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PostSubject: How much food ?   Fri May 19, 2017 8:11 am

Hi,  

I have Saska on 'James Wellbeloved' dry puppy kibble.  I was just wondering how much I should be giving her.  She's weighing in slightly low at the moment but looks sturdy and tall.  Vets happy with how she's developing (we were there last night).  When I increase her feeds, everything softens ...and too much at times (this morning was great fun!! Shocked  ).  She never seems to be full or satisfied and it's becoming really frustrating as food/potty has been an issue from I got her and I thought we were on a good balance over the last week or two... until I gave her a little extra yesterday. grrr

Question; how much should i be feeding her in approx. cup sizes per day?? ...and would it help if I mixed in puppy wet food (same brand) with her kibble?  Appreciate the help please/thankyou! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: How much food ?   Fri May 19, 2017 10:39 am

If when you increase her poops get soft and her weight is fine currently and she's growing well without being overweight or chunky, then what you are currently feeding sounds to be what is right for her body. Huskies usually eat a bit less than the bag recommends. Some act hungry but you really have to judge by their body and not by their wants. Most adults on a good quality food are being fed around 2 cups a day and pups should need more than that, between 2.5-3 cups a day, until they are around a year. But every pup is different. Could take more to keep them growing properly or could take less to keep their stools healthy.

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PostSubject: Re: How much food ?   Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 am

I've got her on 2 cups as from today but I'm going to divide into 4 meals. I think it's also because she inhales it. There's is little to no crunching with every feed. This afternoon I literally sat and hand fed her from the dish to try and slow her down but it's like she just swallows them. When she's like this she just poops anywhere. Hopefully the smaller portions will make a difference.

Thankyou. I keep an eye on things and adjust the amount depending.
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PostSubject: Re: How much food ?   Fri May 19, 2017 11:30 am

Take a coffee cup and sit it upside down in her food dish and put her food in around it. Coffee cups or tennis balls being in her way while she eats should help to slow her down because she will have to work to eat around them.

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PostSubject: Re: How much food ?   Fri May 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Oh wow I never even thought of that - great I will do that THANKYOU ! Much appreciated.
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