New Puppy-Not sure what age he is/how much to feed him?
I recently adopted a shepherd from a friend of a friend. He was allegedly tied up in a yard with little socialization or food. My acquaintance then adopted him and had him for a week before being forced to give him up as gsd's are not allowed in her apartment complex.
He is allegedly 16 months old according to the original owner (whom I haven't spoken to directly.) When my acquaintance got him, he was 36lbs, and now a month later and three weeks with me he is up to 48lbs and doing great energy and personality wise. After his first visit with my vet we both agreed that he looks a lot younger than 16months, maybe closer to 8-10...though he may just look young as the runt of the litter and being underfed.
The question I have for the community is how much to feed him? I was feeding him 5-6 cups of Hills puppy food per day and the vet said thats a lot but fine if he's eating it for now. He has had foul smelling semi soft stools and sometimes runny since I got him, so I'm watchful for signs of EPI, however the occurence of runny stools has gone to zero over the past couple of weeks and he's been putting on weight so I'm optimistic he doesn't have it.
I'm considering switching him to True Wild Grain free adult food now, as I've read terrible things about most dry kibble. The question I have is how much should I feed him? He's still severely underweight for a 16month shepherd, but has filled out nicely and no longer looks underweight like when I first got him (very bony then.) Little guy could pass for a 6 month old puppy though.
He's such a sweet and well behaved dog, any general advice would be helpful and greatly appreciated!