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How often and how much do you feed your dog?

Have you transitioned to a different formula as your dog aged?
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I tried to transition my anatolian to a senior diet, but it just gave her the runs. I so I feed her less of a regular adult kibble.

all my dogs are 2x/day. although my little guy, Ollie, he is still free fed, but pretty much just eats at night.
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How often and how much do you feed your dog?

Have you transitioned to a different formula as your dog aged?
I have never fed Tyler, who is 16 years old, a "senior" food. He eats 1/3 c twice a day of Natural Balance sweet potato and fish formula small breed bites which states that it is "complete and balanced from puppies to adults". I also add a very small amount of cooked sweet potato to his kibble. He loves it and does very well on it. I do, however, use the kibble in his food puzzles and Kong at one point or a other during the day to keep his mind active, so I guess if I count that, he gets a bit more than 2/3 c per day. I also give him pieces of carrots when I make lunch for DH and myself. Tyler is on the lean side, weighing 13+ lbs which his vet thinks is good for him due to some weakness in his hindquarters. I have used different kibble throughout his life but not because of age.

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I have never fed Tyler, who is 16 years old, a "senior" food. He eats 1/3 c twice a day of Natural Balance sweet potato and fish formula small breed bites which states that it is "complete and balanced from puppies to adults". I also add a very small amount of cooked sweet potato to his kibble. He loves it and does very well on it. I do, however, use the kibble in his food puzzles and Kong at one point or a other during the day to keep his mind active, so I guess if I count that, he gets a bit more than 2/3 c per day. I also give him pieces of carrots when I make lunch for DH and myself. Tyler is on the lean side, weighing 13+ lbs which his vet thinks is good for him due to some weakness in his hindquarters. I have used different kibble throughout his life but not because of age.

Hope that helps.
You definitely must be doing something right!!

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OOps. Forgot to add how I feed mine..
Mornings Pixie gets 1/2 scoop of Ziwipeak venison and fish, Mig 3/4 scoop. I got their lamb formula for a little variety, but I feed that only a few times a week (their website says higher calorie content.)
Dinner they split half a can of Merrick, sometimes a little more, various flavors.
I eliminated all treats. I am fighting a battle with their "dad" who loves to dole out treats, thus resulting in two plumper than they should be dogs.

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regular food. Senior and puppy foods are a gimmick. Don't reduce the protein unless requested by a knowledgable vet. http://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/dogs-and-protein/

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I feed all 4 of my dogs Fromm Grain-Free kibble which is an all life stages food- my senior nearly 15 year old, 19 lb, JR/Corgi mix eats a little less than 1/2 cup in the morning and again at night. Additionally, I add canned pumpkin, a bit of plain organic full fat yogurt, boiled egg yolk, or dried cranberries several times per week.


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