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Yesterday Gracie got her daily morning 1.5 cups of food. Last night she got about 1.5 cups but she kept nosing her food storage bin. So I gave her another .5 cups of food. (She almost never noses her food bin unless she is still hungry. So this morning I gave Gracie 2 cups of food this morning, I kinda figured that she might not eat tonight because I gave her so much food. Well I just feed her 1.5 cups. She ate it all and kept nosing her food bin again. So I gave her another 1.5 cups of food. She ate it all. When she is done eating and is full she will go lay down or walk around, but she never noses her food bin. So now for the past few days she has been. So should I bump her food amount up to 2 cups in the morning and 2.5 cups at night and see how that works? In the winter is when she gets the most excercise. Because she doesn't stop running and jumping in the snow. So I hope this is just a winter thing for her...

Any advice would be more than welcome. :)
 

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When we got Gracie (last winter) she was eating 2.5 cups morning and night. We cut her back because she was getting a little chunky. After we cut her back she was at a very good weight. Then after a few months of being on 2 cups morning and night she wouldn't eat her second meal. So we cut her back to 1.5 cups morning and night. Which worked great all summer long for the most part. So I am now wondering if it's just a winter thing. I am going to try 2 cups morning and night for a few days. If she keeps nosing the food bin then I will get a sample and drop it off to my vets office.
 

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If I see her gain a little chunk chunk I will back her food of some. I don't want to be the proud owner of a over weight dobe. :) Although I am sure I can give her another cup to two cups a day before I see any weight gain. The girl runs every where she goes. I mean every where. When you tell her to go lay down she runs to the livingroom. If you tell her to come she runs. She is always running. Is this normal? Lol.
 
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