Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
krispifsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Posts: 314
Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

Just wanted a little feedback on what I am feeding my 13 week old female pup:

She gets fed 3 x's per day.

Morning:
1 cup Natural Balance Venison & Sweet Potatoe Kibble
chicken liver ~ 1.5 oz
Chicken (rotate between parts of chicken quarter or wing) ~5 oz.
1 capusule Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Afternoon:
1 cup NB Kibble
1/3 can of NB wet food OR 1 Eggland's Best egg
1 T low-fat all natural plain yogurt every other day

Night:
1 cup NB kibble
Ground beef or ground turkey ~ 5 oz.
Glucosamine/Chondrotin supplement

Any thoughts? Too much? Too little? Just plain wrong diet?

She eats every bite of her meals except sometimes she leaves some of the afternoon meal if I feed too early.

I saw turkey necks at my groccery store the other day that I want to try with her next.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Kristin

GSD's:
Lily 10/31/07
Thor 10/27/15



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rambo 7/27/09 - 2/26/15
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


and the kitties, Oreo & Nikko
krispifsu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 11:14 AM
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 1,105
Re: Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

That sounds like a great diet to me! I would say if she is eating every bit of her meals then she is getting just the right amount.

I too feed the NB Venison and Sweet Potato. Mine Love this kibble - How does she like it? (I know a little off subject here, but not many feed this food, so just curious what she thinks about it.)

What Glucosamine/Chondrotin supplement are you using? I need to get mine started on this and feel a bit overwhelmed with all the choices out there.

GSDgirlAL-Proudly Owned by:

Ava - GSD
DeeJay & Shelby - Beagles
Cooper - Golden Retriever
GSDgirlAL is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 12:34 PM
Master Member
 
pinkanml's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 818
Re: Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

That looks pretty good! How is she handling the liver? I know some dogs can't have it too often or they get loose stool. I give mine yogurt daily, and a raw egg only occasionally as they aren't too fond of them.

She will LOVE you for the turkey necks!

Jessica

Nico - 3 y.o Shiloh Shepherd, CGC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sasha - 6 y.o adopted GSD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mojo & Neo - ferrets
Roxy, Tater & Max - adopted kitties

pinkanml is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 01:43 PM
Knighted Member
 
big_dog7777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,186
Re: Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

Everything looks good. Amounts will vary greatly from dog to dog, so just go by appearance (which will change almost daily for a while at this age). If you can feel her ribs but cannot see them easily you're good. You are feeding what I would call a quality kibble, but I wonder why you don't just go 100% raw since you are obviously not afraid to feed and prepare raw or suppliment as well. Either way you want to look into adding vitamin E unless the NB has it. It helps get all the good stuff from the salmon oil.

John
- Zahar vom Leerburg "Lowen"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

- Diesel vom Kriegershaus "Diesel" BH

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
big_dog7777 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
krispifsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Posts: 314
Re: Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

She looks pretty good to me. I can feel her ribs when I run my hands down her sides, but cannot see them through her fur.

I think at some point I will go 100% raw. Just didn't feel comfortable enought with my knowledge about a full raw diet from the get-go. That and with an upcoming honeymoon - I wanted to keep her on some kibble because her baby-sitters for the week are not taking nicely to the idea of feeding raw meats (and all the 'dangers' that come with ).

I will definately look into the Vit E -- someone else mentioned it to me the other day too. Are capsules from my health food store adequate?

Thank you for all who have responded. Puts my mind at ease!

Kristin

GSD's:
Lily 10/31/07
Thor 10/27/15



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rambo 7/27/09 - 2/26/15
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


and the kitties, Oreo & Nikko
krispifsu is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
krispifsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Posts: 314
Re: Lily's Diet: Too much? Too little?

Quote:
Originally Posted By: GSDgirlAL NB Venison and Sweet Potato. Mine Love this kibble - How does she like it? (I know a little off subject here, but not many feed this food, so just curious what she thinks about it.)

What Glucosamine/Chondrotin supplement are you using? I need to get mine started on this and feel a bit overwhelmed with all the choices out there.
Almost forgot about this.

She seems to like the kibble well enough...but I think it pales in comparison to the raw meats! She usually eats whatever meat I have in her bowl first and then all of the kibble. She eats more of the kibble if I take the time to first hand feed her some. She has never turned it down so I think it's a winner here

The Glu-Cho I use is from a natural foods store in the area. I searched for something to use but most came in tablet form and I wasn't sure how to get her to take it. At the local store i found a liquid form and took it to my vet to look at. I've been researching the NuPro joint supplement though too.

Kristin

GSD's:
Lily 10/31/07
Thor 10/27/15



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rambo 7/27/09 - 2/26/15
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


and the kitties, Oreo & Nikko
krispifsu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calcium - Too Much or Too Little? Yoshi Diet & Nutrition 9 10-11-2014 08:52 AM
Is this too much, too little?? GSDLover2000 Finding the Right Puppy 226 08-24-2013 09:35 PM
Playtime with Lily and her little sis krispifsu Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 2 09-15-2009 05:22 PM
Too little, too much, or just right? amber fletcher05 Feeding Our Puppy 8 04-06-2009 11:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome