It depends on the dog’s age, health, environment, stress level, and current weight among other things. When you’re armed with the right information, you can move forward with a plan you and your veterinarian can agree on.
They’re the experts and so are you. You’ll see your puppy daily so you’re the best person to monitor his weight fluctuations. Ask your vet about which food, what portions, and how often you should be feeding your dog.
All dog food isn’t alike and there is no regulatory guidance for what it consists of. Get accustomed to learning what your dog is actually eating. But remember, while the ingredient list is set in stone, the feeding frequency is only a suggestion.
Feeding your dog at different times every day doesn’t do him any favors. Just like us, keeping regular times to eat (8 am and 5 pm? 6 am and 3 pm?) will ensure you’re doing what you can to help control his weight.
Keep an eye on your dog’s weight. You may want to schedule monthly visits to your vet just to have your dog weighed in the beginning. It’s tough to notice weight gain (or loss) when you see him on a daily basis.