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What are you feeding, there are instructions on the bag, low quality food is usually more cups a day, high quality food is lower cups a day usually. Goes by weight of your dog (but also depending on activity you may need to feed more). Jesse will always be fed 2 times a day, and on very active days ie like daycare days he gets an extra cup of food, or if he has had a long hike. My last dog was Saint Bernard, worked it that way, GSD and GSD/wolf before him as well worked it that way.
 

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sorry forgot to mention. he is on natural balance duck and potatoe but kinda stupid i ve never paid attention to the bag. and he recently put on 30 pounds he went from 80 -- 109 in about a 6 month period. i should also mention he is on predisone and sulfasaliizine so he tends to always be hungry. i am currently treating him for perianal fistulas. so thats why i am look for a good health moderate amount of food
 

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just for a point of reference, I feed my two working line shepherds about four cups a day of Purina Pro Plan and mackerel twice a week plus milk bones, they get a half hour of vigorous exercise nearly every day and my other two are coach potatos and only get two cups a day with mackeral twice a week and they are a little over wieght
 

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thanks for the link, i was accidentally over feeding him by about 3 1/2 cups daily, but i am feel bad because the predisone make him have an increased appitite and he is alway starving. by being around him with food he acts like he is a dog that never gets feed but he does look just a little overweight he could lose a good 10 pound and be a healthy size again... so time for blitz diet to start. maybe i will go on a diet with him, now to think about it i could lose 10 pound too..... hehe
 

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Originally Posted By: gusandkimthanks for the link, i was accidentally over feeding him by about 3 1/2 cups daily, but i am feel bad because the predisone make him have an increased appitite and he is alway starving. by being around him with food he acts like he is a dog that never gets feed but he does look just a little overweight he could lose a good 10 pound and be a healthy size again... so time for blitz diet to start. maybe i will go on a diet with him, now to think about it i could lose 10 pound too..... hehe
if he can stand it excercise will go a long way, swimming is great
 
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