Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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We have one fattie and one skinny in our house. Pixie has the potential to get overweight very quickly if we're not careful, and she is always acting as if she is hungry. But we feed her about 10 grams less of kibble per meal than Rascal, who is a picky eater (but loves the Orijen kibble we've recently switched to) and also quite active. They both weigh about the same, but Rascal is a taller dog. So I think the metabolisms are quite different.
Pixie gets between 40 and 45 grams per meal (twice a day) and it varies depending on how her ribs feel to us. So she gets 45 grams for a few weeks, then if she feels as if she's gaining weight, we cut back to 40 grams for a bit. Plus of course, she gets a few treats here and there!
Rascal gets 55 grams per meal, and usually finishes it all, but not always. He gets the same treats as Pixie. He is not at all fat and we can even feel his backbone. But this seems to be a good amount of food for him because he will not eat more than that anyway.
Each dog is different, just as we humans are!
Dorothy (Rascal and Pixie)