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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Slightly thin puppy

So we currently feed Tater 3 1/2 cups a day of Orijen LBP + Innova LBP, and he gets fed twice a day. He is about 7 months and kind of thin. You can't really see his ribs, but every now and then they are sort of visible.

My question is, should I feed him more? Even at 3 1/2 cups, his poops are firm @ first, then pretty soft at the end. I don't want to overfeed him, but I feel like he's not getting enough to eat.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 12:34 PM
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Hmmm..... Im having the same exact issue with my pup whom is almost 12 weeks... I was feeding him 3 cups a day but have cut back to 2 cups to try to get his poop too firm up... 2 cups a day is like no justice to his appetite though! Starting to wonder if this may be A Orjien thing with the soft poop?
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I got my GSD when he was 11 weeks old (he is 16 months old now) when he was a puppy I fed him Solid Gold Wolf Cub and he ate 3 times a day and got 3-4 cups a day.

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Not all dogs do well on all foods. If that were the case, there would only be one dog food out there.

So long as your pup is healthy and the vet says he's worm free, he needs more calories. Period. How you do that is either just increase how much you are currently feeding, switch foods to a higher calorie food, or switch to another food and feed more of it.

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I just posted the same question, except my pup is 5 months. One member suggested a late night feeding. I just started, so it may take a few days before we can note the positives or negatives, but it's worth a shot!

Here is the specific post: https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post1871019

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So u guys suggest I'm bot feeding enough at 2 cups? Gosh if it is the Orjien, where do I go from here??
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 04:05 PM
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OP, from your description your pup sounds like he is a good weight. Of course without seeing him I can't really judge. They should be on the thin side especially while growing and if you can't see ribs, he's fine. Too many Americans are used to seeing fat dogs.

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I judge my dog's weight by her backbone and her ribs. I want to be able to run my hand down her back and feel her spine and when I rub her side I want to be able to feel the outline of her ribs. Some people like to see the last couple of ribs. I don't. But I do want to see a nice indent to her waist when I'm looking down on her back.

You'll go through several awkward stages with him where he will look to skinny because of a growth spurt. You can adjust his food according to that.
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