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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by davehyde, Jul 28, 2009.


  1. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    we just got a delivery of aukarty for the mutt.

    thought i'd try him with a handful of the chicken and rice.

    well it never seemed to touch the sides lol.

    2 15kg bags for 30.99 bargain.

    i only have about 2 days of the RC left so i have mixed it in together with some of the new stuff.

    but!!! what i didnt realise was how much i had actually been feeding him. i used to weigh out his food at first but then started measuring out by eye, well it seems i have been giving him about 1/3 a bowl more than he really needs lol.

    he ate it all of course.

    i decided to weigh some out to see how much of the new i needed and thats when i realised. i thought he looked a bit chunky lol, well now i will reduce it to about 400g a day over 2 meals see how he does with that.

    do you weigh it out or just guess it? as i was giving way more than i should have been.
     
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    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    I have an eukanuba measuring cup that i use

    But i dont actually know how much i give them as i never look lol

    What is the right amount??
     
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    I'm weighing Otto's food but because he's growing so fast I'm constantly having to alter the ammount I give him to keep up with his growth. With my adult dogs we used to use a measuring cup but it was a bit of a guessing game really.
     
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    I use a measiring cup too.
    It tells me on the side of the bag for Daves weight he should have just over 300g a day, so he gets just over 150g twice a day.

    x
     
  5. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    the right amount varies with age and breed and activity level and weight as an adult in general.

    but you will soon know if they are getting a bit chubby lol.

    mine is 6 months now and i decided to use the aukarty as the protein is lower than the rc. and the meat was 24% or so. plus its a bit holistic and hypoallergenic.

    anyhow he seemed a bit big to me round the middle, but he is solid and i can feel his ribs, just lol.

    so i want him to not gain as fast because of his joints. as soon as i can i'll get a recent pic taken and post it. tell me of he looks too big for his age.
     
  6. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    thats what confuses me.

    as they grow as a pup do you keep upping the food level or let it remain constant for say 4-6 weeks at a time?
    the way these foods are designed and formulated a set amount will still help them grow at a controlled rate i assume, and to keep putting the amount up too rapidly would force them to grow too fast.

    dunno if i'm right but thats my theory lol. i just never took any notice of it myself tho, although from now on i will keep a better eye on his intake.
     
  7. Bex190

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    I'm gradually increasing his food as his weight increases in line with the recommendations on the pack. Otto seems to be handling the increases without a problem. He isn't getting fat and he isn't getting an upset stomach. I am sure he'd happily eat the whole bag if I let him though!
     
  8. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    when i had my last dogs at home with me and not travelling with work dry food was still a bit of a fad lol.
    usually mixed with water and stank.

    all too bloody scientific now:p

    food we had was things like

    pedigree chum

    lassie

    chappy

    and all that stuff.

    but big meaty bones were a lot easier to come by.
     
  9. EmzieAngel

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    When Bailey was on dry food I weighed it out all the time.
     
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