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rileyflorence
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PostSubject: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:50 pm

Ok, just out of curiosity:

A) How much does your dog weigh?
B) How much does it eat per day?
C) How often does it poop?

What better topic of conversation?

Appa
76lbs
~2.5-3cups a day
1-2 times a day

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:53 pm

lol! at this thread

Hayden
5 months
A) 27 lbs
B) 3 Patties of raw meat a day
C) 2-4 times a day


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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:01 pm

Haha!!!!

Mya

A) 47lbs
B) 1 1/2- 2 cups a day
C) Normally, 3 times a day, but sometimes only 2

Kody
A) 43lbs
B) 2-2 1/2 cups
C) 3 times a day
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:04 pm

lol!

Blaze
1) 51 lbs
2) 2 1/2 cups a day
3) twice a day only on our twice a day walks..

fyi 1 1/2 years old
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:09 pm

Shocked We must speak the same language...

Brewer:
-3yrs old
-53lbs
-1.75-2.0 cups depending on kibble
-1 to 2 times per day


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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:45 pm

Willow
-50lbs
-2 cups
-2 to 3 times

Piper
-41lbs
-3 cups
-2 to 3 times

Aspen
41lbs
-2 cups
-1 to 2 times (if I'm lucky....she can hold her stuff in forever!)
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:48 pm

Neo


62 lbs
1 can dry and 1 can wet per day
Poops 1-3 times per day
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:57 pm

Whoa what a crappy topic.

Biko-
54 pounds
2 cups
1st thing in the morning and after every walk

Adobo-
2 cups
52 pounds
2 times
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:57 pm

Dakota:

67 lbs.
3 cups
1 to 2 times a day

Montana:

52 lbs.
3 cups
2 times a day
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:01 pm

Cali:
48 lbs
We try for 2.5 Cups, normaly a cup to 1.5 cups
2 times unless she was a diva and only once
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:28 pm

Kya
A) 50 - 60 pounds (it fluxates)
B) a thigh and a drumstick, raw egg and half a cup of kibble (normally)
C) twice a day???

Rio
A) 25 pounds
B) a drumstick, raw egg and a cup of kibble
C) once every 3 days (I'm guessing she still isn't comfortable)

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:34 pm

hmmm... I must be feeding Thor way to much

48 lbs
4 cups a day
no clue how many times he poos I don't watch him. But if I had to guess I would say at least 2 times a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:08 pm

Bodhi
2 yrs, 8 mos.
43 lbs
3 cups a day
2 or 3 poops a day
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:41 pm

Ghost

44 lbs
2.25 cups
2-4 times per day

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:04 am

I feel like I'm starving my furbabies! Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:36 am

Bella - 1 year old.
50-52 pounds
2 cups/day
1-2 poops/day

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:14 am



Embry - 2.5 years old
A)53lbs
B)2 cups of dry TOTW
C)2-3 times a day

Zoey - 1.5 years old
A)49lbs
B)2 cups of dry TOTW
C)2-3 times a day
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:51 am

Even at 2 cups I give to Adobo she often just eats her 3/4 in the morn and calls it enough for that day.
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:19 am

I think age should be included as well since younger dogs tend to require more.

Dakota (6 yrs old):
A) 50 lbs
B) 1 cup per day (3/4 cup = 3/4 lb Grandma Lucy's + 1/4 cup Orijen)
C) 1-2 times per day

Make you feel any better, Claudia?

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:00 am

Sabaka:

@16 month old

A) 50 lbs
B) 2-2.5 cups
C) 2 poops per day

We're still finding the optimal amount because we were feeding up to 3 cups of the puppy foodm@ age 1. Adults should have less. And then there's activity level to consider...
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:01 am

@Huskyluv wrote:
I think age should be included as well since younger dogs tend to require more.

Dakota (6 yrs old):
A) 50 lbs
B) 1 cup per day (3/4 cup = 3/4 lb Grandma Lucy's + 1/4 cup Orijen)
C) 1-2 times per day

Make you feel any better, Claudia?
Yes!...and Ginger eats the same as Dakota! Except she's THK instead of GL)
She'll go about 3 times a day, but they're small turds Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:32 am

Isis (1.5 years old)
A) 35lbs
B) ~1.5 lbs raw
C)2 times per day
(same number of times, but less volume than on kibble)

Dante (1.5 years old)
A) 53lbs
B) 2lbs raw (self regulates very well)
C) 1-2 times per day
(down from 5-6 times per day on kibble.)
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:49 am

@cmanding wrote:
@Huskyluv wrote:
I think age should be included as well since younger dogs tend to require more.

Dakota (6 yrs old):
A) 50 lbs
B) 1 cup per day (3/4 cup = 3/4 lb Grandma Lucy's + 1/4 cup Orijen)
C) 1-2 times per day

Make you feel any better, Claudia?
Yes!...and Ginger eats the same as Dakota! Except she's THK instead of GL)
She'll go about 3 times a day, but they're small turds Razz

Makes me feel better too! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:12 am

Interesting topic and interesting dogs, these huskies.
I did a little web search and found statement to be made (or close to it) in 4-5 different places:

"Dogs, on average, need about 25 calories per pound of body weight per day to maintain their current weight. Small active dogs, less than 20 lbs. in weight, can use up to 40 calories per pound per day. Large dogs, over 100 lbs., can use as little as 15 calories per pound per day. "

Assuming our huskies have not reached the 100 lb mark and they require less than most dogs their size, we might assume we should be feeding 20 calories per pound. For Sabaka's 50 lbs, that's 1000 calories per day! Our 2.5 cups would be very close to 1000 calories. But he is still very young and active.

Val and Claudia are feeding food with a much higher caloric content per cup than I am....GL has nearly 500 cal per cup. I'm guessing this 20 cal per lb works for a younger husky and then could be reduced with age and / or less activity?
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PostSubject: Re: Who wants to talk about poop?!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:02 pm

@SabakaMom wrote:
Interesting topic and interesting dogs, these huskies.
I did a little web search and found statement to be made (or close to it) in 4-5 different places:

"Dogs, on average, need about 25 calories per pound of body weight per day to maintain their current weight. Small active dogs, less than 20 lbs. in weight, can use up to 40 calories per pound per day. Large dogs, over 100 lbs., can use as little as 15 calories per pound per day. "

Assuming our huskies have not reached the 100 lb mark and they require less than most dogs their size, we might assume we should be feeding 20 calories per pound. For Sabaka's 50 lbs, that's 1000 calories per day! Our 2.5 cups would be very close to 1000 calories. But he is still very young and active.

Val and Claudia are feeding food with a much higher caloric content per cup than I am....GL has nearly 500 cal per cup. I'm guessing this 20 cal per lb works for a younger husky and then could be reduced with age and / or less activity?

THK Zeal = 437 cal/cup
Orijen 6 Fish = 480 cal/cup
Orijen Senior = 390 cal/cup

That would mean Storm, almost 7 years old, 74 lbs, consumes only 621 cal in food a day, plus a couple of treats.

Ginger consumtes 508 cal in food a day plus a couple of treats - she's 51 lbs, about 5 years old.

Even if i rounded up to compensate for treats, the calories per pound for Ginger and Storm, Storm gets less than 9 calories per lb!


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