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Old 10-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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During certain growth stages, I've fed up to 6-8 cups of food with puppies. My friend's male is 11 months and 72 lbs and eating 7-8 cups of food right now and looks good.
Thanks to everyone for your replies! I feel much better. There seems to be a wide range of how much people feed their dogs. I guess it really depends on the dog and the kind of food you are feeding them.

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:40 AM   #27 (permalink)
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In American recipes "cups" are frequently used as a measure for both liquids and dry goods - much to the confusion of UK would-be cooks. As a measure of volume for liquids, a cup = 8 fluid ounces = a half-pint = 237 mililitres.

As a measure of weight for dry goods, a cup = 8 ounces = a half-pound = 225 grammes.
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I know all foods are different, but I feed my 7 month old 6 cups of Solid Gold a day. I know Solid Gold is a high quality food, but it just seems like 6 cups is a bit much.

If you are using a high quality dry food, how much are you feeding your dog? If I feed him any less, he looks too skinny to me. I know some Dobes have pretty high metabolisms, so I'm not really concerned, I just think it's quite a bit of food. He's had numerous stool samples checked, so there's no parasites or anything like that. He's a very healthy dog from a great breeder (Bruda Dobermans), but I'm just curious how much you feed your 6-7 month old dogs.

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Hi there I think I have a sibling of your boy. Bruda Zarah v Shadai (Breaker X Ripley) and I fed her 3 cups a day (TOW). Last week we have visited Sandra, and she told me that Zarah is way to skinny and she is going through another growth period and I have to bump her food up to 4.5- 5 cups a day with all the yogurts, ground beef and so on.
Before I switched her to TOW i requested a clarification on the "CUP" from the manufacturer. Here is their reply: "Thank you for your inquiry. The feeding guide is based on an 8 ounce measuring cup. The food weighs about 3.5 ounces per cup."
I hope it helps
P.S their other sibling "Baby" getting 5-6 cups a day, but she is a bit bigger from her sister

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My girl is 6 months, approx 50lb & I feed her 4 cups (236ml) of acana lg breed puppy. She gets one "meal" a day & the rest of it is used for training throughout the day. She does get a minimal amount of "treats" for training ontop of the 4 cups per day.
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Hi there I think I have a sibling of your boy. Bruda Zarah v Shadai (Breaker X Ripley) and I fed her 3 cups a day (TOW). Last week we have visited Sandra, and she told me that Zarah is way to skinny and she is going through another growth period and I have to bump her food up to 4.5- 5 cups a day with all the yogurts, ground beef and so on.
Before I switched her to TOW i requested a clarification on the "CUP" from the manufacturer. Here is their reply: "Thank you for your inquiry. The feeding guide is based on an 8 ounce measuring cup. The food weighs about 3.5 ounces per cup."
I hope it helps
P.S their other sibling "Baby" getting 5-6 cups a day, but she is a bit bigger from her sister

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Yup, you do have a sibling of Vader! I also visited Sandra a few months ago, and she said he was too skinny also, and that's why I upped his food. He looks a lot better now, but before I visited her, I was giving him about 4 cups or a little less of food per day. I can tell that he's in a growth spurt as well now, so I might even have to up his food or go with a food that has a little higher fat content. Solid Gold only has 14%, which is a bit on the low side for growing puppies. Good luck with your pup! I'm very pleased with Vader for sure! This guy's the smartest dog I've ever had.
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I feed my 7 month old that is about 70 lbs 4 cups (measuring cups) of Orijen a day. He was on 6 cups a day before I switched food. When we switched to orijen I was able to feed much less. He looks great and is even getting more exercise now than ever. What a difference in energy that food gave my boys they could go go go all day.
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Magnum is almost 8 months and he gets 4-5 cups of food a day. We're feeding him GO!
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Magnum is almost 8 months and he gets 4-5 cups of food a day. We're feeding him GO!
That's a great food as well. They sell it at the pet specialty store we go to. That was one of the other foods I was considering.
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Chief is at 13 weeks and he's eating about 3 1/2 cups per day. I recently increased his amount because I found him a bit on the skinny side (ribs were popping out). Now he's still thin but I can feel the ribs as opposed to seeing them clearly.
I feed him the Performatrin Ultra Puppy Lamb and Brown Rice.
I use a fluid plastic measuring cup, so that's about 8 fluid oz.
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