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    DefaultFeeding help

    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

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    DefaultRe: Feeding help

    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.
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    DefaultRe: Feeding help

    Alfie has 4 cups a day

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    DefaultRe: Feeding help

    How long is a piece of string?

    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.



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    DefaultRe: Feeding help

    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

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    DefaultRe: Feeding help

    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster
    How long is a piece of string?
    Ha! Love it.

    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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