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How much food?

Currently I am feeding my almost 3 month old GSD 1 cup a day, 3 times a day. (altogether 1 cup)

How long do I feed her 1 cup a day? When do I give her more, and how much more?

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Re: How much food?

what are you feeding? 1 cup for the whole day (if I'm reading right) doesn't seem like hardly any food at all.

What does the bag say for recommendations? How many calories/cup?

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Re: How much food?

Yes one cup for the whole day, sorry I should have worded that more clearly.

I was thinking the same! My breeder told me to feed her one cup, but we got her at 9 weeks old, and now she is 3 months old. To me, that seems too little.

The back of the bag is German! I can't read German Which is why I am asking you guys if you suggest more, less..?

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Re: How much food?

ok, lol

look down at her waist, you should def. be able to see it with only 1 cup, but if you can see her ribs or her hip bones, she's too skinny and give her more.

I always go off of what they look like versus what the bags say anyway

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Re: How much food?

what kind of food

at 9 weeks that is fine at 3 moths totally different story
Mine is 4 years old and he gets 2 cups total

at 3 months he was getting 2 cups in morning and 2 at night

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Re: How much food?

1 cup for a 9 week old?!! WOW, at that age, I'm feeding at least 4 cups a day!

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Re: How much food?

If you know the name of the food in English look online.Most likely she/he needs around 4 cups,give or take.Unless she/he is overweight I don't go by the recommended amount,I feed what they will eat.

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Re: How much food?

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Originally Posted By: GSDBESTK91 cup for a 9 week old?!! WOW, at that age, I'm feeding at least 4 cups a day!

REALLY?? Oh wow, we are no where near that!


She is eating Royal Canin German Shepherd Junior 30.

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Originally Posted By: AllieGIf you know the name of the food in English look online.Most likely she/he needs around 4 cups,give or take.Unless she/he is overweight I don't go by the recommended amount,I feed what they will eat.

I didnt even think to look online, thank you.

I just had a gut feeling 1 cup wasn't enough.

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Re: How much food?

http://www.royalcanin.co.uk/pdf/germ...erd_junior.pdf

in English

25kg-55lbs should be 2 1/2 cups a day
30kb-60lbs 2 5/8 cups/day
35-77lbs 2 3/4 cups a day

has chart showing kg and age and how much to feed

so at 2 months I'd probably go between the 60 and 77lbs for a female and feed her in between the amounts recommended for those 2 weights.

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