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    Feeding Amount Question

    Hello Peoples!

    I'm pretty strict with Babette's feeding amount. I generally feed her what's recommended on the bag along with occasionally (less than three times a week) bits of other things like cheese or egg. I was wondering if you guys do the same, or if you do more or less? My concern is that she's not highly active outside(a half hour walk will tucker her out pretty good) and once she gets out of the puppy stage (she's almost a year and a half, presently eating adult California Natural Grain Free Kangaroo dog food) she might start to pack on the pounds. Just curious if anyone's noticed their pooch getting a little rollie around the middle while on the recommended feeding guidelines.

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Junebug gets about 1/2 cup am & 1/2 cup pm. She isn't skinny or fat, just right. Very rarely treats, well she does like some of the birds food once in awhile

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Lol, the bird's food. Sounds about right! This food is suggesting about a cup and a half which seems like a lot. I guess we'll figure it out through trial and error. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Your are a smart cookie, it's good you are paying attention now before it becomes a real challenge to get the weight off. Usually the feeding guidelines are a little high, they want to sell more food! also as you stated, it really depends on their activity level and ability to burn off the fuel.


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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    I dropped her food back to 1 and 1/3 cup and that seems to have stopped a sudden increase in accidents she started having - ie pooping like mad all over! Glad I asked and was able to get some advice. Thank you fellow bullie lovers

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    My little guy is about 6 months and I currently feed him 3/4 cup, twice a day. Even though he is still a young pup, I stopped feeding him 3 times a day a while ago. Once I did that, I actually increased the amount for breakfast and dinner. Helped get the bathroom schedule down as well!

    I walk him for about half and hour as well and he's pretty tired, so I also share your concern about over feeding. I agree with the above statement, the food manufacturer's want to sell more dog food, so I try to feed less than what the bag says.

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Jax is 5 1/2 months and he now eats twice a day. I give him 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. We usually go for a walk every day but he gets tired after a couple blocks as well. We also go in the backyard (when it's not raining) and he runs around. He weighs about 22 pounds which I thought was a lot for his age but the vet said it was fine.

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Cheli is eating Fromm Pork and Peas with veggie snacks during the day.... he get 1/2 cup of kibble twice a day

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Cheli is eating Fromm Pork and Peas with veggie snacks during the day.... he get 1/2 cup of kibble twice a day
    Cheli is really a good weight too so it must be the perfect amount.


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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Think I'll stick with it then. Seems to be working out.

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    Re: Feeding Amount Question

    Mayhem will be 11 months old at the end of this month. He is on Blue Buffalo Basics Turkey and Potato. He gets 1/2 cup twice a day plus home made treats twice a day. He is a solid 22 pounds.
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