Should you leave your dog’s food out?

Leaving your dog’s food out all day is called “free feeding.” Although some dogs can handle this, most experts recommend against it, especially for a puppy.

It’s hard to gauge how much you’re actually feeding your pooch. If you stick your dog’s bowl into the food container and set it down for her two or three times a day, you may be going through the food fast, which not only leads to obesity in your dog, but also costs you more money.

You may have a dog who can control herself when her food is out all day. Or, perhaps you leave food out due to your work schedule. If you do participate in free feeding, measure the amount you give your dog to keep track of how much and often she eats.

Ask your Animal hospital Gresham or for more details about the pros and cons of free feeding your pup or read more here.


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