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07-29-2014 02:39 PM
mydogs I would feed him more food as well. Sounds like he's inhaling because he's over hungry. My 9 month old eats 4.5 cups a day. But at 6 month your pup is going through another growth spurt


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07-28-2014 12:56 PM
flhtcui95 Hi, I have been wondering if I should feed my dogs (Maxine was 1 on the 19th and Chief 6 months on the 22nd) once or twice a day and how much? it seems that when I feed later in the evening one (or both, not sure) decide to go to the bathroom in the dining room. If I feed once the problem goes away but there is always food left in the bowls. I feed 3 cups of natural balance fish and potato with half a small can of the same brand. What would be the recommended amount and schedule. (Maxine is high energy, hyper alert, small and about 60lbs thin. Chief is very low energy, let me sleep, tall about 65 lbs but cant see ribs) thanks for any help.
07-12-2014 06:16 PM
Jeff902 Switched to 2x a day at 3.5 month no issue. Cold turkey so to speak. My vet had said twice a day was fine for puppies unless he's starts getting more than 2.5 cups at a serving? Anyone hear of this before? My pup is 4.5 months now and gets 4 cups a day.
07-12-2014 02:08 PM
Ace GSD
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how would you know it brings out the taste?
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07-11-2014 05:54 PM
woogyboogy
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Some folks believe it helps against bloat. Most kibble expand quite a bit after coming in contact with liquid. Reasoning is that when soaked, the food doesn't need to expand in the stomach. Also gets the air bubbles out.
Gotcha, makes sense. I will start doing this now, thanks for the info!
07-11-2014 05:43 PM
KirstenS
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I add just a little bit of water to moisten it. Helps bring out the taste too.


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How would you know it brings out the taste?
07-11-2014 05:30 PM
mydogs I add just a little bit of water to moisten it. Helps bring out the taste too.


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07-11-2014 05:26 PM
qbchottu Some folks believe it helps against bloat. Most kibble expand quite a bit after coming in contact with liquid. Reasoning is that when soaked, the food doesn't need to expand in the stomach. Also gets the air bubbles out.
07-11-2014 05:09 PM
woogyboogy
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Split in half, soak in water, and feed twice daily

Watch his body frame to see he stays trim and fit. If you see him getting
chunky, reduce food. If he is getting too ribby, increase by half cup. Keep in mind that from about 6m-1yo, pups look super awkward and gangly. They will be all legs and ears. Do not over feed the pup. Slow sustained growth is best
Just curious, not questioning your method, but why do you soak in water?
07-11-2014 02:25 PM
qbchottu Split in half, soak in water, and feed twice daily

Watch his body frame to see he stays trim and fit. If you see him getting
chunky, reduce food. If he is getting too ribby, increase by half cup. Keep in mind that from about 6m-1yo, pups look super awkward and gangly. They will be all legs and ears. Do not over feed the pup. Slow sustained growth is best
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