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PostSubject: Feeding 4 month old male   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Hello! I have a 4 month old male who weighs about 20 pounds. I was reading the back of his puppy food bag and it said to feed 1 cup - 2 1/4 cups of food. How many cups should I be feeding him each meal and how often should I be feeding him a day? I just want to make sure he isn't being underfed or over fed.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:23 pm

I would break it up three meals if possible for him. i would do 3/4 cup each meal, but just depends on alot of variables like what food do you have him on and what he looks like build wise.

Some more info like brand of food you have him one

Exercise routine

Treats?

this will help someone out on here with your question.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:43 pm

At that age Balon got 1 cup three times a day, he was on Nutro Ultra at that time, he is 5 1/2 months now and he gets 1 1/4 cups twice a day of Blue Wilderness.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:44 pm

I think we would all love to help! I broke hours down to Kcal/cup and how many Calories Cato needed at that age - once you mention the food it will be easier! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:08 am

Ok! Thank you all Smile
I am feeding him Blue Wilderness.
He runs around the yard for a little while before plopping down and rolling in the grass and I take him on one or two short walks (about 10-15 mins until he's tired or wants to go back inside) and play with him inside with a lot of chewy toys so he gets tired out before going to his crate at night.
For treats, I am training him basic commands and I use a couple of Blue Wilderness chewy or crunchy treats broken up to get more use out of the treats I have, and I will give him a bit of a treat when he goes into his crate at night, since he is still learning to go there at night.

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:11 am

Oh he is also a pretty sturdy little guy. He's 20 pounds and looks to be about a medium build, almost a bigger build.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:48 am

At that age, I fed 3 cups a day to Cato of Blue Wilderness or Acana. It was spread in 3 Feedings.

I would suggest you start at 2.5 cups a day, 3/4 morning - 1 lunch - 3/4 evening. If he seems well fed then don't worry, but if he is like Cato, you may need to add more. I wouldn't add more than a 1/4 cup every few days, so you don't overwhelm his tummy. If you do choose to feed 3 cups, try to gradually add the extra 3/4 c. over 10 days. IMO, that would provide you with adequate time to adjust.

Otherwise, I think you are doing well. Where are you from (I apologize if posted elsewhere)
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:56 am

Freya is 24lb I feed 2 cups in the morning and then she has raw at night. She gets chews and raw bones during the day.


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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:27 am

Oh perfect! I have a good idea of how much to feed him now. Thank you!
I live in California. I love the little guy I have and I've only had him 5 days. He's so sweet Smile

Oh yes! I was thinking of feeding him raw but is it too early to start him on raw?

Thank you again everyone for all the help and info Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:29 am

@Mack725 wrote:
Oh perfect! I have a good idea of how much to feed him now. Thank you!
I live in California. I love the little guy I have and I've only had him 5 days. He's so sweet Smile

Oh yes! I was thinking of feeding him raw but is it too early to start him on raw?

Thank you again everyone for all the help and info Smile

No, it is not too early to start. Go check out the raw portion of the forum, you can learn a lot. many og us have or had puppies on raw.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:03 pm

Oh thank you! I think I'll go check it out. We have our other dog on raw, and she loves it. Maybe now it's time for my other little guy to start Smile

Thank you again!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:20 pm

I have a four month old too, he gets 2 cups a day, one in the morning and one at 4pm, it takes him from about 8am- 3 pm to eat the entire first one, then he eat his 4pm one until about 7pm.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:25 am

I may like to add he also gets a lot of snacks....And eats the poodles food sometimes too... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:29 am

@Ashleymarie9807 wrote:
I have a four month old too, he gets 2 cups a day, one in the morning and one at 4pm, it takes him from about 8am- 3 pm to eat the entire first one, then he eat his 4pm one until about 7pm.

Really? Freya must be a little pig wig. She eats her 2 cups that she gets in the mornings in about 15-20 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:00 am

LoL Like I said, he gets a lot of "rewards" throughout the day if he potties out side, if he comes when called if he "Goes and lays down" so I think all the snacks fill him up, it literally takes him all day to eat two cups of food, but like i said he has a habit of stealing the other dogs food too lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:03 am

hehe, my lil girl is notorious for bench surfing to steal food. She's so naughty, cute, but oh so naughty lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:08 am

Thunder is like a hoover vacuum, has his nose to the ground constantly and is always eating things...He likes to eat acorns o.O..
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:35 am

I'm constantly onto my kids, put your scraps in the bin because Freya will eat them. She gets an upset tummy when she eats the wrong foods, but that doesnt stop her lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:38 am

Oh Thunder will have diarrhea for 48 hours if he eats table food, and having a 4 1/2 month old puppy who is not 100% housebroke with diarrhea sucks lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:17 pm

I'm hearing ya. Freya gets diarrhea at the drop of a hat.
She ate something - Still dont know what it could have been. And she had the runs for 4 days. It was aweful. I was going to going to take her to the vet when it cleared itself up - Thank goodness.

My pup is 4 and a half months as well, and although she is soooo much better with her potty training, it seems that every time she gets diarrhea it's hindering her progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:21 pm

Mine is really just with the urinating in the house, he can literally go outside, release his bladder go in and pee 10 min later.....He knows not to poop indoors though... He also knows he is not suppose to do it because he runs and hides under the table every time he does.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:06 pm

@Ashleymarie9807 wrote:
Thunder is like a hoover vacuum, has his nose to the ground constantly and is always eating things...He likes to eat acorns o.O..

I was going to post about the same thing, I think Char may be part squirrel!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:46 pm

Freya is getting heaps better than what she used to be. Before she would give no warning WHAT SO EVER and just walk along and pee. . It was so frustrating.
Not she rarely has accidents inside, nad if she does it's my own fault for not letting her out as regularly as I should.

When she has diarrhea it's a different story. She cant seem to control when it's going to happen. it just does and she looks at me with the saddest look, almost of humiliation.

he tells me she wants to go by scraping at the back door.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:17 pm

Mine eat raw and get vegetables and fruit all the time. So far, fantastic on their tummies.

What dood are you feeding thunder
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding 4 month old male   Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:36 pm

As of right now it natural one or something like that, thats what he was on when we got him
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