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    Dean is offline Junior Member
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    Default Feeding my 7 month old Lab

    I hope someone can help, I have read so many contraditions on how much to feed my Lab. At present he gets fed half a mug of dry food three times a day, this is sometimes substituted with some cooked rice, pasta, fresh chicken and fresh vegetables. I addition he gets treats when he is good, this gets subtracted from his overall daily allowance.

    I am about to go down to two feeds a day and wanted to knwo whether he needs the same amount of food split into two feeds or more.

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    What is a "mug"? More importantly, how does your dog look? Can you feel his ribs when you touch him lightly? Or does he have a big layer of fat over them? How does he look from the top (looking down)? Can you see a waistline? If you feel his ribs when you press in lightly and he has a waistline, then you are feeding the right amount and should just divide the total amount into two feedings. If not, you'll need to cut back.








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    Default Re: Feeding my 7 month old Lab

    What is a "mug"?
    My guess is a drinking mug...they hold about 100 grams of food when full.

    What brand of food are you feeding? 1 1/2 cups (150 grams) a day does not sound like a lot of food for a 7 month old. Getting the amount of food correct is particularly important while he is still growing -- young pups need more food than adult dogs do.

    My dogs were on 3-4 cups a day at that age. The amount I fed peaked at around 6 months and went down to what I feed now; either 3 cups of kibble, 1 1/2 cups of kibble and 1lb of raw or 2lbs of all raw.

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    Default Re: Feeding my 7 month old Lab

    I was thinking the same as Trickster. You can tell alot by looking at your dog as well as feeling his ribs. Tal is 5 months and I feed him 3 - 4 servings (3/4 cup of kibble) each day. You cannot see his ribs but i can feel them and he has a waistline. Likewise, any treats I give him I adjust his kible accordingly.

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