I just switched odie from Pro Plan puppy food to Pro Plan adult food today. With the puppy food he was eating about 4 3/4 cups a day. The bag of adult food says to feed him 2 1/2 cups. Thats half of what he was eating before. Does this sound right? He's 60lbs
I hope you did the switch gradually, not in one day. :scare:
Also, how old is Odie? Is he still growing? You will probably have to feed more of the adult for a while, then taper off if you see him gaining weight. Some dogs need more than the 'recommended amount,' and others need less. A lot depends on their activity level and how much energy they burn during a day.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Alfie has 4 cups a day
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How old is he? compare the calorie content of the puppy food with the adult food and make a judgement from there. 4 3/4 cups to 2 1/2 cups is quite a significant cut.
I tend to feed my dogs by their condition and not by guidelines. If they are maintaining a good weight, I keep feeding them a steady amount. If they look a little chunky, I cut back by half a cup or so. If they look too lean I up the amount.
My adult dogs get roughly 400 grams a day. That is 3 - 3 1/2 cups give or take. Of course, that doesn't include various treats they might get during the day.
He's almost 12 months old. 60 pounds. He has appeared to stop growing. In the past month and a half his weight has stabilized. I just don't want to underfeed him
Ha! Love it.Originally Posted by Trickster
I'd compare the kcal amounts and maybe start with three cups and assess from there. Like the above, I feed based on body condition and not anything else.
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