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What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

I am feeding my male GDS 8-10cups of food per day and he is still really skinny. How do you make sure they have enough weight on them?
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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

What kind of food are you feeding him?

Have you had him checked for worms or other parasites recently?

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

What brand of food are you feeding him?That sound like a lot of food.

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

How old and what is the weight of your dog? i feed 1 1/2 cups in the a.m. 1 1/2 cups in the early eve. with a full cooked egg mixed in and 1 cup later in the eve.

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per

Well, 8 to 10 cups of food per day sounds like a lot. Tell us what you are finding him. Also when was the last time that you had him checked by your vet for parasites?

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

If he is eating that much, I would have him checked by a vet!

Are you using a REAL measuring cup to measure his food?

My 10 month old pup eats almost 3 cups a day, my 10yo eats a little less than that.

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

He is eating Pro Plan large breed puppy. and yes i have taken him to the vet and he has no worms or parasites. I use a measuring cup that pro plan gave to me.
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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

What does the ProPlan bag say for recommendations?You can switch to the adult formula.I use to feed that but I can't remember the amount.

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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

He is only 8 months and the adult food is not good for puppies until they are about 18 months according to my Vet.
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Re: What do you feed you GDS and How many cups per day

Almost anyone you talk to hear will argue that.I switched and haven't had anything bad happen.Most breeders don't even do puppy food only all life stages.

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