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How much to feed
My Nico and Desi are now 7 months old. Even though they're littermates, they're different sizes - Desi is 13 pounds, Nico is 9. Their growth has slowed down greatly and I think this is close to where they're going to end up. Desi actually seems thinner than Nico; you can feel his ribs more. I guess it could be that he has bigger ribs, though, because he's taller, longer and just all around bigger. He also seems more muscular. They are not at all picky anymore - I'm still feeding them twice a day and they gobble everything up. In the morning they get a small spoonful of Pro Plan canned food, half an egg yolk and 1/3 cup kibble (Pro Plan Selects). In the evening they get the same thing, absent the egg. They also get some treats during the day. They always get a puppy size Pro Plan biscuit when they go to their crates at night, and they'll get little pieces of cheese or meat, Charlee Bears, jerky and chew sticks (not all of that every day, though). This is what they've been getting for a few months now. Lately they seem to be looking for food in between meals. They can hear the refrigerator open from 200 yards away and come running. When the kids are sitting at the kitchen table eating something the pups are sitting right there. They charge for their food bowls at meal time. They don't seem too thin, and they don't seem too fat - they just act hungry. Does it sound like they're not getting the right amount of food, or do all dogs do this?