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    Angus is about to turn 5 months. The breeder was feeding him 4 cups a day! After doing some research that seems like to much! How much should I be feeding him. His weight is 31 lbs. is that normal for a male bulldog??
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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    holy crap, 4 cups is alot, but then again i have a picky eater, lola, who is 10 months and eats 2 cups max a day.

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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    His weight sounds about right... but I'm thinking 3 cups max a day split how you like but 4 is a LOT of food
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    Kain is a little over 3 months and I feed a little over 1 cup a day. Probably a little on the low side.

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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    i guess i should mention that if you feed grain free and/or high quality food, you should need to feed much less volume, and should get less poop! hah

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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    Go by the chart on the back of the dog food bag. If it states 3 cups; that 3 cups is it for the entire day; not each feeding. I would think at his age he could be a three meals and then down to two. We switched George to 2 meals a day around 7 months.
    As mentioned before, a basic food from grocery store will require more feeding just so the pup gets their vitamins in but also then the pup is getting a ton of fillers and preservatives of whatever else is in that food. A higher quality food is more satisfying and requires less of the kibble.
    Best of luck.

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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    yes i also find the lower quality food requires a lot more feeding than higher quality. Plus their body uses more of whats in the higher quality food which means less poop to scoop lol..
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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince00 View Post
    Kain is a little over 3 months and I feed a little over 1 cup a day. Probably a little on the low side.
    At 3 months he shoud be eating 2-3 times a day about 3 cups split up!
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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    Beefy is on NVI, he's 4.5 months old and gets 2 cups a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanelnBrutus View Post
    At 3 months he shoud be eating 2-3 times a day about 3 cups split up!
    He is 4 months now and still getting the same amount, last vet visit last month they said he looked great. 24 lbs @ 4 months and has meat over his ribs, over his spine etc, they said don't change a thing as he looks awesome!

    Not sure where these high feed amounts come from but I couldn't imagine feeding him 3 cups in one day compared to his 1 1/4 cups now.

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    Default Re: How much should I be feeding

    I wasnt saying that you did anything wrong and sorry if it seemed that way! When I joined I was told by other members when they are puppies they usually should get about 2 cups a day split about 2x a day sometimes more depending how active they are..Also depending what kind of food also..I could be wrong....I will tag some others see if they can give some input @Cooper11 @Watson @2BullyMama @acarabias I def missed some lol
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    @Vince00 @ChanelnBrutus

    Every food is different so you need to research the food. The Ivet we are using according to Coops weight and age he should be getting 4 cups total a day.....My mom just switch Gracie to Fromm puppy food and it says on the bag according to weight and age she should get 2 cups total a day. SO it really just depends on the quality of food you are feeding him and how much protein is in it. SO if the bag says 1 1/4 cup total I guess thats what you should feed him.....Are you sure the bag says that though......cuz that does seem a little low? What kind of food is Kain on? I think his weight sounds good so he obviously isn't starving

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