We just brought home a new puppy a few days ago. She will be 10 wks old tomorrow. She is a very good puppy (knock on wood) She usually lets me knwo when she needs to go out. And today is my second day of switching over from Purina Puppy Chow to Avoderm. I have been giving her 1/2 scoop 4-5 times a day. I have been reading and see that the suggested amount is 1-2 cups a day. Now I mix 25% Avoderm and 75% PPC for a few more days then I will bumb it up to half and half until I have fully switched to Avoderm. Now ive noticed that shes been eating all on the food since I started mixing them, she wouldn't eat a whole scoop of the Purina. Now for mainly my question... How important is a feeding schedule? I try to keep around the same time everyday that I feed her, sometimes life just doesn't cooperate with us...and sometimes she will go to her bowl and paw and it before it time to feed, and of course I feel like i shouldn't deny her food so i give her a scoop. Now is this just as bad a free feeding? Thanks for your input guys!