Q: How much should I feed my dogs?
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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Aug 05, 2009
My greyhound's about 65/70lbs eat the same amt as my 90lb Black Lab, it about the metabolism, my greys would lay on the couch all day if I didn't make them go out & my Lab is a Lab, peppy 1 day, a rug on the floor the next, I don't feed store brands but when I did they got 2 cups in a.m. & 2 in p.m. , on holistic the bag says to feed the same amt., but the nutritionist , she owns the store, told me they just need 1/2 the amt because no fillers, they have been on holistic 3 yr's 1 cup in a.m 1 cup in p.m. and their fine except my Lab should lose about 5 lbs, but what else is new.
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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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