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    so, Saban was double our new babies age when we got him and other than saban we have had bostons. My question is at 7 weeks old how much food should I be feeding him? He scarfs down as much or as little as I will give him, no questions ask. The lady I got him from said she let her dogs eat when they want which I can't and won't do. any help is appreciated

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    We brought Belly home at just under 8 weeks of age and the vet said 1/4 cup 3 times a day. But someone else might have a different amount. I also had pumpkin and a little cottage cheese in her's
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    When we first got Jozi she was 7 weeks old, and on Imas. She was eating 2/3
    of a cup 3 times a day of it. That was what they recommended
    feeding her. So that is what we fed her. Now she is on Taste of The Wild.
    At 11 weeks old she is getting 1 cup three times a day. This is by the
    guidline on the bag as well. The suggested serving is just a guideline
    you can adjust up or down as you see a need to. But I stick close to it
    and it has worked for Jozi so far.

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    Depending on the food you are giving. Mine was on puppy chow and the breeder had him at 1 C 3x a day. I started to change him over to a higher quality food right away and fed him 1C 2x a day so he wouldn't get overweight. I then changed him to 1 1/2 C 2x a day per my vet's instructions (he was 7 months old). He is on a grain free food so he can eat more and not gain the weight. I would consult with your vet too. Another thing you can try and some say to do is put her food out but leave it for only 15 minutes and what is there take back up to give to her at the next feeding time. Now if she is anything like mine, the food is gone in 10 seconds anyway,

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    According to the recommendations on the bag of Chicken Soup Large Breed Puppy, it says 1 1/4 to 2 cups from 6 weeks to 16 weeks for a pup under 10lbs, and it of course goes up from there.

    Maybe start with 3 times a day, 1/3 cup and slowly increase?

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    not even sure if its a good food or not, but he seems to love it. we received a puppy starter kit with him and it had a lil measuring cup in it.....and yes we were feeding him double what he should have...oops! so tonight I cut him back to 1/4 cup...it was gone in the blink of an eye and I don't think he was too happy with me, but I don't want him to get fat, he's already a chubby puppy

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    I got Gertie at 6 weeks. I can't remember for sure, but I want to say the breeder said 1/2 a cup 3 times a day.

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    Maybe try a slow feed bowl. It really works for our baby Bella. We started with the Stainless Steel one that has a big hump in the middle, but now have the plastic molded one with the 4 individual sections. I am so glad we got one, it is like night and day.

    Also if you got a puppy pack and do not know what kind of food is in it, make sure you have enough to get through a very slow process of switching to what you want to use. It is very important that you switch slowing ie; 1/4 of change every 2-3 days. So plan now before you switch foods. A lot of the good brands (see our food ratings on the home page) will not have a different type for puppies, it is for any age.
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    I cant remember for sure the amount but I believe I just followed what is on the bag of the food.
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    Bella's 7wks old and I feed her Fromm Gold and she gets 1/2c in the am and 1/2c in the pm.

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    Guinness is going on 13 weeks old and he gets 1 3/4 cups total daily (3/4 cup am, 1/2 lunch and 1/2 dinner)...guidelines on the bag say 1 cup minimum with 2 cups max daily...He is fed Fromm Puppy Gold..I tried the slow feed bowl with him and he wasn't having any of it...had to switch back to normal bowl

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    Daddy came with a puppy food that I had never heard of. We had Maggie on Fromm 4* which is an all-stages food. So we started to slowly introduce the Fromm to him, increasing the amount every three days. I believe it took us 2 weeks total before he was fully on Fromm. At that point he was on 1 cup of Fromm twice a day.

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