As pet parents, we are constantly wondering what’s best for our dachshunds. This is especially true when it comes to their feeding habits. While some dog owners opt for the free feeding method, others choose a scheduled feeding method. But is one better than the other? Read on to learn more:
Free feeding is when you leave food out at all times of the day, allowing your dog to eat whenever they want.
This is a convenient feeding method, especially for busy pet parents that may not be home during their dachshund’s typical feeding times. However, this convenience comes at a price. Dogs are not always good at determining how much food is too much. Some dogs will eat until they burst. This will wreak havoc on their health and cause them to gain weight.
Additionally, keeping food out at all times can also cause your dachshund stress. They may feel that they have to guard their food at all times, especially if there are other animals in the house.
At the end of the day, the scheduled feeding method is best for your dachshund. While your dachshund won’t have the freedom to eat whenever they want, and you will have to keep track of when you feed them, this is the better option for their health. Your dachshund won’t end up eating too much, and they won’t feel the need to guard their food.
If you’re busy during your dachshund’s typical feeding times, you can always invest in a automatic feeder that will dispense food at scheduled times.
For more tips on how to care for your dachshund, read through our blog or contact Patti’s Dachshund Farm today!