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cosmothunder
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PostSubject: not home much   Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:44 pm

Work has been killer lately. Wake up at 6am, leave by 7am. Come home between 12 and 2 for about 20 mins then home again around 6 or 7. I feed her first thing in the morning then when I get home. Feel like I'm starving her with only 2 cups of food. What do you guys think?

So basically she is out and about for 1he in morning, 20mins mid day and usually 4hrs at night. Is this enough?
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PostSubject: Re: not home much   Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:04 pm

Is she just out in the yard or getting structured walks? How old? Your schedule isn't a ton different than mine only I'm home by 5 and my adult dog gets 2 cups a day and is fine. She gets a little more in summer months when we are getting more miles in on our walks but a growing pup can handle a little more food though I wouldn't offer much more.

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PostSubject: Re: not home much   Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:44 pm

My boys only get about 2 cups per day for the most part (plus their stuffed and frozen kongs during the day). They seem to be fine. When I was feeding them more, they pooped a lot more and not "good" poops. I do feed Sinatra a bit more sometimes as I am still trying to get some weight on him from his"past life".

They aren't overly active with this deep freeze weather we have been having, so I try my best not to over feed them.
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PostSubject: Re: not home much   Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Lately no walks cause it's so cold but usually get a good 10mins of running and playing in the yard. loved that I moved into a house that had a fenced yard. Yes I noticed that with two cups not a lot of poop and always solid! I'm gonna stick with 2 cups just trying to see what others are doing
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PostSubject: Re: not home much   Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:13 pm

I've forgotten - how old is Bandit?  That doesn't seem like a lot of activity. I actually find Ami needs more, not less activity in the cold.  He becomes a barrel of monkeys in the winter and if he's not playing hard with Archer for hours and hours, then I need to walk him...a LOT.  Like 3-4 miles plus his rooting around the property, playing with me with tug or ball...

And last year, when he was tethered on a trolley or in a crate all the time except for outings with me on leash, it was 3.4 miles morning and 2 - 2.25 miles evening plus several play times with ball, tuggy and squeeky toy.
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PostSubject: Re: not home much   Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:18 pm

depends on the food you are feeding her, ours eat 1.75 cups a day each.

Yeah its cold, but 10 minutes of playing doesnt seem like enough exercise to me, how old is bandit? if she is still a puppy thats ok, but really the rule of thumb is 5 minutes walking per month. Cold or no cold, unless its -35 we walk ours. They still walked 40 minutes this morning in -25 weather. they'll walk another 30 tonight.
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