How Much Do You Feed Your Dog?

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  1. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    If he's a good weight then its moot ;) dogs need what they need.

    I am just surprised in general how much people feed their dogs. Mine eat like nothing (and they are thin but not skinny... as I pointed out in the weight thread I like my dogs to have a bit of reserves..)

    I think I shall pet them all and tell them I appreciate their frugal digestive systems :rofl1:
     
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    Someone should give Tipper this memo. LOL.
     
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    Bear
    What Food?: Raw
    Kcal/cup:
    How Much Per Day?: 1lb-1.4lbs
    Weight of Dog: ~80lbs
    Age of Dog: ~7-8 years
    Activity: Moderate

    Pig
    What Food?: Raw
    Kcal/cup:
    How Much Per Day?: .9lb-1.2lb
    Weight of Dog: 30lbs
    Age of Dog: 9 months
    Activity: High
     
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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    aww Fozzie eats less than Jackson :D Not including prey model raw in this, which varies way too much as far as types of meat & calories. In general, Fozzie eats 1/2 lb and Gonzo eats atleast 1 lb of raw.

    What food?: Nature's Variety Instinct Turkey & Duck
    Kcal/cup: 470 kcals
    How much per day?: 2/3 cup
    Weight of dog: 47 lbs
    Age of dog: 5 years old
    Activity: 1 hour or more daily, mostly running around/playing with Gonzo & his dog friends

    What food?: Nature's Variety Instinct Turkey & Duck
    Kcals/cup: 470 kcals
    How much per day?: 1.5-2 cups
    Weight of dog: 40 lbs
    Age of dog: 11 years old
    Activity: 1 hour or more daily, very very active!!!
     
  5. JacksonsMom

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    I've lowered Jackson's food to 2/3 cup per day on the Acana -- he looked like he was a bit chubbier, hardly by a lot, but to ME, it seemed he was. He seems satisfied with it. I have been giving him 1/3 cup in the AM and 1/3 cup in the PM, both mixed with a small spoonful of Weruva wet.
     
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    Uno gets 10 oz per meal of raw, so 20 oz a day total , hes 60 lbs

    My parents dachshund eats 3/4 of cup of NV instinct a day, hes 22 lbs.
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    What Food?: Acana Pacifica
    Kcal/cup: 430 kcal/cup
    How Much Per Day?: 1 1/2 cup (two feedings of 3/4 cup)
    Weight of Dog: 40 pounds
    Age of Dog: 1.5 years old
    Activity: Very active

    And the shape that keeps her in
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    DSC_0076 by Charlotte_L, on Flickr
     

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