Innova Puppy Food (Not eating it all)
I've been reading the forums since I've had my puppy, and most of the problems I can search for and find my answers. But this one I can not seem to narrow it down.
When I first got him, I started to feed TOTW and he ate it just fine. But then I found out I should wait till he is older to eat it. So then I bought him Diamonds Naturals LBP and he ate it plain for the first week, but then I had to mix in some wet food for him to eat it. So when that bag ran out, I moved to Solid Gold LBP and he never ate it plain, I would always have to mix in some wet food again. Now I am feeding him Innova LBP and he still doesn't eat it plain.
I went through and read that I should just offer him his plain food, and if he doesn't eat it, pick it up and try again about 20 minutes later. I'm sure sooner or later he will start to eat his food.
But what I noticed was that most people only need to feed their dogs about 3-4 cups a day. For the age and weight of my puppy (16 weeks old and just about 40lbs) it suggests feeding 5 3/8 cups a day of food. I 'try' to feed him three times a day, thinking that he will be hungry enough to eat about 1.5 cups to 2 cups of food each time.
The Innova is about to run out soon and I'm going to start mixing in Blue's LBP soon, which thankfully requires only 3-4 cups a day for a 4 month old puppy, but for 5-12 months requires 4-5 cups a day.
Does anyone think that the amount of food required seems a little high, or should I change it from 3 times a day to 2 times a day and maybe he will be hungry enough to eat the proper amount?