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I was going to also post what Chica's mom put up about the BB feeding guidelines. I used that with Lola and started on 1/3 2x day and just lowered it to 1/4 2x day. Looking up her age and weight should give you a better idea of how much to feed. Hopefully the pooping will slow down a bit (or a lot!)

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Lauren, thanks for your advise. Yes, definitely going to 2 meals/day. Wow, 1/4 cup 2 x day? I've been giving Kallie 1 cup total per day. Maybe THAT'S why she's pooping so much! We did make it til 6:00 AM today! But by 8:00 AM she has already pooped 2 times.

So am I feeding her too much?
At 16 1/2 lbs, Kodi is a BIG Hav, and he only gets 1/4 cup twice a day.


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How much does Kallie weigh? You feed according to expected full grown weight. The guidelines are on the bag. BB suggests feeding 2 x day at your dog's age.
http://bluebuffalo.com/dog-food/lp-p...toy&animal=dog
Be careful about going by the recommendations on the bag. Remember, they are in the business of selling dog food. The "recommendations" are almost invariably higher than a dog really needs for good health. Slim dogs are healthier and live longer.


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Kallie weighs 12.4 lbs @ 10 months. The BB bag says for up to 15 lbs between 1/4 cup & 1 1/3 cups daily. Quite a range! Sort of leaves it up to guessing, doesn't it?
http://bluebuffalo.com/dog-food/basics-turkey

Starting Saturday morning, I've cut her down to 1/4 cup 2 X day. Much less pooping going on today! She got DH up @ 6:00 AM today, but during the week we're up by then anyway. So this is just normal for her. But no 2 - 3:00 AM potty call! I knew I could turn to my friends here on the forum & you'd help me figure this out. Thanks for everyone's input. Now if she doesn't starve to death (in her mind, anyway)! A drastic cut in food intake.

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Yea! Another night of uninterrupted sleep. By golly, I think we've fixed the issue. Thanks so much for everyone's help!

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LOL, Karen. I'm doing back-flips!

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If she's not overweight, I wouldn't cut back on the amount you are feeding her. Can you easily feel her ribs? Does she have a nice Tuck Up? Can you feel her backbone? If you can, do not cut back on her food. I agree it is a lot of poop! Does she get daily walks?Mmaybe that would help her burn some of it off





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Vet says she's at perfect weight. Yes,you can feel her ribs & backbone. And she has a great tuck up. How will more walks burn off more poop? Please explain how that works. You may very well be right, I just don't understand that concept.

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