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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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How much should I feed her/ What is a good food for her?

Well. I have posted 2 other threads for my new 8 week old Aussie/GSD. This one is dedicated to feeding her. She is a HUGE eater and drinker. She always drinks a whole bowl, then after she finishes she pees. Well, my question is what is a good feeding plan for her. Time, how many times, and how much. Also,our near by pet store recommended a healthy dog food for us, and we brought home multiple sample bags, and we have been feeding her it. She loves it a lot, but I want her to be healthy, so I want to see if you guys are familiar with it, or if you can recommend and even healthier one. It is called **** Van Patten's Natural Balance, Dawn of a New, Grain-Free, Alpha Dog, Balanced Protein. That is everything the bag says, just to be specific. It is blue and green packaging. Thanks I'm advanced.
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I've been told not to feed puppies grain free food. I feed my puppy natural balance, but it's the blue bag good for puppy's and adults.


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I've been told not to feed puppies grain free food. I feed my puppy natural balance, but it's the blue bag good for puppy's and adults.
Yah mine is also blue and for puppies and adults. They recommended it for my puppy.
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ok, I got up to look at the bag. Natural balance original ultra...with grain. blue and white bag.


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what was she eating when you got her?

I normally feed my 8 wk old puppies 3x a day for a couple months. At that age my gsd's usually got between 3/4 and a cup..Upping it as they age by a 1/4 cup.

My ADULT gsd gets 2 cups twice a day with raw added..My aussies who top out at around 40 + lbs get one cup twice a day..

Don't switch around foods to much or you may see diarhea.

I don't feed my puppies / puppy food I go straight to adult but that's just me. Right now mine are on Diamond Naturals and have always done well on it.

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what was she eating when you got her?

I normally feed my 8 wk old puppies 3x a day for a couple months. At that age my gsd's usually got between 3/4 and a cup..Upping it as they age by a 1/4 cup.

My ADULT gsd gets 2 cups twice a day with raw added..My aussies who top out at around 40 + lbs get one cup twice a day..

Don't switch around foods to much or you may see diarhea.

I don't feed my puppies / puppy food I go straight to adult but that's just me. Right now mine are on Diamond Naturals and have always done well on it.
She was fed puppy chow up until 8 weeks. Is grain good or bad for her? Feed her three times a day for little bit?
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Some feel grains are good some feel bad, so it's what works for your dog and what she does well on.

And yes, I'd feed her 3 x a day for atleast a month ..

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