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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-31-2018, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Am I overfeeding

Am I overfeeding roxi? She eats 3 times a day, 1 1/2 c-2c at breakfast 3/4-1c at lunch and 1 1-2c for dinner ( sometimes she skips lunch) I'm asking cause she is having diarrhea oh and she gets into the other dogs food bowl - same brand but roxi gets puppy food. She plays and chews outside. She is not dehydrated drinks plenty of water very active she did throw up 1x one night and 1x the next night but that was it ( definitely overate those days) it's been so long since we have had a puppy I don't remember what's normal lol
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What brand do you feed? It seems like a lot. If she is not overweight, it must be food with a lot of bulk that you scoop up basically. How many times a day does she poop?
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What kind of food? How much does she weigh and how old?

Yes overfeeding will cause diarrhea, and she should not be eating another pets food. How is she getting access? If your other dog is not eating there should not be food down.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Roxi is 4 months old 23.4 pounds ( not purebred) she eats breakfast than goes outside and drives our 10yr old dog crazy lol our 7 yr old dog is a grazer so we leave her bowl down all day( indoors) roxi potties at least 2x a day she comes in and out as she pleases right now she gets purina puppy chow ( looking for a new job) she does get table scraps once in a while - chicken mostly
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I think your feeding instructions say two cups a day. I get the broke thing, been there done that but I think the Walmart food is about the same price and a bit better quality.
Your older dog grazing -I know you didn't ask so feel free to tell me to shut it, but it should be getting specified meals. As they age it becomes more important to monitor food intake versus condition. As they age weight gain or loss could signal serious issues and leaving food often indicates real problems.
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I completely understand that, Oreo is still the same weight as when she was spayed 5 yrs ago 😊 She fluctuates between 10.4-10.7 pounds shaved 11 with full coat 😊
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Basically roxi gets about 4c a day sometimes 3 if she can keep the 10 yr old playing
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 02:38 AM
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So yes you are feeding too much. 3 meals a day is perfect for her age just cut the amount.
I think that other food is natures variety? not sure but it's about the same price point and better food.
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Here in Fresno anyways a 30lb bad of purina is 20 and natures variety i haven't even seen 😶 Although I did find a better brand for when my income is better 😊 First ingredients are meat for the first 3 ingredients, or I will do the raw food diet not sure yet
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How much should I cut the amount?
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