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    I was reading in another forum where someone asked this question. Their answers were primarily that regular timely feedings were not much important. However, as we know, our English Bullies are a whole different animal (pun intended) .. So it may very well be an important ritual...

    I feed Jack at 6:00 am and then again at 6:00 pm
    Even on weekends... which kinda sucks cause that means on Saturday & Sunday mornings there he is waiting to go outside and eat...... so im FORCED to get out of bed

    to prepare his bowl....

    I was wondering how others here deal with their pet's meal times ...

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    Vegas is on a strict routine whether I want him to be or not. He eats at 7 and 5 with a bedtime snack of yogurt, fruits or veggies. On the weekend I do tend to sleep in usually until around 8-ish, he is OK with that but come 5 he is sitting by his bowl. I have tried to make him wait since he ate later breakfast on the weekends but he will not have it. So dinner is always at 5.

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    Dozer would get idiopathic head tremors when his blood sugar got low. This started when he was 9mnths old. I read a lot of bullies get these. We had to keep his blood sugar up so he had 3 exact meal times and a bed time snack.
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    i feed annie at different times i never stick to times but thats just me lol,karen

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    Default Re: Regular Feedings important

    Very tight schedule for the same reason @dozersmama stated... 6 AM and 6 PM with a bedtime snack/treat.

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    Default Re: Regular Feedings important

    Yeah I am not so strict on the schedule either. Mainly cuz I used to free feed so there was no schedule, just fill the bowl when empty. Now that Cutty likes to over eat his fromm we have to try and limit the food so in the morning and at night but no times specifically.

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    Default Re: Regular Feedings important

    I prefer no schedule though I do follow one most days out of necessity. I don't feel they are important unless there is a medical reason for them. I prefer to mix it up a bit so that they don't feel ill when I have to be late. If they are used to a schedule, their digestive fluids start flowing on schedule in anticipation of the meal and if you don't feed them, they will likely yak up some nasty bile.

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    @GatorRay, trust me I prefer no schedule either!! Vegas has set his own and has me well trained. It is like he can tell time. At 5 p.m. he is sitting by his bowl drooling waiting on me. It has been so bad at times he will actually sit there and start crying while I am scooping out his measured food.

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    Yes Sarah is on a schedule but its not strict like 5 or 6 am and same pm. She's kinda a pig so she let's me know its time to eat. The bostons well they eat same time as her mostly but if they don't eat till later its no big deal for them

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    Oliver and Sebastian get fed in the morning anywhere from 6-7 am during the week and sometimes 8am on the weekends. Dinner can be anywhere between 5-6pm, but they don't get really bent out of shape if it's past that time by a little bit in the evening.
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    Default Re: Regular Feedings important

    Even my Pit Bull minded his schedule. He knew exactly at what time he is suppose to eat and if I was late - he let me know. I couldnt over sleep either. He was used to me being up at 7am and if I wasnt he would whine around 8am

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    Default Re: Regular Feedings important

    I've always kept my dogs on a schedule, even on the weekends - mainly because that's when I get up and need to get ready for work and then when home and when I have to start doing house stuff. Luckily for me I'm an early bird. The current feeding schedule is 5:50 and 6. They're licking their bowls now. There are those times though that something happens had dinner is a bit later but not too often. I feel it's very important to not only feed near the same time everyday, but it's equally important to feed twice a day and not once - that's just my opinion though.
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