How many times a day should you feed your cat or dog?

For first time pet owners there are so many questions that can come up that you might feel a little awkward asking others. Don’t worry we’ve all been there at some point in our pet ownership days. Knowing how often to feed your pets can certainly feel like one of those awkward questions. Will people think your are a little dense? No its actually a pretty complex question that can depend a number of various factors.

Most animals when in the while eat sporadically throughout the day and sometimes go long periods of time without eating at all. After all dogs and cats are hunters by nature and some days you come home with something and some days you don’t. So knowing this it can make feeding a domesticated hunter seem pretty complex.

Most pet owners feed their animals in the morning and at night. This is probably OK for most breeds of both cats and dogs. However it is best to consult your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your pet. Some factors that can impact how often you feed your animals range from breed, size and the amount of food you feed at each feeding. Some vets recommend feeding smaller portions throughout the day especially if the animal has complications like diabetes where you have to monitor sugar levels and avoid spikes.

In conclusion, most people feed their pets 2 times a day. However it is always best to consult your vet for specific recommendations.

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