How many times a day should you feed a chihuahua puppy?

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bee: How many times a day should you feed a 7 month old chihuahua puppy?
Twice a day? Once a day? At what age should you switch to once a day? Also, at what age, if ever, do chihuahua or small breeds out grow the high risk of hypoglycemia? Could you please make recommendations on times of day (hour) to feed if feeding twice per day or once per day. Our chihuahua is on Royal Canin. I am currently giving her 1/2C 2xday. She weighs about 5-6 lbs. Thank you.

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Answer by USM Wife
When they are a puppy you should leave food out for them all day long. They are growing they need to eat as much as they want until they feel full. Once they reach the age of about 8 months ask your vet what they recommend. Good luck to you and your pup

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  1. patience s says

    we do this with all 4 of our dogs
    give them soft food once a day and hard food out all day
    they'll eat when there hungry

  2. ♥Amy♥ says

    For a Puppy that weighs 2-10 lbs they should be fed twice a day in the amount of 1/2-1 1/2 cups twice a day. :)

    And you should switch your puppy from puppy food the Adult food at A year Old and start feeding it 3/4—1 cup a day. :)

    And small breeds usually outgrow the high risk of hypoglycemia by the time they are a year old. :)

    And i would switch your puppy to a more High Quality Dog food the dog food you are feeding has corn, and Wheat whitch is not good for dogs and for puppies at that. I would switch your puppy to "Canidae All life stages". This is one of the best foods out there and it is about or less than the Price of Royal Canin i buy the 35lb bag of "Canidae All life stages" and i pay $ 34.00! And my dogs are happy and so heathly and their coats look amazing! And with this food your puppy eats this from puppy hood to adult Hood and you dont have to change dog foods at 1 years old! They can eat this for life! :) Thats why it is call All life stages!!! :)

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    Contains Skin & Coat Conditioners to Maintain a Health Luxurious Coat

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  3. ryma says


    The recommended daily amount for chihuahua is 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.

    Check out this link to know more on how to take care of your Chihuahua:

  4. Luvsdard says

    I have a 13 month old beagle terrier with some chi in him and I was told by the vet to feed him AT LEAST twice a day because of the hypoglycemia problem even though he is 14-15 lbs. I feed him Wellness three times daily …about 7 am then at 1 pm then at 7 pm with a light snack around 9 pm. He has water available all day til about 10 pm and he gets at least a mile a day walk in and tons of socialization with the neighbors kids and dogs just about every day.
    I would recommend that a chihuahua be kept on a three times daily feeding schedule at 7 then 1 then 7 again if possible but at least twice a day at 7 and 7 with a snack in between forever. I'd cut it down to a quarter to third of a cup 3 times daily to preven the sugar problem.

  5. jrbw01 says

    Puppies should be fed three times a day and dogs (9-12 month or 1 year old) should be fed twice a day. Many years ago they used to feed dogs only once a day but now feed less each time but feed twice a day.

    I feed my dog's at 7 AM and 7 PM and they get a cookie in between.


  6. Jenny~♥ says

    Our puppy is a 4 month old Miniature Schnauzer. She weighs 9 lbs. We feed her a 1/2 cup in morning, 1/2 cup at noon & 1/2 cup at night. We feed her Canidae.

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