German Shepherd Dog Forums - View Single Post - How much raw should I feed my puppy ?
View Single Post
Old 04-24-2014, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
SuperG
Knighted Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,075
Default

Have seen this numerous times.....

"Feed 2-3% of his adult body weight
This is easier to determine if you have a purebred dog, but the amount you feed should be 2-3% of your puppy’s anticipated adult weight. If you’re not sure what that will be, then feed about 10% of his current weight. Watch to see if he gets too fat or too thin and adjust accordingly."

10% for a puppy weighing 40 lbs seems way too much... 4 lbs per day is feeding at a rate of an anticipated adult weight of 160lbs.

Make an assumption for adult weight .....perhaps 75 lbs....that would be 1.5-2.25 lbs per day averaging 1.9 lbs.

The general consensus suggests keeping them a bit on the lean side while their bodies are still growing.....


SuperG
SuperG is offline   Reply With Quote