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PostSubject: Overfeeding   Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:51 pm

Is it possible to feed a puppy too much? The RDA is 450g but at the moment he is comfortably eating 550g daily plus other bits and bobs he gets in his food!

He gets way more than he should and could probably eat more! Being overweight isn't a problem, he gets frequent exercise, although i do monitor his tummy tuck and other features and record his weight weekly. His stools are fine too.

I just want to make sure that feeding him too much isn't going to harm him in the long run. Especially seeing as he is slowly switching to Orijen now which is 50% protein!

Other than that he is doing great and I can't wait till he is big and beautiful like all your pups are Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Overfeeding   Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:43 pm

Puppies are like most other dogs give them what they want and they'll over eat. Usually most dog food bags way over state what a dog/puppy needs any how so if your feeding even more then yeah I'd say stop it. (your not doing him a favor overfeeding)
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PostSubject: Re: Overfeeding   Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:51 pm

Erinc wrote:
Other than that he is doing great and I can't wait till he is big and beautiful like all your pups are Very Happy
im with Len, they would eat what ever we feed them so we need to be smart! so since your going to a high protein food i would say to cut it back to what they say or even less if he starts gaining weight.

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PostSubject: Re: Overfeeding   Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:40 pm

okay, thankyou Smile I'm going to make sure he doesn't get more than he should - its hard with the monitoring his weight thing because he is supposed to gain weight anyway as a growing pup lol.
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