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Old 01-03-2012, 03:21 PM
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My 30 pound dog eats as much as my boss's 6 pound chi who maintains a good weight lol
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I find it crazy when we have overweight, 80+ pound labs at work that eat less than Juno, who is a lean 50 pounds. I wish I could sustain my dog on less food lol.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:51 PM
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Presidents Choice Nutrition First Senior/Weight Loss formula
She is free fed, so there is always food available. She eats about 3/4-1 cup/day.
385kcal/cup--currently she is on a different formula, so I'm. Not sure what the normal food has for Kcal/cup
She weighs 48lbs and is 15 years old.
She gets 3 1-hour long walks a day, and then plays in the house
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:18 PM
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I find it crazy when we have overweight, 80+ pound labs at work that eat less than Juno, who is a lean 50 pounds. I wish I could sustain my dog on less food lol.
Corgis are notorious for being able to sustain on waaaaaaaay less than most other dogs their size. They were the poor farmers dog so they either adapted to less or they starved!
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:22 PM
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Elsie is about 40lbs, 14 months old, moderately active, and eats 4.5-5 cups of food, plus two eggs, plus about a cup of treats a day (so, like 2,400kcal/day).

Zobby is about 22lbs, 5 years old, not particularly active, and eats about 1/2-3/4 cup of food a day.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:23 PM
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What Food?: Acana Grain Free rotation - Grasslands, Ranchlands, Wild Prairie and Pacifica.
Kcal/cup: between 425-460 kcal/cup, depending on formula
How Much Per Day?: approx. 2 cups
Weight of Dog: 45lbs
Age of Dog: 3 years old
Activity: Quite active - at least an hour of true exercise a day, if not more, plus walks, training, mindwork etc.

Finn's exercise levels tone down a bit in the winter, so I usually drop him to 1 3/4 cups in the winter to keep him trim. On the same hand, if we're having a particularly active season I bump him up to as much as 2.5 cups/day. I play it by ear, and by his shape. I don't really change measurements of his food between formulations, though - they're all in a similar enough range that I don't notice a difference.
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Wow he eats a lot lol
It does seem like a lot! That's why I was curious to compare. Last year, I would have said 3/4 cup would be wayyy too much but when he still seems hungry, he's the kind of dog who REALLY is hungry. He maintains fairly well and won't just eat to eat. If I just poured 3/4 cup into a bowl, he would not eat it all at once. So I don't wanna starve him if he's truly hungry, hence why he's been getting 3/4 cup.... but I will say we're only on our 2nd bag of Acana, he was eating other lower cal/lower fat foods from late July-early November on the 3/4 cup amount so I just hope he doesn't start gaining weight.

It seems most yorkies half his size eat between 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup per day so I dunno, just seems like I'd be starving him on 1/2 cup without high cal/high fat treats and canned foods that he used to be getting.

Only canned food he gets now is a spoonful in the AM of Weruva.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM
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My 30 pound dog eats as much as my boss's 6 pound chi who maintains a good weight lol
Chloe is the same way. Cynder is on the same diet, same activity level, and is half her size...but Chloe eats half as much as she does. LOL
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:09 PM
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What Food?: Prey Model Raw
Kcal/cup: n/a
How Much Per Day?: 0.75-1lb
Weight of Dog: 47lbs
Age of Dog: 5 yrs old
Activity: High.

Scout
What Food?: Prey Model Raw
Kcal/cup: n/a
How Much Per Day?: 1-1.5lbs
Weight of Dog: 58lbs
Age of Dog: 3.5 yrs old
Activity: High.

Spaz
What Food?: Prey Model Raw
Kcal/cup: n/a
How Much Per Day?: 0.5-0.75lb
Weight of Dog: 22lbs
Age of Dog: 11 months (estimated)
Activity: Well he is named Spaz for a very good reason, lol.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:15 AM
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For Nia
What Food?: Acana Prairie, Grasslands, Pacifica, Ranchlands
Kcal/cup: 430 kcal/cup (around here, I think the formulas vary a little)
How Much Per Day?: just over 1/4 cup with regular exercise (1-2 hrs a day), with excessive exercise like going hiking, camping, etc. it gets upped to 1/2 cup a day.
Weight of Dog: 6.5 lbs
Age of Dog: 3
Activity: Active (1-2 hrs run/fetch a day)

Note: I do keep Nia thinner than my aunt's family keeps Truffs and Pop.


For Truffles and Popcorn

What Food?: Rotation of all Orijen formulas (not including puppy and senior)
Kcal/cup: 480 kcal/cup (around here, I think the formulas vary a little)
How Much Per Day?: Truffles gets 1 cup. Popcorn gets 1/3-1/2 cup.
Weight of Dog: Truffles = 18 lbs. Popcorn = 8 lbs.
Age of Dog: Truffles = 6, Popcorn = 3
Activity: Moderately active. Twice a week to the park (3-4 hrs), walks everyday.
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