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#3172987 - Fri Nov 08 2013 09:13 PM How much do you feed your dog after hunting?
243kid Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 19 2009
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Loc: PA, 2D.
My dog will leave food in her bowl most of the time. But if we hunt sometime during the day she would eat anything you put in front of her. I gave her a double helping and when my wife come home she didn't think I fed the dog the way she was acting and fed her again.

Does anyone else experience this?

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#3173003 - Fri Nov 08 2013 09:24 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
angus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 26 2005
Posts: 1505
Loc: Adams county
Dog gets fed the same amount each day during the season. Might let up a bit in the off season, but the dogs still run for an hour or two a dat in the off season.

Self fed dogs are hard to give advice for. Regulate the amount in one or two helpings a day, watch the dog. skinny feed more, fat feed less.

our dogs get fed more than once for a meal here and there. Communication is key. Wife doesn't always communicate though. grin

Little more poop or runs, nothing to worry about.
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#3173018 - Fri Nov 08 2013 09:30 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
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I don't know what the correct answer is. When I had outside dogs I usually gave them a little more. My dog is in the house and she gets feed free choice but if she was one to eat a pile when she got back I might limit her. Just make sure you don't overfeed her before you go out hunting. A lot of food before the hunt can actully be dangerous for the dog or so I have read. My dog eats when it wants and I have never had a problem with that either but I know how some dogs just woof down whatever you give them.
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#3173081 - Fri Nov 08 2013 10:17 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
holedigger Offline
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Attended a NAVHDA training day where a vet was presenting some doggy first aid advise and one thing that stuck with me was he said that they hadn't figured out what caused bloat in dogs exactly, but it always happens AFTER heavy exercise where the dog was fed within three hours either side of said exercise. Obviously, this doesn't happen to every dog ever, nor with every exercise/feeding occurrence, but I've since tried to hold off on feeding for a while after running him, and not feed for a while prior to such activity. JMHO.

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#3173095 - Fri Nov 08 2013 10:23 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
Clinton County Offline
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Thanks holedigger. I knew it could be bad before but didn't know it could be bad after with a normal feeding. Guess it is good my dogs never were ones to eat everything you put in there bowl in one sitting. My brother had a beagle that would. He would always gobble it all down. If it was canned food he would usually have it ate before you could shake it out of the can. Whatever did make it to the bowl wasn't there more than two seconds.


Edited by Clinton County (Fri Nov 08 2013 10:24 PM)
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#3173287 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:23 AM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
RyanR Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 23 2011
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Loc: Carbon County, PA
I do not hunt my dog on an empty stomach, though I know many guys do. I do feed him much less than his normal morning meal but I like him to have something in his stomach. After hunting I do feed him more than normal, about an extra cup's worth. I typically feed twice a day, 1&3/4 to 2 cups each feeding.
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#3173595 - Sat Nov 09 2013 02:29 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
R2D2 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 28 2011
Posts: 784
Loc: Central PA
My springer is self-regulating AND slim and trim. He has food in front of him all the time except that I take the food dish away the evening before he's going to hunt. The food gets put back down when we return from the hunt. And then sometimes he eats.....and sometimes he doesn't.

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#3173624 - Sat Nov 09 2013 03:12 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
Pine-Creek Offline
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Loc: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
243,
My dogs are self regulated, with the auto feeder most of the time, however after a hunt I do give them some Deer meat and a little beacon Grease mixed in with their regular feed, fed individually to each of the dogs, in their own cage. A reward for a job well done, I never over feed my dogs however. They live to be very old ages and hunt for a very long time.
Pine Creek/Dave


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#3173925 - Sat Nov 09 2013 09:11 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
Brine Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 14 2012
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Loc: NW PA
We Always keep the food bowl full, they eat when they want.
Both are in good shape, and don't have a problem doing 6+ miles min. a day.
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#3174634 - Sun Nov 10 2013 02:01 PM Re: How much do you feed your dog after hunting? [Re: 243kid]
Pine-Creek Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 02 2011
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Loc: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Brine,
We used one fo the new tracker/training collars the other day to see just how far the dogs were running on each outing, our Grouse dogs covered no less than 14 miles each day, your Beagles probably cover that much and more also.
Pine Creek/Dave
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