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after deciding to read the bag on Finns food it says 8 ounce cup = about 450 kcal but then on the feeding guidelines it says 2 cups equals 228 grams. After weighing an two 8 ounce cups it is much more than 228 grams. Have I been over feeding? Am I losing translation in the metric system?

I'm guesstimating by his weight, age and activity level he's supposed to get around 1800-1900 kcal. Should î go by grams or cups?

He's eating Origen regional red.
 

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An 8 oz cup by volume is different than 8 ounces by weight, which is why there are dry and liquid measuring cups. I have a set of metal 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup measuring cups, and that's what I use for dog food. I have no idea what the weight actually comes out to.

You can use either grams or cups once you figure out what the right amount of food is for him, just realize that they won't be equivalent to each other. And as he continues to grow, the quantity of food he'll need will change. Rather than try to figure out how many kcals my dogs should need I just go by their condition to determine if they're getting the right amount, and adjust as necessary to maintain lean condition with a discernible waist when viewing from above, and a nice tuck up at the abdomen when viewing from the side.
 
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Here's a chart I found that compares dry goods by cup to grams and fluid ounces: Cup to Gram Conversions - Allrecipes Dish

As you can see, there is quite a bit of variation depending on what's being measured.
 

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Orijen Regional Red is an excellent food but it is not really made for large breed puppies. Calcium/phosphorus levels are pretty high. Orijen actually makes a large breed puppy food you may want to look at that.
 
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