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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 01:36 PM
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My boy was 12# at 8 weeks. I think, considering he was full of worms, and undersized to begin with that he's not that far off. As long as he is growing and weight increase is proportional to growth, I would not get concerned. It might just take him a bit to get caught up.




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post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 01:37 PM
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3 cups a day here for Z, he was a little piggy =)

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Yeah see my vet yesterday said I am over feeding him and that a 10 lb puppy should be getting 1 cup a day.....

It really depends on the food you are giving him. Then you could give a little more or less depending on the dogs needs. Puppies always eat more per pound than adult dogs. If hes hungry try a 1/8 cup more. See if that works. Wellness is a good food so you shouldnt have to feed as much as some other dog foods.

I really hope another person that feeds Wellness comes along to help out as Ive never fed that brand.

EDIT OOPS meant Blue Buffalo

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post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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So, I should stick with feeding him 1 cup or should I feed him more?

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Yeah i'm feeding him blue buffalo wilderness.. 36% in protein.
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I just looked on their website and looks like your pup should be eating 1 1/2 cups to 3 cups a day.
Feeding Guidelines


*Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed):
3,629 Kcals/kg, 438 Kcals/cup
Note: Individual puppy’s requirements may vary from this chart due to age, breed, environment and activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body condition and ask your veterinarian if you are unsure.

BLUE Wilderness with LifeSource® Bits will provide your puppy with superior nutrition plus a unique nutrient and antioxidant package specifically formulated for his needs.
Meal Frequency
Until 6 Months Old: 3 Meals Per Day
6-12 Months Old: 2 Meals Per Day
Transition to BLUE
Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE over the next 14 days.
Preparation Options
Dry—Crunchy and delicious nutrition nuggets and LifeSource® Bits right from the bag.
Dry with Water— Add warm water and mix to fully release flavors and aroma.
Fresh Water
Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.
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up his food, he could eat 2 cups split into 3-4 meals.
but he actually looks great in the pics. but he's also going into growth spurt arena so get the amt up to 2 cups
make sure he has access to water and soak the food in water for 20 min or so before feeding
watch his energy and attitude more than his weight right now
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That says 1/4 - 1 cup a day for 1-3 months 0-20 lbs.
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That says 1/4 - 1 cup a day for 1-3 months 0-20 lbs.

I think you have to look at what the mature weight is. Im going off your dog will be between 51 to 100 pounds,. Start with 1 1/2 cups and go from there
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Ohh okay I see that now haha. Thanks guys!
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