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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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How much to Feed ?????

Ok, Diego is 10 weeks old & is 21 lbs.
I have been feeding him Royal Canin 32 Large Breed puppy food.
I have been giving him 1 cup (8oz) 3 times daily.
I started reading the somewhat confusing feeding guidelines & it says to feed 8 cups per day.

Any input would be appreciated on this topic.

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Re: How much to Feed ?????

feeding is tough. what did your breeder feed and how much? we never used puppy food. our breeder didn't and she thinks they don't need all of the stuff in the puppy food. our boy is 10 months old now. we brought him home at 9 weeks and we fed him a cup and a half in the morning and a cup and a half in the evening. he weighs 90 lbs as of now and 24 inches at the shoulders. we do give them snacks in between feedings. when i say them, we have a Grey Hound also. we also lace their food with chicken, ground beef or pork and grains and vegetables, what ever is good for them. our boy was 17 lbs. when we got him at 9 weeks old. your dog is going to be a big one. good luck.
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Re: How much to Feed ?????

according to his age he should be on maxi babydog 30.
no data for 10 weeks old at 21 lbs,on the chart.
8 cups per day is for a dog that is 88 lbs at 5 months old.i would not give him that much food.
feed him 3 cups/day.then check the chart on the bag,look at his age and weight,it will tell you what to feed.
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Re: How much to Feed ?????

the chart on the bag is just a starting point. the idea is to start in that range and judge from there. every dog is different so if your dog is not losing weight, and not getting fat then you are feeding a good amount. if they are getting too skinny- you up the amount a little, and if they are starting to get chubby, you knock off a little.

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Re: How much to Feed ?????

When Juli was 8 weeks I was feeding her 1 1/3 cup twice a day. She was 18 lbs at that time. It seemed like she could eat more so after about a week I increased her food to 1 1/2 cups twice a day. At 10 1/2 weeks she was 22 lbs, Her body fat seemed correct, could feel her ribs but not see them. We also feed Royal Canin Large breed puppy 32.

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