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Question help ,how much do you feed your Hav?

I have just started on a new food, we switched to Fromm's. Bauer was always a grazing , he is 2, now that he is on his new food he inhales it and I have no idea how much to give him per day, he wieghs 15 and a half pounds and the vet says he is perfect wieght. Any help would be great
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How much were you feeding him of his old food? That should give you a good starting point.

Kodi eats 1/4c twice a day, and I think that's pretty common for those of us who want to keep our Havs trim and fit.


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I go by what the bag says. Although mine are not eating as much of their new food I try to get them to eat twice a day about 1/4 plus a nibble or two. Mine are about 1 and 1/2 and one and a few mo old. I switched from Acana because the bits were for a large dog. To Taste of the wild prairie mix,. I tried the salmon one but Zoey got the runs I would love to adjust it so she could tolerate the fish.

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Most days Brody is still eating 1/4 cup three times a day. I can't seem to get him to want to skip a meal! Although last night he lost his dinner because he didn't eat it after it had been down for 2 hours. Of course, when I put it on the counter he totally wanted it, but mean mommy didn't give it to him.

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I have tried the 1/4 twice a day but he inhales it and wants more, on his old food he barely ate it, but I dont want to over feed him, also in his old food he would just nibble here in and there all day so the food would stay there now 1/4 cup is gone right away and his paws the bowl for more
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Isabella is 7 months and eats a little more than an 1/8th C twice a day. If your vet says he's an ideal weight at 15 pounds, I'd keep him on the same you've been feeding him. Provided he stays active, it would only stand to reason a 15 pounder would need more than a 12 pounder just to maintain current weight.




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I have tried the 1/4 twice a day but he inhales it and wants more, on his old food he barely ate it, but I dont want to over feed him, also in his old food he would just nibble here in and there all day so the food would stay there now 1/4 cup is gone right away and his paws the bowl for more
Kodi always wants more too, but that's not his decision.


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Tucker gets 1/3 cup of California Naturals Venison Grain Free twice a day. The bag says he should be getting 1 1/3 cups a day, but that's way to much to keep him trim and healthy. Maybe once a week he won't eat one of his meals. He gets a few small treats also along with a flossie every few days. He loves apples and carrots and I'll give him some when I eat them for my snack. BTW, Tucker stays between 17 & 18 lbs. He weighs less during the months when we can get out and walk more. He's just a big boy, but definitely not fat.
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Kobe eats 1/2 cup twice a day. Science diet puppy food. He is 9 months old and weighs 10 1/2 pounds. His mom and dad both weighed 9 to 9 1/2. He is just right I think. He to inhales his food evertime!!
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Kodi always wants more too, but that's not his decision.
You're awesome . It's not always easy to say no to our precious puppies, but just as we can't let our children eat all they'd like, it's unhealthy to just let them eat and eat. In humans, it takes 20 minutes after the tummy is full for the brain to register we're full. I'd expect a similar delay in dogs.




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