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    Defaultfeeding/vet emergency visit

    HI..this a.m., we took Dakota to the vets..first time since getting him..he was sick. Throwing up..and a bloated stomach. Long story short..x-rays showed a very large stomach, and some foreign bodies in it..vet had a consult with a radiologist..and the consult said it wasn't anything to worry about..he was full of air and gas...my question is..I think I may be overfeeding him in the morning..how much is given to a 22 lb 12 week pup. Is it still 1/2 oz. per lb of body weight..or are pups different.????? If necessary, we will get a 2nd set of x-rays in the morning...to compare stomach size and contents.
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    DefaultRe: feeding/vet emergency visit

    How many times a day are you feeding Dakota? I would look on your food bag & they will tell you how much a pup Dakota's size should eat in a day. I then divided the feedings into 4 at first then went down to three divided feedings.
    Hope Dakota feels better.

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    Hi Georgie..he seems to be doing better. Unfortunately,dippy me..I put the dog food into a container..and threw the bag out. I'm thinking he had too much to eat this am, my fault of course. I'm going to try less..and next time I am at the petstore..check the bag for amounts. I feed him morning and late afternoon, per the breeders instructions.
    Thank you for the kind words!
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgie
    How many times a day are you feeding Dakota? I would look on your food bag & they will tell you how much a pup Dakota's size should eat in a day. I then divided the feedings into 4 at first then went down to three divided feedings.
    Hope Dakota feels better.
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    DefaultRe: feeding/vet emergency visit

    The amount varies greatly by dog and food. The bag is a good place to start but it's normally on the high side so I would start out about a half cup less than the bag recommendation divided by 3.
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    DefaultRe: feeding/vet emergency visit

    My vet recommended dividing feedings for puppies (esp. large breed pups) into as many feedings as your schedule allowed. We did five small feedings for a month or so.
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    DefaultRe: feeding/vet emergency visit

    Thanks to all..I'll check the bag next time I go to Petsmart. I'm feeding him 1 and 1/2 cup in the a.m., and the same amount around 3-4 p.m. I supplement with Nutro puppy biscuits during training. He's fine now..back to his old wild self..LOL I do believe it was my fault for over feeding him.
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