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Old 01-05-2012, 09:50 AM
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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.
If he's a good weight then its moot dogs need what they need.

I am just surprised in general how much people feed their dogs. Mine eat like nothing (and they are thin but not skinny... as I pointed out in the weight thread I like my dogs to have a bit of reserves..)

I think I shall pet them all and tell them I appreciate their frugal digestive systems
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:01 AM
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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!
Someone should give Tipper this memo. LOL.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:09 AM
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What Food?: Raw
Kcal/cup:
How Much Per Day?: 1lb-1.4lbs
Weight of Dog: ~80lbs
Age of Dog: ~7-8 years
Activity: Moderate

Pig
What Food?: Raw
Kcal/cup:
How Much Per Day?: .9lb-1.2lb
Weight of Dog: 30lbs
Age of Dog: 9 months
Activity: High
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:37 AM
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aww Fozzie eats less than Jackson Not including prey model raw in this, which varies way too much as far as types of meat & calories. In general, Fozzie eats 1/2 lb and Gonzo eats atleast 1 lb of raw.

What food?: Nature's Variety Instinct Turkey & Duck
Kcal/cup: 470 kcals
How much per day?: 2/3 cup
Weight of dog: 47 lbs
Age of dog: 5 years old
Activity: 1 hour or more daily, mostly running around/playing with Gonzo & his dog friends

What food?: Nature's Variety Instinct Turkey & Duck
Kcals/cup: 470 kcals
How much per day?: 1.5-2 cups
Weight of dog: 40 lbs
Age of dog: 11 years old
Activity: 1 hour or more daily, very very active!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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I've lowered Jackson's food to 2/3 cup per day on the Acana -- he looked like he was a bit chubbier, hardly by a lot, but to ME, it seemed he was. He seems satisfied with it. I have been giving him 1/3 cup in the AM and 1/3 cup in the PM, both mixed with a small spoonful of Weruva wet.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:00 PM
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Uno gets 10 oz per meal of raw, so 20 oz a day total , hes 60 lbs

My parents dachshund eats 3/4 of cup of NV instinct a day, hes 22 lbs.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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What Food?: Acana Pacifica
Kcal/cup: 430 kcal/cup
How Much Per Day?: 1 1/2 cup (two feedings of 3/4 cup)
Weight of Dog: 40 pounds
Age of Dog: 1.5 years old
Activity: Very active

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