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SummerGSDLover 12-21-2013 03:21 AM

How to know?
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I feel like my puppy eats and is still hungry a lot. He's 15 weeks. I was feeding him 1 cup three times a day but now I do that four times per day and he seems more satisfied. The thing is though is he's still pooping the same amount (2x per day). How do I know if I'm overfeeding him? He's grown a lot taller and bulked up some in the shoulders but still is very lean in the middle. Is four cups too much?
This is what he's eating: Attachment 152426

boomer11 12-21-2013 03:24 AM

By the appearance of your dog. If he looks overweight then scale back. Pretty common sense

My5dogs 12-21-2013 08:18 AM

Loose stool as well will indicate over feeding. I feed 1 cup 3 times day to my 11 week old I am increasing today though.

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SummerGSDLover 12-21-2013 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by boomer11 (Post 4705810)
By the appearance of your dog. If he looks overweight then scale back. Pretty common sense

He doesn't appear to be overweight. I was just wondering because I see other posts where people list how much they're feeding their pup and people are telling them that the puppy doesn't need that much. I don't know.


trcy 12-21-2013 02:00 PM

My 6 month old gets 2 1/2 cups twice a day. Going by the bag feeding requirements.

Galathiel 12-21-2013 04:05 PM

You have to go by the individual dog and his body condition. There is no set formula. As long as your dog is lean, ribs can be easily felt, with a waist (not all dogs have a tuck..mine has more now, but had hardly any when younger). My pup right now (8 months old) eats 6-7 cups a day. He's nice and lean. Another dog might be hugely overweight on the same feeding regimen. Varik would be emaciated on 3 cups a day (which I've seen many people feed).

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