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    Default 3 cups a day not enough?

    So I finally switched Benson to adult food this Saturday but according to the bag for a 60-80 lbs dog it recommends 2 1/3 - 3 cups daily. I'm doing 3 but seems Benson still is hungry because he plays with the bowl looking for more. On the puppy bag it said 5 cups a day for the same weight.

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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Hi, 5 cups a day seems like too much. Most members feed their puppies puppy food 1 cup three times a day, until they are 6 or 7 months of age, and then switch to adult food and reduce the feedings to 1 cup, twice a day.
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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi, 5 cups a day seems like too much. Most members feed their puppies puppy food 1 cup three times a day, until they are 6 or 7 months of age, and then switch to adult food and reduce the feedings to 1 cup, twice a day.
    Agreed! And most bulldogs would eat an entire bag if you let them, so the looking for more is completely normal.


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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    I agree 5 does seen a lot.
    What's the poos like ?


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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Yeah.... dont let Benson determine how many cups a day he needs! Otherwise he will eat an entire bag if he could!!! Izzy too is always STARVING. Acts all crazy around food as if she was never fed!

    I give 2 cups a day and she is 45lbs and almost 2 years old. I have been giving 2 cups since she turned 1 year.... her weight is good too.

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    Hmmm.... Ok I won't let benson fool me then. He chewed out his feeding bowl last night because of the reduced food. When I was doing 2 1/2 x 2 on puppy food his poo was solid. So ill stick to the 3 cups a day. Benson is 10 months old and weights around 60-70 lbs so he is retaliating when he gnarled his feed bowl.

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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    agree with the others.... 5 is a lot.... my girl gets 2 a day. 1 AM and 1 PM and she weights 60LBs
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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by rub504 View Post
    Hmmm.... Ok I won't let benson fool me then. He chewed out his feeding bowl last night because of the reduced food. When I was doing 2 1/2 x 2 on puppy food his poo was solid. So ill stick to the 3 cups a day. Benson is 10 months old and weights around 60-70 lbs so he is retaliating when he gnarled his feed bowl.

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    Well he is a big boy.... You could probably keep him at 3-4 cups a day. But can you post a top view picture so we can see his waistline?

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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    A top pic would help, but 3 cups a day sounds about right. If he starts getting over weight, then you can cut back a bit. It also depends on the type of food you are giving too. We very good quality food requires less food to be fed, as it has less fillers, as a cheaper brand does.
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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Here is a quick update on his top and side pix. He looks thin from the back (shape of an hour glass) and his legs are pretty long. Just wondering if 3 cups daily is enough for a 60-70 lbs bully.

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    Meatball is roughly 60 pounds. He gets 2 and a half cups a day with treats in between. Vet says he's perfect. Now he could eat 5 cups if I let him!

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    Default Re: 3 cups a day not enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by rub504 View Post
    Here is a quick update on his top and side pix. He looks thin from the back (shape of an hour glass) and his legs are pretty long. Just wondering if 3 cups daily is enough for a 60-70 lbs bully.

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    Your guy isn't going to starve on 3 cups a day, that's for sure. You want to keep him on the thin side if you want alleviate the genetic joint issues with EB. That is my number 1 dietary concern. I think unless he starts losing weight or acting very lethargic , I'd just stick with 3 cups.

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