The kibble we give the boys, Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream, has changed the size of the kibble. It is now smaller. However, the feeding directions on the bag have not changed accordingly.
We have a plastic container that we put the food in, and serve it from there. With the old, larger-sized kibble, only about 2/3 to 3/4 of the bag would fit in the container. Now, it all fits (yes, it is still a 30-pound bag). This means that when I give them a 1/2 cup of kibble, they are getting more than they did before because more food fits in the same cup.
Poor boys now get smaller scoops of food and they think they are starving to death. We used to give Buddy a heaping 1/2 cup and Champ two heaping 1/2 cups, twice a day. Now they get level 1/2 cup scoops. From the way they act, you'd think they were only getting spoons full! We are now giving them green beans in addition to their afternoon kibble, as well as at night, just to keep them from acting like idiots and driving us crazy for more food. We really didn't need the extra added cost, but we had to do something because they were begging for the next meal 2 hours early.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy