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    Default Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    Yesterday I realized we were under feeding Kain according to the bag for an adult weight of 55 pounds at 4 months old he should be about 2 1/3 cups of food per day.
    I was feeding 1/3 cup three times a day for 1 cup total so I increased to 1/2 cup three times a day for a total of 1 1/2 to take it in steps.

    So far yesterday he was on the verge of throwing up but made it through so I made sure to stay on the low side of the 1/2 cup change. This morning he ate, went to the bathroom and went back to sleep everything was great.
    My wife then got him to get up to go to the bathroom break and he started heaving, since then he threw up and has been shaking for about 1 hrs or so.

    Is the shaking from being scared, and can a change from 1/3 to 1/2 cup make that much difference?

    Not sure what else to do but I'm going to put him back to his 1/3 cup for dinner and thats it, and SLOWLY increase like a tablespoon at a time or something instead when he settles down.

    Makes me wish I never touched his food level but I was underfeeding him at that for sure in my mind.

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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    Goinf from a 1/3 cup to a 1/2 cup should not make him throw up. That's not that much of a difference. I would watch him, and if he is not better by tomorrow I would take him to the vet to get checked out. Something else could be wrong. Is he drinking water?
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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    Yes, he drank a big amount just now and then kinda spit a bunch out like a small gag or so.
    His body actions are different and shaking like he's scared naturally, only thing is was a food increase yesterday and his belly was big so it made a big difference for how much he was used too.

    I'll try his lunch in about 1/2 hour here of only 1/3 cup but not sure how that will go or if it's a good idea.

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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    it is a little weird for this to be happening if you are feeding him the same dog food but just a little more. He is 55lbs at 4months? that is a big boy

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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    No he's 20lbs so the food chart says for an adult weight of 55lbs he would need 2 1/3 cups a day so I started to increase it a bit to 1/2 cup per feeding instead of 1/3 cup three times a day.

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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    really? for a puppy, seems like most people here feed 1 1/2 to 2 cups twice a day

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    That's what made me question the breeders recommendation for only 1 cup a day.

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    Something is just not right..... Please keep us posted. If he is shaking I would take his temperature. Should be between 99 to 101 degrees.

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    It's almost like a small quiver as he's sleeping, he's calmed down a lot. It's like the shakes started after he puked and when I took him outside to the bathroom.

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    Temp was 103 with two readings. He has stopped shaking, going to let him walk around and see how he reacts. I'm thinking skipping his lunch might be a good idea?

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    103 is too high, I think you should take Kain to the vet, I think he has something going on that is causing the symptoms you are describing. Dehydrations can cause the shakes, he will need sub Q fluids.

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    Default Re: Increased food from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup and now throwing up and shaking

    I'm a little confused I guess. You said the bag says to feed 2 1/3 cups per day for 55 lb adult? But he's not an adult and you don't know how much he will weigh in the future. You need to go by what he weighs right now and his age...at least that is what I've always been told. sounds like you are feeding wayy too much, but..I'm not an expert. Bubba is a little over a year and weighs 65 lbs but he only gets 1 cup/twice a day. Maybe he's trying to throw up all the excess food? I agree with @Watson seems like too much food.

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