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|08-17-2010, 09:20 AM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2010
New here, about feeding
My name is Jennifer I am a first time poster. I just adopted a Silky from a Yorkie rescue. Her name is Coral. She is Around 4 years. I will try to post pics soon.
My question is how much do u think a 10lb Silky would need to eat a day. And should I break it into a morning and night feeding? Right now I give her dry pedigree with just a spoonfull of wet pedigree ( cause i couldn't get her to eat the dry by itself. Any help would be great.
|08-17-2010, 11:35 AM||#2|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lebanon, PA, USA
Hi Jennifer and Welcome to YT! Congrats on your new silky and bless you for looking for her in a rescue.
Amount of kibble to be fed often depends on the food you are feeding and the dog.
If you look on the back of the kibble you feed there will be guidelines to the amount of food she should be taking in per day. Keep in mind though, that this is just a guideline. Some dogs will eat a bit more or a bit less.
I feed Taste of the Wild Roasted bison and venison. My dogs weigh 10, 6, and 3 lbs. Each of them eat about 1/2 cup of a kibble a day. And mine don't like just plain kibble either. They like a little "something" on top. Currently I shred freeze dried Stella and Chewy's Duck Duck Goose dinner on top and they gobble it up!
I feed their 1/2 cup daily allowance in two 1/4 cup intervals. Once in the morning when we get up and then again when i get home from work. Any kibble that is not eaten in the morning session remains in the bowl all day. Many of us here keep food available all day, and of course water should always be available.
If at anytime they eat every bite, I will still keep a little kibble in the dish just in case one of them gets hungry.
So with all that said, you can start out with something similar and adjust to your dogs eating habits. Some dogs only eat once a day. It truly depends on the dog.
I do advise a good kibble (nothing from the grocery store, please unless you shop at a high end store). There is a sticky on this site regarding food and the rating of the top brands of foods.
Sherry, Sophie, Ivan, Alfie, Addie, and Winston
Last edited by KJLive; 08-17-2010 at 11:36 AM.
|08-17-2010, 11:53 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Washington, DC
I would highly recommend a better dog food. I have been feeding my older guy Nature's Variety raw medallions and he LOVES them (Nature's Variety). I split his recommended feeding amount into a morning and evening meal, and he also gets a small snack before bedtime. Other companies are also coming out with frozen-raw diets that are really good, including Primal and Stella & Chewys. These diets all use human grade meat products.
In terms of how often, I am a personal fan of two times per day (spaced about 12 hours apart). This schedule seems to work well for both my dogs.
Mom to Vinnie, Alex, and Guru