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    So I have a question...

    We give Zeus the Blue Buffalo Wilderness food and, since he is getting big and older, we followed the directions on the bag on how much to give him. He is 8 months and he is getting 2 cups a day, one in the morning and one at night. Is that not enough?? My husband thinks that he is not getting enough food and should be getting 3 cups a day and I think that is to much!!!!

    HELP!!!! I want my baby to be getting what he needs!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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    Default Re: Feeding question?!?!

    Bacon was on Taste of the Wild, and now is on Fromm and gets 3 cups a day. He is a little over 9 months and has been on three cups for quite some time now and is not overweight.

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    Brutus is on Fromm and gets about 3 cups a day maybe a little more at 15 mnths...At 8 mnths he was eating almost 4 cups a day...You can increase a little bit and if his poo gets soft go back to what you were feeding...
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    Default Re: Feeding question?!?!

    Herman is 6 months and is on Earthborn Holistics and eats 2 1/4 cups per day (this is what the bag says and he's always had this amount even on his old food although that food recommended almost 4 cups per day). He's a good weight, but I sometimes feel like I'm starving him - but I also look at the amount of food in his bowl and it does seem to be a decent amount.

    Keep in mind any additional treats, etc that you might give him throughout the day as well.

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    Jake has never gotten more than 2 cups a day. 1 in am and 1 in pm. If you increase..do it gradually!

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    It depends on the food and the protein in it. I use the look and feel method to determine if they are getting enough or too much. If you can see or easily feel their ribs, they need more food. If they do not have a defined waist then they are getting too much food. Buddy is 3 years old and maybe eats 2 to 2.5 cups a day. Some days he doesn't eat that much. He is a very picky eater, but he is at a good weight. Pups usually will be feed more as they are growing and once they get about 18 months old you can cut back on their food.
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    Wow I feel like a bad mommy. . BeBe get almost 2 cups a day and mister turd head gets a cup and a half a day even though i know he would eat more if i let him... But he's soo fat Im just starting to waist...

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    banks has never gotten more than 2 cups a day... 1 am and 1 pm. Also, keep energy and activity level in mind ... less active = less food.
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    Tubs also gets 2 cups a day. 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. However, he doesn't eat or drink when no one is home, so if he doesn't eat his am food then I don't give him his pm scoop! I can remember that when he was a puppy I fed him more frequently. His weight is perfect between 63-65lbs with a beautiful waist line! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by speechmom53 View Post
    Tubs also gets 2 cups a day. 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. However, he doesn't eat or drink when no one is home, so if he doesn't eat his am food then I don't give him his pm scoop! I can remember that when he was a puppy I fed him more frequently. His weight is perfect between 63-65lbs with a beautiful waist line! :-D

    Zeus doesn't eat while we are at work cause he is in his cage! We were going to try to get him out of his cage and maybe leave him in the kitchen but that will have to wait until the cat is out of the house!
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    We actually baby gated him the kitchen when he was younger, but now he has the run of the house when we are not home and he doesn't touch anything while we are out. However, as soon as we sit down to eat dinner he is right at his bowls!!!! Talk about social eater!!! LOL :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by speechmom53 View Post
    We actually baby gated him the kitchen when he was younger, but now he has the run of the house when we are not home and he doesn't touch anything while we are out. However, as soon as we sit down to eat dinner he is right at his bowls!!!! Talk about social eater!!! LOL :-)
    That is what I wanna do speechmom53 but we have a cat too and I think if Zeus sees the cat jump the gates, he will do it too. I would have to get rid of the cat first and I am seriously considering it now bacause my landlord's wife txt me this morning that Zeus has been crying and howling for like a hour and I feel like a bad mommy!!!!!! I feel like crying!!!!!!
    Jenn, Shaun & Zeus Alexander!!!!

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