German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Thread: How much food!! Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
06-28-2014 06:42 AM
mydogs 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.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
06-28-2014 02:30 AM
Pax8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alena Gonzalez View Post
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


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
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.
06-28-2014 12:03 AM
Alena Gonzalez 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


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
06-27-2014 08:22 PM
mydogs
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.
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
06-27-2014 08:14 PM
Alena Gonzalez
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.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome