How much to feed a Golden female pup?

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  1. Mikro

    Mikro New Member

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    We have a 10 week old Golden. We feed her a third of a cup three times a day
    Is that enough food for her? She weighs like 14 lbs.
    She just seems very hungry...
     
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    She sounds on the small size .... I'd check with the breeder or your vet . Been a long time , but it seems to me I gave 1/2 cup 3 X s at that age . She should be due for shots , so I'd say your vet should tell you . Take in a stool sample .
     
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    Do check with your vet. It sounds a little on the light side but I'm forgetful too about my puppies. I just have a gut feeling. I do recall that older pups eat considerably more than adults.
     
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    What food are you feeding?
     
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    Eukanuba
     
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    Which type? (Puppy? Large breed puppy? Etc.)
     
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    Puppy small breed. Thats what the breeder was feeding the pups.
     
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    The Eukanuba Puppy small breed feeding chart states that you need to feed 2 and 2/3 cups a day. You are drastically underfeeding your puppy.

    You may also want to look into feeding a better quality food...
     
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    Showpug is right--you are really underfeeding. Why are you feeding a medium to large breed dog a food meant for small breeds? This could result in growth problems.

    Wow. This is really dangerous. According to Eukanuba, if you were correctly feeding the large breed puppy food, you should be feeding her 3 and 1/3 cups per day. Please switch to an appropriate food!/B]

    Have you considered switching to a better food?
     
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    What would a better food be?
     
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    The better foods to choose from would be:

    www.eaglepack.com (they have a nice large breed line)

    www.canidae.com (this food is great quality at an affordable price. It is also an all life stage formula, so your puppy does not have to change between puppy and adult foods.)

    www.naturalbalanceinc.com (this food is easier to find as many Petco's carry it. It is also an all life stage food)

    www.timberwolforganics.com

    www.naturapet.com (they make a few different foods, all of which are great quality)

    Here is a great website to learn about dog food and how to identify a quality product:
    www.dogfoodproject.com
     
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    IlUvMyAnImAlZ05 Cats&Dogs r what I live 4

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    I would feed him 1/2 in the morning another 1/2 in the evening, and one more 1/2 cup in between morning and evening.
    We have two dogs that are bigger and they are full grown (adults) and they usually eat 3-4 cups a day between both of them so its about 1 1/2- 2 cups for each of them.
    They are both at healthy weight (not over weight but not skinny).
    Good luck with your pup:)
     
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    When Tango was a young puppy, I was feeding her about 3 to 4 cups daily (depending on her activity level) at around 14 weeks. I can't remember what I fed when she was younger than that but probably around a cup and a half to 2 cups as she wasn't as active before she hit 14 weeks. Always three times daily too when she was young. She wasn't on a great food, as that was before I had internet and knew anything about food (she was eating Nutro Natural choice - not awful, but not wonderful). Either way though, even with a premium kibble, she probably would've been eating close to the same amount. Seeing as Tango isn't a large breed like a Golden (she's 35lbs full grown) and she required that much, I'd imagine that your pup would probably need the same amount or a bit more than Tango got as a pup. I'd definitely say you're under feeding her, but don't worry, I'm sure you'll have her at a healthy weight soon! Puppies need a lot of food. They eat considerably more than adults. As an adult, Tango now only eats 2-2.5 cups a day; big difference from when she was a pup.

    The foods mentioned above by showpug are all excellent, and you should have great success with any of them. Most can't be found in chain pet stores usually. I know PetCo sells Natural Balance, but I don't think Petsmart sells any sort of premium brands. The others can always be found in smaller, privately owned stores.
     
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    Today we ordered Innova Large Breed Puppy. I had to order it because I couldn't find it in any stores...
     
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    That is a great choice. Good job. Now go feed that HUNGRY pup! ;)
     

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