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Q: How much should I feed my dogs?

August 4, 2009 | By casi | 6 answers | Expired: 1951 days ago

casi

I have a 85-90 lbs lab that is 2 yrs old and a 60lb Weimaranier that is 1 1/2 years old. I feed them about 4 cups each. While my lab is bigger my Weimy is MUCH more active. My lab is a touch overweight (doc said maybe 5lbs) Should I feed them less?

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ashley
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Aug 05, 2009

We have a black lab that is 10 years old now. We feed him pedigree. He was a 100 pounds and now is about 90. We feed him 2 cups of pedigree...

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Mary C.
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Aug 04, 2009

The amount you would feed your dogs also depends on the kind of food you feed. The bag will give you a general idea. The better the food (higher quality protein sources, less carbs) the less you should have to feed. For example: I have a 110 pound husky that I feed a grain free diet to and he gets 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup at night and maintains his weight very well on that (and no he is not starving!) A good high protein, low carb food should satisfy the needs of both your dogs, look for a food with less or no grains for a lower carb diet that will help with weight loss as well.

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Theresa L.
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Aug 04, 2009

Check the bags of food for the proper amounts, that what I did, plus I'd ask the vet how much if your trying to have the larger one lose weight. Don't use diet food, try reducing, but ask the vet.

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