i donr know how much to feed her

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by luvmydogs, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    i dont know how heavy she is, but she is 8 weeks old (min pin). the previous owner free fed her and let her eat as much as she wanted to. idiot!!! how much should i feed her? 1/4 cup a day once or twice daily? i have no clue. she seems starved, like she never ate before, but she is not skinny. i dont want to over feed her. please help!!!
     
  2. skyhigh

    skyhigh New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    What are you feeding her? It should say on the package how much. A liittle diagram saying how old the pup is and the group(toy...ect).
     
  3. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    royal canin small puppy. it says 1/4 cup for a 2 lbs puppy . i dont think she is 2 lbs yet
     
  4. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Stratford Ontario Canada
    at 8 weeks old A min Pin should weigh about 2-3 lbs.Rosco got a half a cup,Split into 2 feedinds.Now he is free fed though.As he is a little skinny.
     
  5. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    she was a twin. her twin died in the sack. the mother didnt open the sack, the owner had to. cocoa is half the size of her littermates. she was handfed, as the mother didnt feed her. but i will follow your instructions and give her half a cup. how old is rosco though?
     
  6. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Stratford Ontario Canada
    Now he is approx.7-8 months.Cant be sure as he is from a puppy mill.If she is that little you can continue to freefeed for a while.
     
  7. Gallien Jacks

    Gallien Jacks New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There is nothing wrong with free feeding, i have free fed mine for years and they are the perfect weight, as they eat little and often, this is not practical now though as we have more dogs and they all need different foods
     
  8. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    but see i dont like the free feeding too much, because u cant control when they haev to go poop. i did that with cujo and he always had accidents. now when i feed cocoa, i feed her and after 15 minutes i take her out, and she poops. hasnt had an accident yet. and if i would leave the food out all day, maybe i wont notice when she eats, and has to poop, ya know...???
     
  9. SHADOW_THE_STAFF

    SHADOW_THE_STAFF Staffie Mad

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    SOUTH WALES
    wow, I never thought of it that way. feel a bit dull now. I suppose i free feed shadow, I didnt want to but Im away at work all day now, so I leave her food for her to eat throughout the day. I cant believe i didnt think of doing that with shadow, I just watched her all the time when i was house training her. Man, that way would have been so much easier!
     
  10. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    i just learned that from my brother a few weeks ago .LOL i didnt know either....
    i dint think its ever too late to start
     
  11. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    10,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I totally agree about not letting your dog have free food. Tips would be huge and fat already, he's a real piggy...

    But yeah, with such a small dog, it's hard to say. Maybe a teaspoon 4 times a day or something?
     
  12. trigger1

    trigger1 Trigger

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    N. California
    i feed my puppy 3 times a day and about 1 cup each time, i agree w/ luvmydogs, i don't like to free feed my dog because i don't know when he has to go do his business. but if you gone all day then i guess there's nothing else you could do but free feed your dog.
     
  13. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    6,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    United States
    I would just got with the 1/2 cup and split it in two meals. She may not eat it all she will eat enough so she isn't hungry and won't starve though.
     

Share This Page