Roscoe and Stella's Mom
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
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Mine are 8 mos and 4 mos and both eat adult food. There is not much of a difference between puppy and adult formulas in most cases. I had no choice because Roscoe is allergic to chicken and I couldn't find a single puppy formula sans poultry.
The amount of food you should feed should be on the bag of dog food - there will be a chart with weight and age. Usually it will say something like 2-20 lbs, so you can feed somewhere in the middle of the suggested range. For example, if they suggest 1/4 to 1.5 cups per day, you can feed about a cup. From my experience, I would say that most people feed their puppies around 1 cup per day, and then reduce slightly as they get older.
As for your 10-12 lb hopes, you should probably let those go. Maddie was 12 lbs at 6 mos and is now 21 lbs. Roscoe is 8 mos and 10 lbs, he hasn't grown in over two months so I'm fairly sure he's done. Stella is 4 mos and 8.5 lbs...she is going to be a bigger girl (poor Roscoe!).
Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill