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Excellent brands of food.Originally Posted By: James&KaiserMy pup is a shade over 8 weeks old and weighs around 18 lbs. I am using the food recommended and used by the breeder, Taste of the Wild - Pacific Stream. I am also mixing in a little canned wet Wellness. Are these good brands/foods? How many times a day should I feed him and how much?
At 8 weeks old, eating 3 meals per day is ideal, but if your schedule doesn't allow for that, 2 would be fine. My personal opinion is that 2 meals a day, rather than 1, is something that should be kept up for the dog's entire life.
How much to feed is totally dependent on the puppy. Pups have different metabolisms and grow at different rates. They also grow inconsistently so what is the right amount of food one week may be too much or too little the next. Watch him and monitor his weight. He should be kept lean, but not overly skinny. If he's getting tubby, cut back on food for a while, if he's getting too thin, feed more. You'll probably have to adjust feeding amounts on a frequent basis until he's older and his growth has slowed and evened out.