Really? I would be curious to know as well. I know that my friend has to free feed her chihuahua because she is so small that if she doesn't eat enough, she can get hypoglycemia. Does this apply only to puppy poms, or adults? I don't see why you would have to free feed an adult since it would be past that hypoglycemia age...
Oh, I do that. Toby isn't always able to get to it though, if he is crated. I have started to let him stay out of the crate more and more. Yesterday I let him out the whole time while I was at work. I have always left food out for him 24-7. He is only 4 lbs. and he never just gobbles it all up because it's there. He eats when he is hungry.
LOL! LMAO! Don't get me laughing again this morning. I am at work and would be fired for sure. I was crying last nite and my sides ache from laughing so hard. That was a good one Cricket. Hmmmm............maybe I should change my funniest poster nominee. What would Aisha do then? You know she has already picked her outfit out for her award ceremony.
cricket- we make our dogs do chores for food- no free feeding at my house! chores like, sit, stay, down, not peeing on the carpet.. ha ha :) we leave the food out all morning, and from when we get home till about 9 pm. there is no food available, or water, during the day while we are gone. one is crated and one is not. neither gets food or water b/c food+water=poo+pee but they pick during the night as they are hungry. and when i say 'no more food!" at 9 pm, they both run to beat me to the bowl to gobble just a few more bites!
Wendy...........Do not remove Aisha's name from anything. The poor thing needs all the votes she can get. She has her outfit stretched across her bed, Aisha's jewelry sparkling clean, and is out taking a class to prepare for her acceptance speech. Hey, is that against the rules?
Here I am! Actually, Pomeranians of any age can get hypoglycemia, they are just more prone to it as a puppy. I free feed mostly because of that but also because most poms, I am not sure about other breeds, tend to just nibble throughout the day. We exercise our poms very well and are really still searching for a "great" food to help them maintain an appropriate weight, which is really the only concern with free feeding. Hope this helps!
I can't leave food out for my pom all day. The other dogs would eat it. You guys will probably think I'm crazy and my little Daisy but I started feeding her with a fork. She was my first puppy (along with her brother Billy, RIP you wonderful, wonderful dog) and I was 14 when I got her. I sat down with them at every meal and I fed them off of a plate with a fork. I felt like I couldn't get them to eat enough otherwise so it just kind of stuck. Now that I've added the other dogs I've had no choice but to keep doing it because she doesn't eat fast enough and all of the other dogs take it. So everyday at 5 I put the dogs food down and than Daisy and I go sit and the table and I take her little plate and a fork and I feed her. And they say dogs aren't human? How silly they are.
well i have to chime in on any Pom talk, since i am getting my puppy next week so any info is great. Sounds like free feeding may be a good thing. I just hope my cats dont like the Poms food or that wont be an option. Thanks for the topic. I do have learned more.............LOL
I have three cats and three poms and have managed to have everyone leave eachothers food alone, the poms food is kept in their crates with the doors open when they are out. The cats get squirted with water from a squirt bottle when ever they get near the crates, and so they leave that area alone. My cats are fed n the laundry room and that is just a room that we have taught our pups is forbidden to them. They just get a simple 'name' get out of there, before they even get there, and in two weeks they learned not to go there.