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07-10-2014 07:19 PM
dogfaeries Russell is 16 months old and until last month was eating 6 cups of Fromms. He's cut himself down to 5 cups a day (divided among 2 meals). He's a lean 85 lbs.
07-10-2014 11:24 AM
Galathiel He's 15 months old now, but has eaten around 6 cups of food from around 4 months old until a couple of months ago. Now he eats between 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 cups a day.
07-10-2014 10:20 AM
Ace GSD
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My pup has always eaten a lot to maintain his weight .. up to 6 cups when he was younger. Now I feed between 1.5 and 2 cups, 3 times a day. If I feed 1 1/2 cups a meal, he tends to lose weight, 2 cups at every meal and he gains. So I just vary it based on the day and his condition. Right now, he's getting to eat more to replace all the meals he missed when he started his staph infection and was sickly and nauseous and wouldn't eat.
how old is your puppy ?
07-10-2014 09:29 AM
Galathiel My pup has always eaten a lot to maintain his weight .. up to 6 cups when he was younger. Now I feed between 1.5 and 2 cups, 3 times a day. If I feed 1 1/2 cups a meal, he tends to lose weight, 2 cups at every meal and he gains. So I just vary it based on the day and his condition. Right now, he's getting to eat more to replace all the meals he missed when he started his staph infection and was sickly and nauseous and wouldn't eat.
07-10-2014 09:02 AM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by Ace GSD View Post
Laren your sinister at 11 weeks old... just too adorable :3
Thank you.
07-10-2014 08:58 AM
Ace GSD
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That does seem like a lot of cups but it's calorie count is lower.

I would just closely watch your puppy, if he looks too thin then add a little more, if he looks too chubby then reduce the amount of kibble you give him. My 2 males actually ate more than their dog food recommended when they were puppies.
Laren your sinister at 11 weeks old... just too adorable :3
07-10-2014 08:56 AM
LaRen616
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Yes 4 months old in 2 days and he is 47 LBS according to the label it should be 5-6 cups.. so just 3-4 is enough ? o,o FYI i dont give treats or anything other than his meals for food, Except his bones.
The large breed puppy gold ( Blue bag )
That does seem like a lot of cups but it's calorie count is lower.

I would just closely watch your puppy, if he looks too thin then add a little more, if he looks too chubby then reduce the amount of kibble you give him. My 2 males actually ate more than their dog food recommended when they were puppies.
07-10-2014 08:53 AM
martemchik
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Yes 4 months old in 2 days and he is 47 LBS according to the label it should be 5-6 cups.. so just 3-4 is enough ? o,o FYI i dont give treats or anything other than his meals for food, Except his bones.
The large breed puppy gold ( Blue bag )
No no no! Feed the 6 cups!!! Watch your dog, make sure he's not getting too fat. But feed as much as he needs. He's growing and needs the calories.

The rest of us are discussing adult dogs who are just maintaining weight.
07-10-2014 08:50 AM
Ace GSD
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Which brand of Fromm?

The grain free line recommends

70-90 pound dogs get 4 - 4 3/4 cups a day

Wait, is your dog only 4 months old? If so, I would feed around 3 cups, maybe 4 cups a day until he gets bigger.
Yes 4 months old in 2 days and he is 47 LBS according to the label it should be 5-6 cups.. so just 3-4 is enough ? o,o FYI i dont give treats or anything other than his meals for food, Except his bones.
The large breed puppy gold ( Blue bag )
07-10-2014 08:42 AM
LaRen616
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Just another reason to come train with us...

I vary it, my male tends to keep the weight off himself. Stays looking basically the same. The female...holy crap. Give her an extra .5 cup for 2 days and you can see it...
Lol. You guys would be disappointed with my dog, he's like a kitten. You would all laugh at me, he's a huge attention seeker, wayyy too friendly, he has separation anxiety from me and now he's afraid of fireworks. I mean he is smart and he catches on quickly but according to the breed standard, he's not a GSD.

Sinister's weight has remained the same for years now. There was a point where he was between 85-90 pounds but that was a long time ago, he stays at or right around 85. I would like to see him a little more slim but his fur is very misleading, he has really long fur on his belly and his coat is different from other GSDs I have been around. Whenever we do get together for a "hike" you will see what I mean or you will tell me I am crazy. LOL
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