I have made a previous thread regarding how much to feed based on my dog looking pretty thin and acting like she's starving to death, I mean she practically knocks me down to get to the food during feeding. The thing is, she never was that food obsessed as a small puppy, I can't quite remember when she started acting like this. Here's the hx:
Dani is 8 and 1/2 months.. just finished being in heat.
Feeding 5 cups of Orijen 6 fish, was feeding 4, then 4.5 cups. She looks healthy in every other way, great coat, good poops, etc.
She does get a few treats, not much, the occasional bully stick, no table or people food. MOstly because I don't want to mess with her stomach cuz we've had a bout of the squirties and not something I want to repeat!
Some of my friends comment that "she is so thin, you should feed her more", but I know this is to be expected as they go through that gangly adolescent phase. However, I keep increasing her food because I feel so bad that she acts like she is literally starving to death! I would like some feedback on how she looks and if anyone else's pup acts like that..it just seems to me more than just "food motivated", but what do I know.
I can feel her ribs with little pressure, can't see them unless she is curled sideways or lying on her side (should you see them when she is on her side?)
Can you even feed more than 5 cups a day?? It seems like a lot of food...also, her poop does tend to get a little mushy with this much food. Just looking for some feedback/advise.... I have included the best pics I could get.