Since dogs cannot choose their own food, you are solely responsible for the frequency and
quality of their meals. Don't let them down. Puppies need three or more meals a day
and adult dogs need two. Your dogs may prefer to be fed at the same time and
place and in the same bowl each day. Leave the food out for one-half hour
before putting it away.
Do not put the food out before physical activity, as eating before exercise
could cause gastric dilation/volvulus syndrome (GDV) 7, a sometimes
fatal condition occurring when normal food digestion is
interrupted with physical activity.
Finally, don't worry if your dog skips a meal or two,
as such fluctuations are normal. On the other
hand, don't try to limit your active dog's
intake of healthy food.