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    I am currently feeding Loki Purina Puppy Chow, with a view to move to ProPlan or Selects Adult in 6 or 7 weeks. Currently feeding three times a day of about 1/2 cup each time. I also intend to modify his last feed according to the number of treats he's had throughout the day.

    I guess my question is, despite knowing what the bag says to feed him, am I overdoing it or underdoing it? The breeder recommended more, but he's rather rotund.

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    I never feed what the bag says. It has been 8 years since I had a puppy I can't remeber how much I feed her or how to judge. Someone will tell help more.

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    Loki is 2 months old? He should be getting more than 1½ cups of food per day, IMO. Generally, and this is for MY dogs, I recommend as many cups as they are months old. So, a 2 month old puppy should be getting 2 cups, a 3½ month old puppy should be getting 3½ cups per day, etc. Generally, once again, this is true up until the dog reaches about 6 months of age.



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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    ...Generally, and this is for MY dogs, I recommend as many cups as they are months old. So, a 2 month old puppy should be getting 2 cups, a 3½ month old puppy should be getting 3½ cups per day, etc. Generally, once again, this is true up until the dog reaches about 6 months of age.
    Laura, that's a great guideline! Caleb's breeder recommended 1 /14 cups twice a day at 8 weeks, which was actually too much for him (he didn't eat it all). I don't remember how much I actually ended up giving him, tho- but I know I cut the amount back.

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    It's pretty general, but I've found it's pretty accurate and easy for puppy buyers to remember.



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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    It's pretty general, but I've found it's pretty accurate and easy for puppy buyers to remember.
    Yeah, that's what's so brillant about it. Leave it to you to come up with that idea! Now, what's the chances I'll remember it years from now when we get another puppy? LOL

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    Labby, thank you for taking the time to respond. I've taken it onboard and increased Loki's meals to 2/3 cup x 3 per day. The breeders recommended more as I stated, but I was uncertain as he seems a little rotund. Puppy fat maybe???

    I feed him about roughly 0630, 1230 and 1800... I'm trying to be slightly varied about when he gets fed as I don't want him destroying the house before I get home (IF for whatever reason I am late).

    He's a beautifully natured pup, and often its difficult not to give in when he looks at me looking for food. As I write this, he's at my feet asleep after playtime.

    Thank you again for sharing your experience with one at the other end of the spectrum.

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    Have you looked into crate training? He is awfully young to be on his own loose in the house all day.
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    I agree with above!!!

    and Loki is soooo cute. Wow. SO getting a yellow next time. ha ha


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    Quote Originally Posted by MicksMom View Post
    Yeah, that's what's so brillant about it. Leave it to you to come up with that idea! Now, what's the chances I'll remember it years from now when we get another puppy? LOL
    Prolly zero which is why I'll expect a PM from you to ask me again. lol



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