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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 AM
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Re: How much should I be feeding my V?

I also watch how active she's been. If its a rainy day & she hasn't played much I give her about 10% less than on a normal, active day.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 01:09 PM
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Re: How much should I be feeding my V?

my little guy had some "dandruff" when we got him....cold weather in PA dry skin and all. So i feed him an egg everyother day or so....if he sees me put it in his food he'll eat every single morsel in there if not he just picks...


about another month or so i'll be starting the RAW feeding as intended.
he's almost 4 months and over 20lbs...skinny but not underfed.

...he was worth the wait as are all good things
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 09:29 AM
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Re: How much should I be feeding my V?

A|ll the above posts have been interesting. Emily, you didn't actually say whether your V was thin or not. Mine is 14 weeks and 10.5Kg/22lbs (we Europeans have to think in Kg now), and on the thin side, although gaining weight nicely now we have the diet right. I agree that every dog is different so you can't compare my pups weight with yours.

As mine was so thin I had a great dilemma as to what and how much I should be feeding him. As the others say the back of the pack is a guide line, but for me it wasn't helpful and he didn't put on weight even when we put him on the amount for a dog 5Kg heavier than he was.

Some one on this forum suggested giving him some raw meat, that it was great for putting on weight. Based on some research I did a mature dog should eat no more than 3% of its body weight and that can vary as to whether you feed kibble or raw. Puppies should he between 8 - 10% of their body weight. I found a great raw diet that an American has just started over here called Natural Instinct which comes in 1Kg boxes - beef, chicken, tripe etc. They go in the freezer and they are great. I feed 8% (200g 4x a day) of his body weight which is a 1/4 kibble and 3/4 raw and I have to say he has really put on weight, his coat shines and is so soft.

Although, he is old enough to have just 3 meals a day, my dog trainer suggested he stay on 4 as he was having large quantities and it would help his tummy digest it all. He is nearly at a good weight for him (still a bit too ribby) but probably next week he will go on to 3 feeds and we will increment his feed by how he looks.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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Re: How much should I be feeding my V?

Emily-

My pup Griffin will turn 5 moths on the 8th...and he eats twice a day, but, just as you described, he's slowed his eating in the past couple weeks. He used to wolf his meal down, now he takes his time...

I'm just a guy who loves his dog Griffin
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 01:07 PM
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Re: How much should I be feeding my V?

Wow, I can't even imagine my dog taking his time with his food. Sometimes it's gone before I've even managed to turn around and walk across the kitchen after setting it down...

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