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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm not saying to feed your pup 10 cups a day, just that 4 cups isn't that much food.

Kira and Kessy still both eat about 5-6 cups a day (if they are eating dry food), usually in one sitting. I am not paranoid about bloat - I don't exercise them before or after eating, but other than that I don't baby them. If they're going to bloat, they'll bloat regardless of how careful I am.
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I'm not saying to feed your pup 10 cups a day, just that 4 cups isn't that much food.
Depends on the food. My adult dogs get 2-3 cups a day which is the recommended amount for their food. They are pretty active but not extremely active and aside from the youngest (who has digestive issues) they are a healthy weight.

My least active is 80lbs and gets 2 cups per day which is enought for her. The other two (55 and 68lbs) get closer to 3 as they are more active.

My point is worry less about how many cups you "should" be feeding and focus on how many cups your dog needs.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Right - I'm just saying, if the dog needs more food, give her some more
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I would not feed 3 x per day. At her age, 2xa day is just fine.
2 cups, twice a day makes 4 cups...maybe round the cups up a tad so slightly "heaping" cups?
Ok, I can try that. She's getting about 4-1/2 cups now (I just upped it some).

It just looks like a lot of food for one meal (split into 2 feedings)
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Our boy at just over a year is eating 2. 5 cups per meal for a total of 5 cups per day and has gained. He looked similar to your girl, every rib could be seen. While not UNenergetic even then, I like that he's gained enough to not look all ribby
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Well, she's got giardia.

Either again, or didn't fully clear it, even though the fecal test came back negative last time. Maybe just had low numbers so they missed it, but then came back?

That explains a lot actually. How do I get rid of it?! I have cleaned all her bedding, I mop the floor with Lysol cleaner almost daily. I gave her a bath even, washed her toys and bowls. ARGH!

This time I'm using Panacur, I used Metro last time and it really upset her tummy. I think my vet doesn't believe me on that point either.
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Metro can mess up their stomachs, yes, be sure to give with food.
I know it's hard but if you can use it, it may help in this case. Panacur is said to help and quite honestly, we've given both at once for difficult cases.
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Maybe I should try both?

Ugh, she had the worst diarrhea on it. He said he's NEVER heard of Metro causing stomach upset, I told him it's a side effect, look it up. LOL I'm fed up with this clinic, never again after this!
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Well Metro is an antibiotic specific to stomach problems. Curious what were her symptoms? Did you get the metro from the vet, and the Panacur??
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I haven't picked her & meds up yet.

Last time I just got the Metro.

What were her symptoms on the Metro? Really bad diarrhea. As in, the giardia was better than the cure

They are just giving me Panacur this time and we'll recheck and discuss trying Metro again, if it doesn't clear.

I don't get why they use an antibiotic for giardia, isn't it a parasite?
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