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    2dogs0604 is offline Junior Member
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    My 11 week old puppy is gobbling her food. I am feeding her puppy Authority food from Petsmart. I feed her three times a day. She's having total about two and a half cups a day. Is this the right amount? Anytime I feed her she gobbles it quickly and acts like she is starving. She has been treated for worms so I do not think it's related to any issues like that. I went and bought her a gobble bowl from petsmart but she still eats extremely fast. Is this normal puppy behavior that she will outgrow? I thought at first it was due to her coming from a large litter and maybe having to compete for food. However it's been three weeks since I got her and she's not slowing down. Any suggestions? Should I change her food?

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    My lab ate so fast aswell what I did was I bought 3 kongs and divided her meals into them, it took her longer(have me a bit of peace LOL!) and since then she eats slowly. I did that for a few weeks. What is her weight? If her weight is good I would stick with the amount your feeding.

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    At 11 wks, my guess is she may not be getting enough w/ just 2.5 C total a day. That's more what my 8-9 wk olds would eat. My newest pup was at 3.5C at 11wks but she gets a fair amount of exercise too.

    How does she feel (ribs), and is she gaining ~2 lbs per week on average? Those aspects are what I go by.

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    She is very little only 18 pounds. Sadly I got her from a family whose pet labs had puppies. It was their first litter and they were having mom fixed after. However when I went to pick her up she had flees. I treated her as soon as I got home and got her on advantage. However then I found out she had tape worms. It has been terrible honestly and in the future I will def go with a good breeder. I just didn't know any in my area at the time. I have had her several times at the vet and he says she will catch up. How much would you guys recommend I give her at each feeding? Do you think the type of food she is on is fine? She is small but doesn't look sickly. Thank you guys for the advice.

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    FWIW.

    We still use this to feed Ruby twice a day.

    https://www.justlabradors.com/forum/l...ow-feeder.html
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    You can try using a special feeder bowl like I now do with my own Lab:

    Whoa Buddy! bowl: Whoa Buddy! Dog Food Bowl Oster (Pet Equipment Supplies - Pet Travel Safety - Bowls Feeders)
    Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder bowl: Dog Games :: Slo-Bowls -
    DuraPet Slow-Feed bowl: Dishes & Bowls for Dogs: DuraPetâ„¢ Slow-Feed Bowl from Drs. Foster & Smith
    Petco Slow Feed bowl: Petco Blue Slow Feed Plastic Bowl at PETCO


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    You could spread the food out on a big tray or dish.

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