While I agree that twice daily feeding is more ideal, there is no scientific backing that it prevents bloat. The Purdue study has a bunch of recommendations, but there is no direct correlation. Some even say the study is flawed. It's unfortunate, but no one can really pinpoint what the true cause of bloat isI'd really recommend twice daily feedings. It prevents bloat and hypoglycemia.
Gastric secretions are produced in response to food intake. The parietal cells that secrete HCl are receptive to both neural (acetylcholine) and hormonal (histamine) signals; histamine is released in response to stimulation from the locally secreted hormone gastrin. Gastrin itself is released from the G cells in the gastric antrum and duodenum, and release is stimulated by both the presence of protein in the stomach and amino acids in the small intestine. Also, stomach distension and stimulation by the vagus nerve (e.g., in sham feeding) stimulate gastrin release.
During meals, gastric pH is about 1 to 1.5. Unlike in humans, the secretion of gastric acid is intermittent in cats and dogs, and during low-fasting acid secretion between meals, gastric pH can rise as high as 3 to 6.5. Therefore, blood in vomit may appear either as hematemesis (digested, “ground coffee” appearance) or as fresh blood.
Why? You can figure out a schedule on two feedings a day. The only time it really becomes difficult is if you are free-feeding. If this pup still isn't housetrained, chances are she needs better supervision. Dogs who eat only once a day tend to have more incidents of throwing up bile and being more anxious. I wouldn't want to only get one meal per 24 hours. Would you?I couldn't find an answer by searching here, but surely this has been asked numerous times.
I'd like to get my dog on a once daily feed schedule. This, so my theory goes, will help me know fairly accurately when her poops will need to happen.