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Cory Highfill
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Skip a feeding?

I was told by a vet years ago that missing a feeding every ten days to two weeks was really beneficial to hounds. Something to do with digestive enzymes or intestinal biotics, or ..?
I think about this from time to time and can almost see the merits. Anybody ever heard this?

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Lance Laymon
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From everything I have read fasting is very good for people also, but I don't like missing meals. That is how I feel about it for my dogs too. They get the grub every day.

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I don't know. I have a friend that used to feed his hounds every other day. But he fed twice as much every feeding. I never saw the benefit other than not getting out in the rain to feed if it is raining. I'd rather just feed daily. That way, I can monitor the dogs to see if anything is wrong.

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I always feed daily, usually beagles after I run them in the morning, hounds after I hunt them at night. But this guy was adamant that an occasional fasting day was really, really good for gut health. He was a vet and kept bird dogs.

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Fasting a dog is good for it's immune system., helps in detoxing itself.

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Thats what pre and probiotics are for. skipping a meal is not good for people or dogs. Just like people being to lazy to feed dogs morning and nite. Flat out LAZY!

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Fasting is good for both you and your dogs if done correctly. Many health benefits. Tons of info vet and health sites.

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Thats what pre and probiotics are for. skipping a meal is not good for people or dogs. Just like people being to lazy to feed dogs morning and nite. Flat out LAZY!

WOW.....this is not true .

Being lazy is another topic.

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It takes days to do that not just one skipped meal. There are far better healthy ways to do that with natural foods. This is my wheel house I've done years or research on dogs and humans. You don't get abs by just skipping meals LOL.

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