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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Feeding amount help

Hey guys, proud owner of a 14 week old german shepherd puppy, however I have a question about his diet.

The breeder suggests 7-8 cups of dry dog food per day, however the instructions on the back of the dog food suggests 2 and 3/4 cups per day for his weight range (20-30lbs)

What do you guys recommend?
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Thank you kat!

Also another question, the breeder is adamantly insisting that I feed adult food to my puppy, she says puppy food has too much fat. I'm confused on who to trust.

I'm feeding him Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy food at the moment
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Most regular puppy food have too high a ratio if some nutrients, like calcium.

A large breed puppy or an " all life stages" food is best. Even some adult food are too high in some nutrients. However an adult food is better than a regular puppy food.

When my pup was that age I fed him about 3 cups a day split between 3 meals.


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holey moley I think I'd have a fat/pooping machine if I fed that much

I'm with gsdsar..I've always fed my young puppies 1 cup 3x a day..

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Whoa that's a crapload of food, pun intended lol

Delgado was eating 3 cups at that age as well and never went over 4 3/4 cups ever unless I wanted to deal with a runny mess

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that's funny!!!

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>>>> Whoa that's a crapload of food,<<<<<

pun intended lol

Delgado was eating 3 cups at that age as well and never went over 4 3/4 cups ever unless I wanted to deal with a runny mess
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i've never fed puppy food to my dogs. when my dogs
are pups i feed them 1 cup in the am, 1 cup noonish
and 1 cup in the pm. they also have a snack and training
treats.
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Wow, I'll bet her dogs are fat.


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