How Much Do You Feed Your Dog?

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  1. Beanie

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    What Food?: TOTW - Wetlands right now, want to get back on the bison next time, just need to stick with the 32% protein formulas until Payton is done growing.
    Kcal/cup: 375 kcal/cup
    How Much Per Day?: 1/2 cup/day or a little less. I use a 1/4 cup scoop and go skimpy on it with Auggie.
    Weight of Dog: 15-16 pounds.
    Age of Dog: 6 years old.
    Activity: Medium-high depending on the time of the year, right now I'd say medium because we are limited to running like a crazy in the house and fetch games in the house or up and down the yard.

    Payton
    What Food?: Same as Aug.
    Kcal/cup: 375 kcal/cup
    How Much Per Day?: 1 cup/day or a little more, sometimes I heap the 1/4 cup scooper for him.
    Weight of Dog: I think he was 13 pounds when we weighed him last week. he doesn't weigh as much as Auggie even though he's taller... still skinny mini.
    Age of Dog: oh god uhhhhh 8 months! yeah 8.
    Activity: High... even though he is limited to running like a crazy in the house he seriously runs like a crazy. This dog does not walk anywhere, he runs constantly. I can't wait to CHANNEL that energy. =P


    ETA: Whoops forgot about treats. Both dogs are working on lots right now so they are getting a fair amount of treats every day too. But I buy low calorie treats and I always cut them at least in half so I don't think it really amounts to a heck of a lot. Sometimes it's just a matter of working for the kibbles too.
     
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    What Food?: Taste of the Wild High Prarie dry and Wellness stews (wet food)
    Kcal/cup: 370 kcal/cup for dry, between 300-370 kcal/can for the wet depending on the formula
    How Much Per Day?: 1/2 cup dry (about, he ate the scoop a little bit so he probably gets a bit less) and like four spoonfuls of wet per day
    Weight of Dog: 15lbs (guessing)
    Age of Dog: 1yr old
    Activity: Moderate I guess. Gets a walk and playing, chases cats, would like a lot more but my parents are lazy, lazy people.

    His current weight is quite good, he could loose another pound or two and still be a good weight, but he is in no way overweight or chubby, I can feel everything I want to be able to feel, though I wouldn't want him to gain anything.
    He gets very, very few treats because my parents don't train him. When I'm home and I do some training with him I'll cut back on his meals a bit.
     
  3. Boone
    What Food?: Raw or Orijen Regional Red
    How Much Per Day?: 3 lbs or 6 cups
    Weight of Dog: ~65 lbs
    Age of Dog: 15 months
    Activity: Very High

    Raja
    What Food?: Raw or Orijen Regional Red
    How Much Per Day?: 2 lbs or 4 cups
    Weight of Dog: ~45 lbs
    Age of Dog: Almost 4 years
    Activity: High

    Tempie
    What Food?: Raw or Orijen Regional Red
    How Much Per Day?: 2 lbs or 4 cups
    Weight of Dog: ~45 lbs
    Age of Dog: 3 years
    Activity: High

    ETA: Add to that a ton of training treats, fish oil, and raw eggs. All are at a good weight.
     
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    Menchi

    What Food?: Ancana (Grasslands)
    Kcal/cup: No clue!
    How Much Per Day?: 1 1/4 cup in two daily feedings
    Weight of Dog: 23.6 lbs
    Age of Dog: 6 months
    Activity: She is still a puppy so she keeps pretty busy. Her and Watson play and race a lot. If the weather permits on weekends we go hiking.

    Watson

    What Food?: Ancana (Grasslands)
    Kcal/cup: No clue!
    How Much Per Day?: 1cup in two daily feedings
    Weight of Dog: 23 lbs
    Age of Dog: 1 year
    Activity: busybody

    They are supplemented with fishoil and get treats for training sessions pretty much daily. Both of them are nice and slender with noticable tuck ups.
     
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    Taste of the Wild - bison formula

    1/4 cup twice a day for Jose`

    just a tad under 1/4 cup for Chulita twice daily

    They get pea-sized treats here and there and sometimes a little egg or something extra on their food, which then is cut back just a tad.

    Jose` is about 10 - 12 lbs

    Chulita runs about 5-5.5 lbs

    They are not extremely active by any means. I'd say medium. They take walks most every day and run around the house and play a little.

    Jose` is almost 10 years old (first of March)

    Chulita is 11, will be 12 in June
     
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    What Food?: Raw
    How Much Per Day?: 2.5 - 3lbs /day
    Weight of Dog: 73lbs
    Age of Dog: 2 yrs old on the 22nd!
    Activity: Moderate to high depending on the day.

    Aura:
    What Food?: Raw
    How Much Per Day?: 1.5 - 2lbs /day
    Weight of Dog: 50lbs
    Age of Dog: 10 months
    Activity: Moderate to high depending on the day.
     
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    What Food?: "Avoderm Chicken and Rice" and "Grandma Lucy's Artisan Chicken"

    Kcal/cup:
    Avoderm (kibble): 360kcal/cup
    Grandma Lucy's (freeze dried): 468 kcal/cup

    How Much Per Day?: 1.5 cups Avoderm and 1/3 cup Grandma Lucy's (but sometimes she gets heaping scoops, so probably ~2 cups total per day)

    Weight of Dog: ~55-60 lb

    Age of Dog: 6-8 years

    Activity: low-moderate

    then of course she gets plenty of random treats and table scraps.
     
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    What Food- Raw
    How much- 1/3 lb
    Weight 25lbs
    Age- 8
    Activity level- What would you call a half step up from dead?

    Gambit
    What food- raw
    How much- 1-1.5lbs
    Weight 30lbs
    Age 1.5yrs
    Activity level- moderate. He's just a stress case which burns a ton of calories
     
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    TIL my jacks eat less than some people's chis :D
     
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    Chloe:
    What Food?: TOTW Wetlands
    Kcal/cup: 375 kcal/cup
    How Much Per Day?: 1 cup, plus maybe an 1/8 of a cup
    Weight of Dog: 50 pounds, okay weight - I wish she'd get back down to 45 or so.
    Age of Dog: almost 5
    Activity: slightly inactive

    Cynder:
    What Food?: TOTW Wetlands
    Kcal/cup: 375 kcal/cup
    How Much Per Day?: 2 cups
    Weight of Dog: 28lbs, good weight
    Age of Dog: around 6
    Activity: slightly inactive

    Cora:
    What Food?: Exceed Performance Chicken and Rice
    Kcal/cup: unknown
    How Much Per Day?: 2 cups
    Weight of Dog: she was 30 pounds at seven months. My guess is closer to 40 now.
    Age of Dog: nine months
    Activity: active

    Rose:
    What Food?: Exceed Performance Chicken and Rice
    Kcal/cup: unknown
    How Much Per Day?: 2 cups
    Weight of Dog: 55ish pounds, good weight
    Age of Dog: 13 years
    Activity: moderately active
     
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    My 30 pound dog eats as much as my boss's 6 pound chi who maintains a good weight lol
     
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    I find it crazy when we have overweight, 80+ pound labs at work that eat less than Juno, who is a lean 50 pounds. I wish I could sustain my dog on less food lol.
     
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    Presidents Choice Nutrition First Senior/Weight Loss formula
    She is free fed, so there is always food available. She eats about 3/4-1 cup/day.
    385kcal/cup--currently she is on a different formula, so I'm. Not sure what the normal food has for Kcal/cup
    She weighs 48lbs and is 15 years old.
    She gets 3 1-hour long walks a day, and then plays in the house
     
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    Corgis are notorious for being able to sustain on waaaaaaaay less than most other dogs their size. They were the poor farmers dog so they either adapted to less or they starved!
     
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    Elsie is about 40lbs, 14 months old, moderately active, and eats 4.5-5 cups of food, plus two eggs, plus about a cup of treats a day (so, like 2,400kcal/day).

    Zobby is about 22lbs, 5 years old, not particularly active, and eats about 1/2-3/4 cup of food a day.
     
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    What Food?: Acana Grain Free rotation - Grasslands, Ranchlands, Wild Prairie and Pacifica.
    Kcal/cup: between 425-460 kcal/cup, depending on formula
    How Much Per Day?: approx. 2 cups
    Weight of Dog: 45lbs
    Age of Dog: 3 years old
    Activity: Quite active - at least an hour of true exercise a day, if not more, plus walks, training, mindwork etc.

    Finn's exercise levels tone down a bit in the winter, so I usually drop him to 1 3/4 cups in the winter to keep him trim. On the same hand, if we're having a particularly active season I bump him up to as much as 2.5 cups/day. I play it by ear, and by his shape. I don't really change measurements of his food between formulations, though - they're all in a similar enough range that I don't notice a difference.
     
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    It does seem like a lot! That's why I was curious to compare. Last year, I would have said 3/4 cup would be wayyy too much but when he still seems hungry, he's the kind of dog who REALLY is hungry. He maintains fairly well and won't just eat to eat. If I just poured 3/4 cup into a bowl, he would not eat it all at once. So I don't wanna starve him if he's truly hungry, hence why he's been getting 3/4 cup.... but I will say we're only on our 2nd bag of Acana, he was eating other lower cal/lower fat foods from late July-early November on the 3/4 cup amount so I just hope he doesn't start gaining weight. :eek:

    It seems most yorkies half his size eat between 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup per day so I dunno, just seems like I'd be starving him on 1/2 cup without high cal/high fat treats and canned foods that he used to be getting.

    Only canned food he gets now is a spoonful in the AM of Weruva.
     
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    Chloe is the same way. Cynder is on the same diet, same activity level, and is half her size...but Chloe eats half as much as she does. LOL
     
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    What Food?: Prey Model Raw
    Kcal/cup: n/a
    How Much Per Day?: 0.75-1lb
    Weight of Dog: 47lbs
    Age of Dog: 5 yrs old
    Activity: High.

    Scout
    What Food?: Prey Model Raw
    Kcal/cup: n/a
    How Much Per Day?: 1-1.5lbs
    Weight of Dog: 58lbs
    Age of Dog: 3.5 yrs old
    Activity: High.

    Spaz
    What Food?: Prey Model Raw
    Kcal/cup: n/a
    How Much Per Day?: 0.5-0.75lb
    Weight of Dog: 22lbs
    Age of Dog: 11 months (estimated)
    Activity: Well he is named Spaz for a very good reason, lol.
     
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    For Nia
    What Food?: Acana Prairie, Grasslands, Pacifica, Ranchlands
    Kcal/cup: 430 kcal/cup (around here, I think the formulas vary a little)
    How Much Per Day?: just over 1/4 cup with regular exercise (1-2 hrs a day), with excessive exercise like going hiking, camping, etc. it gets upped to 1/2 cup a day.
    Weight of Dog: 6.5 lbs
    Age of Dog: 3
    Activity: Active (1-2 hrs run/fetch a day)

    Note: I do keep Nia thinner than my aunt's family keeps Truffs and Pop.


    For Truffles and Popcorn

    What Food?: Rotation of all Orijen formulas (not including puppy and senior)
    Kcal/cup: 480 kcal/cup (around here, I think the formulas vary a little)
    How Much Per Day?: Truffles gets 1 cup. Popcorn gets 1/3-1/2 cup.
    Weight of Dog: Truffles = 18 lbs. Popcorn = 8 lbs.
    Age of Dog: Truffles = 6, Popcorn = 3
    Activity: Moderately active. Twice a week to the park (3-4 hrs), walks everyday.
     

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