Is 14 hours too long with out food?
Kassi is almost 5 months and being fed 3 times a day. 8am, 2pm and 8pm. This has been working really well with her pooing twice between her 8pm feed and bedtime and managing to go all night with out messing in the crate.
Recently though (the last 3 nights) she has only done 1 poo before bed and then done another one in her crate in the night. the last 2 nights she has ripped the paper to pieces (half crate is bed, half is paper) and pooped on her blanket and then just made a right mess, all over the crate and her.
Today I am blocking off the crate (it's huge) to give her only a small (but big enough) space to sleep in and doing away with the paper. This might solve the problem of her pooing in the crate.
But I also wondered if feeding her at 6 or 7pm would be better than 8pm so she has more time to poop before bedtime. (even all though this has been the feeding schedule for every pup/dog i've ever had). But is 13 or 14 hours too long with out food? Shold I keep to the feeding schedule and see if the smaller area works?
What's your opinion please?
Isn't it amazing the question you still ask, even after being through it all before enough times.