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How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by JSAN_911 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:28 pm

seems these dogs if i let them they will destroy a bag of food like watching a movie with popcorn.

i notice in a lot of dogs, the prorportion of the feeding either seems to little or these suckers can eat.

how do you determine whats a good amount for your dog?
and do you believe you can feed them more, or that portion is to basically keep him full but yet in shape?
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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by SusanG on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:13 am

Raw food


dog food kept my dogs fat and when i tried to get them ready for shows they would lose muscle. So keeping them on raw and adjusting if I see spine more of the sides i feed.
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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by GIL on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:23 pm

I feed mine four cups of kibble a day, plus a quarter to half a cup worth of goodies... i.e. liver and rice or can food. But I do believe dogs don't eat to get full but to get the nutrition their bodies need... so if you feed a low quality food with a bunch of fillers they will eat more of it vs a food with a better quality protien tends to fill them up with less food... also makes clean up easier... COOL

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Post by rahjr on Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:26 am

i have a pitcher that holds 2 qaurt,s dry food and that is where i start,and i adjust it by how they look. i have a couple big male,s that eat 1 1/2 of those pittchers and i have a couple of smaller dog,s that get the same because they are so active. if a dog dont eat all they get less from then on,unless they look like they need more. i keep them a little lean but not as much in winter. i just judge how a dog look,s and if it need,s more or less.

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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by JSAN_911 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:28 am

rahjr wrote:i have a pitcher that holds 2 qaurt,s dry food and that is where i start,and i adjust it by how they look. i have a couple big male,s that eat 1 1/2 of those pittchers and i have a couple of smaller dog,s that get the same because they are so active. if a dog dont eat all they get less from then on,unless they look like they need more. i keep them a little lean but not as much in winter. i just judge how a dog look,s and if it need,s more or less.
thanks for your feed back. ok thats good based on looks.they never seem to get full lol
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Post by bulldozer bullies on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:51 am

rahjr wrote:i have a pitcher that holds 2 qaurt,s dry food and that is where i start,and i adjust it by how they look. i have a couple big male,s that eat 1 1/2 of those pittchers and i have a couple of smaller dog,s that get the same because they are so active. if a dog dont eat all they get less from then on,unless they look like they need more. i keep them a little lean but not as much in winter. i just judge how a dog look,s and if it need,s more or less.


I have to agree with you.. I feed them on based on how they look, my dogs are very active, plus I work them out a couple times a week on the flirt pole.... to get that lean muscle plus cardio... they play in the back yard all day.. but not a work out.. having said that.. I depends..I diff feed them more on work out days as oppose to rest day.. I have noticed that raw in addition to kebble, works well for me.. raw doesnt have all the nutrients and calories they need to I add some good kibble to give them a balance diet.I only feed raw to my pups that are 8 months old and older..feeding them to much protein as youngers can give you joint and leg problems, ie cowhalk....

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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by Taskmaster on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:47 pm

GIL wrote:I feed mine four cups of kibble a day, plus a quarter to half a cup worth of goodies... i.e. liver and rice or can food. But I do believe dogs don't eat to get full but to get the nutrition their bodies need... so if you feed a low quality food with a bunch of fillers they will eat more of it vs a food with a better quality protien tends to fill them up with less food... also makes clean up easier... COOL
Amen!!!!! What he said.
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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by Taskmaster on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:35 pm

I feed according to what my eye tells me...is the dog in good flesh? With nice muscle definition? Or should the food be increased, decreased, changed etc.
Sometimes though a dog doesn't need more food just exercise. A dog who isn't receiving adquate physical exercise muscles will atrophy, resulting in diminish size and mass. People will often mistakenly feed more when thats need is some a little exercise.
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Re: How do you determine how much to feed?

Post by GIL on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:23 am

I agree with Linda too... but want to add, that too high of protien can effect developing pups, I do not recomend using a high protien puppy food with this breed. IMO a good quality adult food once the pup is 3-4 months old is best to reduce the chances of issue.

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