Younger Golden Retrievers consume more food than adults. During the first few weeks after birth, they depend on their mother for food. But as they wean off their mother’s milk, you can start with feeding them four meals daily in the first two months.
During the third, fourth, and fifth months, you can reduce their feeding frequency to three meals a day. From the age of six months and above, you can feed them twice daily.
Most Golden Retriever trainees recommend feeding your dogs once a day once they are one-year-old.
The thing is, giving your pet smaller meals is more satisfying. This feeding method prevents bloating, keeps their weight in check, and helps them to stay active. Plus, feeding your dogs twice promotes good eating habits and speeds up digestion.
You should ensure your puppies eat between the hours of 6 am to 8 am. The next meal should come at noon while the dinner should be served no later than 5 pm to 6 pm. Feeding your Golden Retriever after 6 pm will make the dog heavy and less active.