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    Bruce is 9 weeks old now and was weighted yesterday at 4.5kg.

    Is this weight normal or small? Everywhere I look online it says he is below average. He is an active dog out the garden running around for an hour or so at least 3-4 times a day.

    I am feeding him around 180-200g of moistened wainwright's dry dog food in a 24hour period split into 4 meals. Is this about right or could I be over or under feeding him?

    Any advice or help would be great

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy89 View Post
    Hi

    Not sure if this is in the right place. Please feel free to move.

    Bruce is 9 weeks old now and was weighted yesterday at 4.5kg.

    Is this weight normal or small? Everywhere I look online it says he is below average. He is an active dog out the garden running around for an hour or so at least 3-4 times a day.

    I am feeding him around 180-200g of moistened wainwright's dry dog food in a 24hour period split into 4 meals. Is this about right or could I be over or under feeding him?

    Any advice or help would be great

    Thanks in advance
    So basically he’s almost 10lbs and you’re feeding him a tad under a pound per day. I don’t know wainwright's dog food as we don’t have it here on the western side of the planet. But I do know UK carries Acana. I would definitely go with one protein per bag of acana since yours is a puppy. Your bag wainwright's, you moistened the kibbles or it comes moistened? If it’s you that moistens it, stop as your puppy needs to chew n build strong teeth. Does he get any treats throughout the day? Is your wainwright's bag for adult or puppy? 10 lbs is ok but I would give him a bit more as it’s important he gets all the good fats, vitamins at that young stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    So basically he’s almost 10lbs and you’re feeding him a tad under a pound per day. I don’t know wainwright's dog food as we don’t have it here on the western side of the planet. But I do know UK carries Acana. I would definitely go with one protein per bag of acana since yours is a puppy. Your bag wainwright's, you moistened the kibbles or it comes moistened? If it’s you that moistens it, stop as your puppy needs to chew n build strong teeth. Does he get any treats throughout the day? Is your wainwright's bag for adult or puppy? 10 lbs is ok but I would give him a bit more as it’s important he gets all the good fats, vitamins at that young stage.
    Perfect thank you.
    I moisten then food as this I'd what the breeder told me to do. Yeah he gets treats throughout the day as we are still toilet training.

    Great thank you I will have a look at the other dog food and I will feed him a little more throughout the day.

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    Also the food is for puppy -20190625_162907-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy89 View Post
    Perfect thank you.
    I moisten then food as this I'd what the breeder told me to do. Yeah he gets treats throughout the day as we are still toilet training.

    Great thank you I will have a look at the other dog food and I will feed him a little more throughout the day.
    Wainwright is actually one of the better foods in UK, unless you are having issues you should be fine. She can stay on puppy food till 10 months then move to adult


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy89 View Post
    Perfect thank you.
    I moisten then food as this I'd what the breeder told me to do. Yeah he gets treats throughout the day as we are still toilet training.

    Great thank you I will have a look at the other dog food and I will feed him a little more throughout the day.
    I only suggest Acana/orijen because it’s all I gave to all my dogs as it’s a brand I trust n never had issues. But nowadays both my dogs are on raw. That being said, if @2BullyMama says wainwright’s a great product it’s because she knows the brand. If it works, of course stick with it for now. But do try to change every 3 months different proteins (One protein per bag) so he gets use to eat different meat.

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    This is great advice thank you. It is much appreciated.

    I have read that a cook egg is also good for them. Is this true?

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    If I remember correctly, that is about what Castor weighed when we got him at nine weeks. He is now a lean boy of 20 kilos (six years). In hindsight, I could perhaps have given him more food (I followed advice on food bag), but healthwise it is better for dogs to be lean. His parents were a bit bigger, though (mum perhaps 23 and dad 25 kilos).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy89 View Post
    This is great advice thank you. It is much appreciated.

    I have read that a cook egg is also good for them. Is this true?
    Yes eggs are great for dogs. Now that I saw a photo of Bruce, like @cefe13 said, he looks good. Always better on the slim side. It’s healthier. As the get older they tend to get too chunky. What you can do is up his snacks or toppings. Like the eggs. If there is no chicken in his kibbles, add a teaspoon of hemp or flaxseed oil mix in his egg. Or EVOO.

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    Great advice from everyone thank you so much.

    I want him to be healthy

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