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Q: How much should I feed my dogs?

August 4, 2009 | By casi | 6 answers | Expired: 1858 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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Jordyn T.
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Aug 15, 2009

well if your vet says he's overweight mabey you should ask your vet this question. your vet would know how much to feed them.

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Ethel02
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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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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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Courtney H.
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Aug 05, 2009

As the others have mentioned the brand of food and quality depend greatly on the portion size.
The higher the quality of food the less you need to feed.
I would ask your vet if the amount and food are proper for your dog.

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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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