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PostSubject: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 12:47 pm

What's up guys!

I am kinda confused and wanted your help regarding my 20 week puppy's food intake. He is on taste of the wild high prairie puppy food and has been since I brought him home. Initially as he got older and weight went up the food intake requirements went up as well. He has been eating 4 cups daily for a while now and doing great on it. Stools is both soft and hard at times, he is gaining 2lbs a week, and seems to want more after finishing, like its not enough.

I've heard huskies are very good at eating based on their activity level to avoid getting too fat or skinny, and my puppy seems to indicate that 4 cups a day is not enough...

I wanted to know why the food intake recommendation is decreasing as he gets older, doesn't make sense?....Also should I stick to the recommended intake and drop his daily amount from 4 cups to 3?...I don't want him to limit his growing body as he is suppose to get bigger every week. and because he is doing great on 4 cups.

Thanks for your help!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Not all huskies self regulate. Puppies are growing and that growth is why they eat so much more. They must fuel that growth. Once they are done growing their body doesn't need the added fuel. The best way to tell if you are feeding enough is consistent poops and healthy weight. Puppy shouldn't be chunky. They should look lean and you should be able to feel the back rib when you gently run your hand down its side. 4 cups seems high. I wouldn't go more since you already mentioned inconsistent poops. I would drop a quarter cup and see if the poops become more consistently firm.

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks, appreciate the advice! I'll drop it down a quarter cup and give it a shot!

Though i'm curious, are poops suppose to be firm every single time?..What I mean is when my puppy poops right after eating, it's sometimes soft. But whenever he poops after many hours of holding, like from being in the crate or in the morning when he wakes up its always firm. Is it suppose to be firm even when its right after eating?
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 2:52 pm

My guys poops are consistently firm now matter when they poop.

How much does your pup weigh? How tall? If I remember correctly, 3 cups per day was adequate with a 5 month old pup.

Also - as your pup heads into the teenage years, not only will his behavior become a nightmare, he will become really...REALLY lanky for several months, not filling out again until around 2 or later. Think 14 year old boy...
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Oh god! He's been the best puppy so far....better get ready!HAHA
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 4:27 pm

He just turned 5 months a couple days ago, and weighs 35lb, and is 20" tall.

I always wondered this, do you guys think he is above or below average for a husky at his age in terms of height and weight?
Here's a pic of the little guy!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 11:31 pm

Looks healthy to me. As a point of unofficial reference, at 5.5 months, our female was 39lbs and our male was 45lbs
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyWed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 am

This might sound like a crazy question but do you guys think you can predict how much he will weigh full grown, maybe even a rough estimate?...Based on your experience and seeing others.

The dad weighs 56lbs and the mom weighs 52lbs. At 20 weeks(5 months) he weighs 35lbs and gaining roughly 2lbs a week.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyWed Dec 12, 2018 1:17 am

Hiya! Jumping in quite late! My pup was and is still the same way, he's currently eating 4 to 4 1/2 cups a day at 11 months weighing in at 72lbs. If he is 5 months, that may be too much for him. Puppies are voracious eaters and will eat themselves sick if you let them. Just because they want more doesn't mean you should give more especially if he's eating 4 cups a day.

My boy was eating roughly 3 to 3 1/2 cups, but all dogs are different. My boy weighed in pretty close to yours at 5 mo's.

I would assume he could finish off anywhere around 60-70lbs? My pup's father weighs 48lbs and the mother 40lbs, so you can imagine my confusion when I was told by the breeder he'd stop at 45lbs which he easily surpassed at 6 months old. My guy is probably going to stop at 80 lbs. He can easily rest his front legs on my shoulders and I'm 5"2.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyWed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 am

I would expect him to come in pretty close to what the parents weigh. As a male, around 60 pounds would be top of standard. With his parents both being fairly close to standard it isn't terribly common for a dog to swing way under or over what the parent dogs weigh.

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Guys, an off topic question, I wanted to know at will age will my puppy have his full length of fur, and it won’t get any longer?
At 5 months his fur is fairly short and wanted to know what age it will be fully grown?

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding my puppy too much or too little?   Feeding my puppy too much or too little? EmptyFri Dec 14, 2018 10:31 am

At 5 months you should be seeing about what you will get. 4-6 months is when they usually make the switch from puppy coat to adult coat. You should see some changes and the coat texture and even color can change.

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