two Aussie's ages 7 and 2 and a Pom age 12. They are all fed twice a day, mornings about 7am and evenings at 6pm. When ours were younger after they ate in the mornings they were let out and then they went into their kennel while we were at work and the kids at school. So they learned quickly that they needed to do their business when they were let out or they had to wait till someone came home. I have had dogs all my life and they have always been fed twice a day never just once.

Best of luck, your pup is still just a baby and will learn quickly what it needs to do.

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