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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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How much should he be eating?

Hi Everyone,

So Duke my 18mth gsd x husky only eats about 2-3 cups of dry food a day and drinks alot of water. He also has 1 sachet of wet food in the morning. He as adult working dog kibble. I was wondering if this is enough? He just doesn't seem to have a massive appetite which i find strange because he is quite a large dog and still growing. Do you think i should be offering him more wet food?

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The best way to decide on "HOW MUCH FOOD"" is by looking at the dog. can you see ribs? offer more food. When you take him to the vet ask what they think. It's really pretty easy just trust your eyes.
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I love the visual chart! :-)

Hi Ben, I have a gsd/husky mix as well. IF his metabolism inclines towards his husky parent, he will need/want less food than it says on the bag. Husky metabolism is very efficient...bred to be that way...i.e. able to run in front of a sled for miles, eat a frozen chunk of fish, then do it again the next day...pretty amazing.
Also it sounds as though your dog isn't running for miles every he isn't burning a lot of energy. If he is acting healthy and active, I think he should be fine!

I don't know how much water is he drinking, but if you're worried, you could ask vet...he will drink more if he is fed dry kibble only, and if the weather is warm...but if it seems weirdly excessive, I would check his health.

My guy (75 lbs) eats daily: 1.5c. dogfood 2x a day + 1 dental biscuit + approx. 1/2c. training treats

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