Should I Feed My Dog Early or Late?
It’s better to feed your dog early in the night to enable proper digestion before they sleep.
Feeding your dog at 5, 6, or 7 PM gives your dog’s stomach enough time to properly digest the food before they sleep.
But if there’s no way to feed your dog early, it’s OK to let them eat late. This is much better than not letting them eat at all in the evening.
The only advantage to letting your dog eat late at night is they won’t starve in the morning. They are less likely to wake you up at midnight looking for food.
Check out this video below to learn how often you should feed your dog.
What Can I Feed a Dog Who’s a Picky Eater?
A balanced diet that includes meat, eggs, fruits, and vegetables will help a picky dog enjoy every meal time.
Like humans, dogs can get sick of the same food they eat three times a day and seven days a week.
But there are also cases where your dog isn’t picky. They might have an underlying health problem or have developed bad habits from eating your leftovers, eating several times a day, or consuming too many treats.
Here are some picky eater dog food ideas you should check out.
Is it bad to feed a dog late at night?
Unfortunately, yes it is bad to feed your dog late at night. This is mainly due to the fact that they cannot have a normal routine. This is because your dog may be very hungry in the day, and therefore starved of an energy source too. This can make them lethargic, tired, bored and depressed if they are waiting on food all day.
On the other hand, they will have more energy to burn off at night once they have eaten. By going to bed straight after feeding, there is no way to burn off this energy, and so many dogs can become unhealthily overweight.