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Alena Gonzalez 06-27-2014 08:14 PM

How much food!!
 
This bag is so confusing!!! When it says the amount 1 1/3 cup, does that mean at each meal?? Or is that split between meals?? I have horizon legacy food and also Orijens they are both so confusing. Sorry to be a pest but I've always had free eaters so this scheduled feeding is new to me.


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mydogs 06-27-2014 08:22 PM

How much food!!
 
It means total for the day. What age is your puppy?
The bag is just a guideline you may need more or less by looking at your puppy weight. And stool.
Usually split that total into 3 meals
1/2 cup 3x day. I always fed 3/4 for my 8 week old she never finished.
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Alena Gonzalez 06-28-2014 12:03 AM

She's 8 weeks 1 day. Weighs 12 pounds. Breeder was feeding twice a day. I have her 1/2 cup around 5 and she just cried when she was done sink have her 1/4 more and she was happy. Then about 9:30 tonight she was trying to eat through the plastic container that I keep my other dogs food in. She was acting crazy hungry. I decided to give her 1/2 cup more and she was so happy. So in thinking maybe 2 cups a day split 3 times?? She's getting treats through out the day too


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Pax8 06-28-2014 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Alena Gonzalez (Post 5702345)
She's 8 weeks 1 day. Weighs 12 pounds. Breeder was feeding twice a day. I have her 1/2 cup around 5 and she just cried when she was done sink have her 1/4 more and she was happy. Then about 9:30 tonight she was trying to eat through the plastic container that I keep my other dogs food in. She was acting crazy hungry. I decided to give her 1/2 cup more and she was so happy. So in thinking maybe 2 cups a day split 3 times?? She's getting treats through out the day too


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You don't want to give her too much. Puppies will ALWAYS act hungry. Go by how her weight looks. You don't want her overweight at all. Letting her stuff herself until she's satisfied will get her there quickly. In GSD puppies the advice I follow is you want to be able to see the last rib. So they stay very lean. Letting her get overweight will cause joint issues as she grows.

mydogs 06-28-2014 06:42 AM

I always feed a bit more if they're looking for it. You will know if she's still hungry and not just being an eating machine trying to get her way. Give her the 2 cups split into two meals. And a snack later at night. Just watch her body condition.


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