HOW TO FEED A DOG OR PUPPY CORRECTLY 🐶 How many times a day you should feed your dog

when you feed your dog how many times a

day you feed your dog can change

everything from reducing inflammation

improving a dog's behavior and even

stopping those annoying and obviously

uncomfortable hunger pukes this is

something that I have learned through

trial and error with my dogs as well as

all of the rescue dogs that I have

fostered I have a ton of experience with

feeding dogs so in this video I'm going

to share a new way of thinking when it

comes to your dog's feeding schedule and

be sure to stay until the end because

after I share with you when I feed my

dog and why it's so important I'm going

to share with you some bonus tips

specifically around proper hydration and

more so let's jump into this video right


short answer I am a big advocate of

feeding your dog one time a day and

changing up the time at which you feed

every single day but wait hear me out

because there are three caveats and I'm

gonna go into great detail on all of

these so just make sure you stay tuned

but three cabinets are the dog's age the

dogs medical and health specific needs

if any and third last but not least is

you your schedule because yes boo yes

you matter when it comes to the timing

and the frequency at which you feed your

dog let's just jump into the damn thing

I'm gonna start off with adult dogs and

then I'll jump in to puppies but of

course I'm gonna caveat everything with

partner with your holistic and or

integrative veterinarian if you have any

medical or health concerns but these are

just the ways that I feed my dogs and my

foster dogs and the reason I do it again

is because I have found it hugely and

massively beneficial to both their

bodies internal health as well as their

mental how do you have a dog that just

before meal time they start pacing

around you like a shark nudging you with

their cold nose starting to act out or

even worse hunger pukes comment below

before I go into that do your dog this

does your dog do any of those things

just before meals and I start

asking questions doing some research and

testing different ways and times of

feeding my dogs I learned really quickly

that if you think about a dog and what

they actually are which is a dog very

closely related to a wolf no wolf in the

wild eats breakfast lunch and dinner

same time every day all throughout the

year they eat once a day if that and

sometimes they don't even eat for a full

day and I'm not sitting here saying that

my dogs are wolves what I am saying is I

had a little bit of a problem which I

think if you're watching this video you

do - your dog may be begging you for

meals or acting out if you miss a meal

the way that I combated all of those

things and this is so simple and I wish

more people talked about this is I

started feeding my dogs once a day I

hear this all the time I could never

imagine feeding my dog only once a day

they'd be so angry at me but guess whose

fault that is if that's your reality

it's your fault

and I mean that respectfully because I

was right there with you the hogs and

animals in general we're very rarely

ever meant to be following a super

structure schedule in anything they do

randomness and variety is the spice of

line you feed your dog at the exact same

time every single day not only does the

dog mentally start expecting that food

and that's why they might be acting out

and begging for it and demanding it but

their body biologically starts expecting

and preparing for that meal and what I

mean by that is if you usually feed your

dog 8:00 a.m. at about 7:30 7:45 most

dogs if there have been on a really

strict routine their stomach and gastric

acid is gonna start building up in

preparation to digest the food that you

are about to feed them and if you do

this every single day for 2 3 15 10

years of their life what's going to

happen is the body becomes smart our

body our body and our dog's bodies are

adaptive they're intelligent and they're

set up to help us survive and thrive and

so if the body is used to getting a meal

every single

day a a.m. then you better believe just

before 8:00 a.m. the body is gonna start

preparing itself to digest the food that

it's expecting to be prepared and what

it does in the way that it does that

again is building up gastric acids also

known as bile that's when you see a

lotta dogs start vomiting either

throughout the day or just the for

mealtime because the gastric acid starts

building up in preparation to digest the

proteins and the fats and the macro

micronutrients of the food that you're

expecting and preparing to feed the dog

and of course that bile and that acid in

an empty stomach because you haven't fed

yet causes discomfort and the body wants

to rid of it and that's when you get a

hunger abuse and the same goes for your

dog's behavior if you have a dog like me

who is extremely food motivated you

might find that you might find that your

dog starts tearing things up or just

acting out in general when it comes to

mealtime or like I said before demanding

you from mealtime and that can be

frustrating because we all live a life

and sometimes things change so how did

you sleep bins and I'm just you're sick

and you can't feed them right away and

it's annoying candidly we love our dogs

don't get me wrong I have a youtube

channel dedicated to my dog so I get it

I feel you these are all the reasons

that I decided to explore different and

new ways of thinking when it comes to

feeding and that's when I started

learning about the importance of just

feeding once a day in addition to that

not just feeding once a day but changing

up the time of day that I feed as well

frequently so it's not 8 a.m. every day

8 a.m. one day

it's 6:30 p.m. another day it's 2:15

p.m. another day and keep it completely

random and the way that this helps your

dog both mental health and physical

health is think about it your dog eats

two or three times a day especially in a

dry food diet the body is gonna have

glucose spikes or to think of blood

sugar they're gonna have insulin spikes

both of these things during the spike

period can lead to inflammation in the

body and that actually applies to you as

well but that's not what this video is

about and so when you're when you're

having your dog goes these peaks and

valleys that can lead to inflammation

multiple times throughout the day that

in my

pinyin is not ideal for most dogs and I

wanted to eliminate that with both my

boys through feeding only once a day and

feeding a low carb diet if you guys want

a video on what type of food I recommend

that I like and prefer for most dogs

click the video up here a whole series

on that and link down below and when you

feed only once a day you're giving the

dogs GI tract in their digestive system

a chance to rest this is something that

I just I just don't see a lot of content

out there on I know buddy but it is so

incredibly valuable because the dog's

digestive system and their GI tract has

a direct correlation with their immunity

and I'm not trying to I'm not trying to

do biology and anatomy and physiology

101 with you guys I'm just trying to

break this down in common sense when you

are feeding your dog meals multiple

times a day the GI tract never really

gets a chance to fully rest but if you

feed your dog once a day that means

there's a bigger gap of time between


and that means that like I said the GI

tract tract can rest but it also means

that the body in between feedings

because there's a longer time frame it's

not being acts asked to digest and

absorb nutrients from large amounts of

food and that means that it gets a

chance to really metabolize the fat that

you've fed the dog the proteins in the

car especially if you have a dog who is

always seeming to be hungry and you feel

like you can never satiate them feeding

them only once a day can help and that's

because there's a longer time between

each feeding obviously she's only

feeding once a day and so the body

becomes better at metabolizing the fat

the pro to the nutrients in the food and

getting all the nutrients out of it and

excreting all of the toxins and things

that the body doesn't need and the

reason that works is because you're

giving the body more time to digest the

food you're not asking the body to

absorb and digest large amounts of

nutrients every three four or five or

six hours a dog's body they're

scavengers they were never biologically

meant in my opinion they would

or biologically meant to be eating on

rigid schedules like a child human they

were meant to eat when they could find

food and scavenge food and so the way

that I feed my dogs I believe is more in

tune with the way that they were

naturally supposed to eat so you may be

watching and going okay this all sounds

good feeding once a day but but I don't

know how to do this and what about what

time to feed them I'm feeling

overwhelmed so just wait a second I'll

give you a schedule and kind of tell you

how to slowly transition to this if you

decide you want to do this in just a

minute but let's first talk about time

if the dog is never mentally and even

naturally able to predict when and what

time feeding is going to be every day

the body is never gonna have a chance to

start building up the bile and the

gastric acid in the stomach because the

dog is never going to be expecting food

and you better bet that over time once

you've switched to once a day feeding at

random times the dog is going to be less

likely to beg and start acting out and

demanding dinnertime or breakfast or

lunch because they don't know when

they're gonna eat and I know you may be

thinking Rachel that's just not that

doesn't seem right I wouldn't want to

eat once a day why would my dog want to

eat once say well I actually also

believe that humans could do better and

could be healthier many of us not all

could be better if we actually ate less

frequently our bodies we don't need to

be consuming food every two three four

hours now I'm a little bit of a

hypocrite because I feel like I want to

eat all the times I love food but what

I'm trying to say is you may think it's

cruel to feed your dog once a day and

maybe it's not the best for your dog but

for me the reason why I feel really good

about it is I don't have dogs demanding

for food I don't have hunger pukes

anymore like I had before which imagine

that that's really uncomfortable for

dogs they're confident that they know

they're going to get fed it's random and

they get more delighted

throughout the day when they get fed

versus just expecting it and demanding

it and it's just created a stronger bond

and relationship between my dogs and

myself and for me personally I talked

about this in the beginning about you

including you and that you're important

some days I might get up extra early or

some days I might work later in the day

and their feeding times what I used to

have them on this schedule what their

would would vary and it always caused

such a ruckus in the house the dogs

would be angry be frustrated

I would then get frustrated because they

were acting out and jumping all over me

and I'm trying to get worked so now

we're in a position and we're in a time

of our life makes me sound old where

they just they know they're gonna get

fed I feed them the right amounts

they're still getting the proper amount

of calories and you're all in you're

ready to go

you want to try this out but you don't

really know where to start or how so I'm

gonna go into the how you can start

transitioning into this type of feeding

schedule and then I have two bonus tips

one about proper hydration and one about

healthy eating habits so definitely stay

tuned for that but first let's talk

about how if you're currently feeding

three times a day then maybe go down to

two times a day same amount and quantity

of food I'm not saying to feed them less

and do this gradually maybe what's best

for your dog is instead of feeding them

three or four times a day you only feed

them two so they still get large chunks

of time between each feet meal but you

don't feel like you're starving your dog

and we can talk about timing and that

just keep it random don't overdo it over

stressing like let's say you normally

feed them breakfast right before you

walk out the door for work or for school

at 8:00 a.m. okay maybe some days when

you first wake up you feed the copy's

puppies very important in my opinion and

from what I've researched with what I've

learned to feed them multiple times a

day everything that I can dig my teeth

into has said that at minimum three

times a day for puppies and when I say

puppies I mean dogs under 12 to 18

months of age I know that's what I

thought a puppy was eight weeks no dogs

are continuing to grow most of them at

least at rapid rates up to 12 to 18

months some of them even 24 months old

puppies grow extremely fast

so you want to make sure that you're

supplying proper nutrients frequently

enough so that they grow healthy and

properly and bonus tips here we go boom

make sure that it feeding times you're

not just putting the bowl down there use

feeding time as training times work with

them work on sits work on downs and if

you need training things you can do

during mealtime click the video up here

and on watch the videos down below I

have a ton of ideas for you the second

thing is I want to ask you guys and I

want you to comment this down below how

frequently are you washing your dog's

food bowl and water bowl no matter what

you're feeding your dog I recommend that

you rinse out and clean your dog's food

bowl and water bowl at least every other

day many people will say every single

day some people will say I never wash

their bowls here's the thing guys here's

the thing whether you feed kibble raw

food whatever it is there's bacteria in

the food and if you let that fester for

a while and it creates a little bit of a

slime around the bowl that that's not

going to be healthy for any living being

for this bonus tip and this is more for

those of you who are feeding a raw fresh

food diet only way you can help your dog

feel satisfied longer is feeding them a

lower carb higher fat diet if you feed

them a diet that's more rich in healthy

raw fats healthy raw proteins the dog is

gonna be satiated longer just just like

you are I all right guys I want you to

comment below how many times do you feed

your dog a day and is that at the same

time every day and what happens I want

you to comment what happens if you try

not to feed your dog at this same time

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