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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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How much is too much?

My pup is 9wks old tomorrow... and I am feeding him Royal Canin Maxi Pup.

I feed him 1 cup dry food 3 times a day... 5 hours apart.

Is that too little? or too much?

The breeder recommended letting his food soak in water before he eats because half the time I noticed he doesn't even chew! He gobbles it up so quick!!! Is the water thing really recommended?? Or should I try and see what he does with completely dry food. Thanks!
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I would take the breeder's advice on soaking the food in water. For how much to feed, I would start with the package directions and see how the pup does on that.


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I would take the breeder's advice on soaking the food in water. For how much to feed, I would start with the package directions and see how the pup does on that.
I've been doing both... but I just get curious as to why other GSD's my pups age don't need water and mine does.

None the less I've been feeding him as per instructions on food pkg.
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I never did the water thing with Fiona. She is almost 11 months. Her best friend gets warm water every day for his food and he is 18 months. I would try one day with water and one day without and see if there is a difference.


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I never did the water thing with Fiona. She is almost 11 months. Her best friend gets warm water every day for his food and he is 18 months. I would try one day with water and one day without and see if there is a difference.


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I add water to my pups food and will likely continue when he is an adult. water is good :-)

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I just started adding warm water a few months ago, both dogs love it! I started it because Delgado eats too fast, it's helped slow him down

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I just started adding warm water a few months ago, both dogs love it! I started it because Delgado eats too fast, it's helped slow him down
Is there any reason/benefit to adding the warm water? To this say I don't know why I do it, I just do it cause the breeder said to lol
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I'm pretty sure that it actually increases the chance of bloat if you let it expand. Just a little bit of water added to my pups food and then I shake it up so it's more appealing. I throw a kong in his dog dish now so he slows down a bit.
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