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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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Prince shows no interest on kibbles that breeder gave me, I switch it to Formm Puppy Gold , and he loves it, empty the bowl in 2 mins.
He does poops a lot, 4 times a days, and he's getting a lot bigger in just a week. I'm kind worry about his weight.
Maybe I should try the ziwipeak instant dry kibble.
besides, he sleeps a lot. Wake up at 6, napping from 8:00-10;00, and again at 2:00-4:00.

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Prince shows no interest on kibbles that breeder gave me, I switch it to Formm Puppy Gold , and he loves it, empty the bowl in 2 mins.
He does poops a lot, 4 times a days, and he's getting a lot bigger in just a week. I'm kind worry about his weight.
Maybe I should try the ziwipeak instant dry kibble.
besides, he sleeps a lot. Wake up at 6, napping from 8:00-10;00, and again at 2:00-4:00.
The amount of pooping will decrease as Prince gets older. Discuss the weight gain with your vet. The amount on the package is just a recommended range and the required amount is usually much less. How many calories is he getting a day (including treats)?

Kiwi peak is a dried raw food, not kibble.

Puppies nap a lot

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The amount of pooping will decrease as Prince gets older. Discuss the weight gain with your vet. The amount on the package is just a recommended range and the required amount is usually much less. How many calories is he getting a day (including treats)?

Kiwi peak is a dried raw food, not kibble.

Puppies nap a lot
I gave him 3 meals a day, 1/4cup of Formm Puppy Gold each meal. ( actually I'm switching from Eukanuba(1/8) to Formm 1/8 )
Treats ? I guess about 10 pieces of Zukes Roasted Chicken Recipe, for training purpose , which is 3.19 Cal/treat. And I buy the wild rabbit recipe([email protected]) and savory salmon(2.87cal/@) this morning, in order to cut some extra calories.

How do I know/calculate how many calories he needs daily? the Dog Food Calculator @ dog food advisor is for adults dog only.

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Make sure you transition to a new food gradually because this can cause stomach upset or increased pooping.



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I checked and the puppy gold is 417 calories/cup so 1/4c 3x day is about 312 calories. Add to that about 30 calries from the treats and you have about 340calories per day.

each dog is different but I don't think that amount of calories is excessive. How much does he weigh? How old is she?

Weight is also somewhat determined by genetics. How large are his parents?

Usually a good rule of thumb is to check the area around their ribs. If you can feel each rib without having to poke through a layer of fat, they are not overweight.

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I checked and the puppy gold is 417 calories/cup so 1/4c 3x day is about 312 calories. Add to that about 30 calries from the treats and you have about 340calories per day.

each dog is different but I don't think that amount of calories is excessive. How much does he weigh? How old is she?

Weight is also somewhat determined by genetics. How large are his parents?

Usually a good rule of thumb is to check the area around their ribs. If you can feel each rib without having to poke through a layer of fat, they are not overweight.
Thanks for the information.
He is 11 weeks, and weight around 4lb 8 oz - 5 lb now.
His parents are 12,13 lbs and the breeder was guessing he's gonna be around 13-14, and the vet said is about 14-15.

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Just keep checking his ribs and tuck up. You should be able to feel his ribs without pressing too hard. He should also have a waist from above and a tuck up from the side.

My guys get about 300 calories in food plus treats.





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Just keep checking his ribs and tuck up. You should be able to feel his ribs without pressing too hard. He should also have a waist from above and a tuck up from the side.

My guys get about 300 calories in food plus treats.
OMG ! Prince only 11 weeks and have about 350cal/day
Am I feeding him too much ?

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You could ask your breeder or vet for an idea of how much Prince should be eating per day. Just remember that puppies require more calories than adult dogs so you can't exactly compare what he eats to everyone else on the forum.



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