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#6317267 - 05/31/16 12:18 PM Feeding puppies
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My Pointer pup is 5.5 months old. She eats 4-5 cups of food a day, divided in two feedings. Was thinking about going to once a day feed at 6 months. When do y'all cut back on feedings?

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#6317283 - 05/31/16 12:29 PM Re: Feeding puppies [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Either way should be fine. You just don't want to be feeding in the morning before hunting but that is a ways off.
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#6317295 - 05/31/16 12:40 PM Re: Feeding puppies [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Yeah Bill,
That feeding before hunting never worked for me. That's when I changed the gsp to once a day several years ago. First morning to hunt her after feeding, it all came back up after 15 minutes of running.

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#6317323 - 05/31/16 12:56 PM Re: Feeding puppies [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I know she's not a hunting dog do it probably won't help, but I've got a three month old collie/ heeler pup that eats three times a day and still looks skin and bones... I know she's a growing dog so I feeder her until she doesn't want to eat.
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#6317333 - 05/31/16 01:03 PM Re: Feeding puppies [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Just weighed my pup today, 30.5lbs. She put on 7lbs in the last 2 weeks. She's filled out nice right now, but She's not getting enough exercise to keep feeding 5 cups a day. Will be cutting back a little til going to once a day next month

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