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|11-20-2014, 02:26 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massapequa, NY
Stella and Chewy's- 16 week old pup
So our Chip was on it when we brought him home...I researched it, noted the concerns, and opted to keep him on it for awhile...
He's thriving-16 weeks old and 3 pounds 2 oz- right about where he should be-Vet says all good with teeth, ears, etc.
Here's my question- according to the package, for his weight (up to 5 lbs) the recommended amount is 2.25 patties per day... since he's a pup, we feed him 2 patties mixed with Eukanuba Excel Puppy spread out over 3 meals, with free access to kibble-
Im seeing recommendations to cut out the middle meal at 4 months- but I dont think we should decrease his food...so does it make a difference-if its 2 or 3? We've never had a pup this small- our first Yorkie was a full 11 pounds and lived 14.5 years...
What's the protocol?
Kathy, Chance( RIP) and Chip!
|11-23-2014, 09:20 AM||#2|
Don't Litter Spay&Neuter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So Cal
For any food, I think puppies need more than the rec amount...it also depends on their activity level...here's a link to their feeding guide/ calculator.
Stella & Chewy's - Feeding Guide
I'm, looking @ the feeding guide for S&C on our bag & it says Puppies: % of Expected Adult Weight, then it lists 10%, Multiple of Adult Requirement is 2.60...etc.
I have a baby scale that I weigh my dogs on once a month, they're all @ their ideal adult wieght. If they're losing weight, I up their food a little, if they're gaining, I reduce a little. Their weight only fluctuates between a couple of ounces.
|11-24-2014, 04:40 AM||#3|
Furbutts = LOVE
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Blog Entries: 2
I would use the feeding calculator that Jenny posted and/or the one at Primal or Natures Variety.
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