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Another silly question. I've been feeding my 7 week old

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Hi: Another silly question. I've been feeding my 7 week old puppies 4 times a day. They have an awful lot of poop and it was mushy but getting better now. I gave them Panacur for 3 days and started them on Albon (for the soft stools) also until I receive the real good stuff Marquis. They are playing, eating well, and just loving life. My question is: I was thinking of reducing their food a little to 3X a say. 7 am/12noon/7 pm.
Right now I am feeding 7 a.m./12noon/5 pm/9pm.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I think for puppies of that age, 3 times a day feeding should be fine. Just make sure they are getting the same amount of food. If they are begging for food earlier or seem kind of lethargic or weak, I would give a little bit sooner. I would probably go with 7am, Noon and 5pm as my feeding times, though. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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