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Old 06-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #1021
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You're feeding that dog WAY too much. I have a lab that size that eats about two and a half cups total in a day. You're going to have one of those mega fat labs you see barely walking around.
Yeah, when I read that I was like, damn, my am I feeding my dogs enough? They get about 2 1/2 cups a day too and they are very fit and trim looking. Our rescue was skin and bones when we found him with his ribs showing through and now he looks as healthy as an ox. And they go for 4 mile walks with us daily as well. Five cups/day does seem like a lot for one dog...
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #1022
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Thanks for the food advice. I'm considering Earthborn Holistic. No recalls, grain free, great price, and highly recommended by all the dog food experts.

Here's a pic of Maya and Kou, my mom's Shiba Inu. Kou hated Maya at first but now they're pals.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #1023
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Axel - 70 lb American Bully

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #1024
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Yeah, when I read that I was like, damn, my am I feeding my dogs enough? They get about 2 1/2 cups a day too and they are very fit and trim looking. Our rescue was skin and bones when we found him with his ribs showing through and now he looks as healthy as an ox. And they go for 4 mile walks with us daily as well. Five cups/day does seem like a lot for one dog...
Me too. In fact, it might be closer to 1c morning and 1c night, depending on if the kids get the cup full or not. It's somewhere between 2-3c per day though. Damn dog acts hungry all the time but again, he's healthy, not emaciated. I attribute it to his time on the street. He's a scavenger, for sure. He'll eat lettuce, broccoli, kale, carrots, he'll eat the paper towel you wiped your mouth with, if you let him.

They found rocks in his stomach when he was rescued, so I guess I can understand. I can't give him bones very often because he eats them instantly. I'm serious, if you give him bones from a rack of ribs they're gone in under 2 minutes. Then he yacks them back up sometimes. We bought him those greenies for his teeth once. Lasted about 12 seconds.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:08 PM   #1026
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You're feeding that dog WAY too much. I have a lab that size that eats about two and a half cups total in a day. You're going to have one of those mega fat labs you see barely walking around.
Wow tuff room, I'm working with a vet and doing what the bag of puppy food tell me. she is 6 months and 33lbs. She loves to run and I walk her twice a day. She is at the low end of what is normal. The first year is when they build their bone structure.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #1027
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Wow tuff room, I'm working with a vet and doing what the bag of puppy food tell me. she is 6 months and 33lbs. She loves to run and I walk her twice a day. She is at the low end of what is normal. The first year is when they build their bone structure.
6 months and 33lbs. is 2-3c per day according to that chart...I don't know where you got the larger number??

I do know some of the natural foods recommend a much higher feeding, and I think it's due to lower fat/protein totals. Wife brought home Trader Joes brand food once and it wanted 3 feedings of 1-2c. per day. Dog was always hungry, like stalking me every time I went down to the basement...no bueno
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #1028
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6 months and 33lbs. is 2-3c per day according to that chart...I don't know where you got the larger number??
It's the bottom left portion of the chart. 5-6 cups a day for a 6 month old puppy that is expected to weigh ~100lbs when fully developed. 33lbs is the dogs current weight.

I read it too and was like, "Where the hell...?"

I just switched to BB Wilderness Chicken Formula as soon as I found out the BX carries it. Spendy, but a little less food per meal and less crap to pick up is nothing to complain about. Not to mention (hopefully) healthier dogs for the future. Mine are by no means unhealthy, but maybe less issues when they get older.

But, back to the thread. I don't know why, but she is always laying in these goofy positions. Makes me laugh...
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But, back to the thread. I don't know why, but she is always laying in these goofy positions. Makes me laugh...
my dog only does that when she is warm/hot. my theory is that she's exposing her non-furry belly, to aid with cooling. in winter, when it's cooler, she only sleeps curled up in a ball - to stay warmer.
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my dog only does that when it's warm/hot. my theory is that she's exposing her non-furry belly, to aid with cooling. in winter, when it's cooler, she only sleeps curled up in a ball - to stay warmer.
Harper is the same. You know it is hot out when he is laid out like a porn star on the kitchen tile, lol.
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