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Old 13-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I did the same with Alfie: about 60g of ProPlan per meal.
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Old 28-05-2019, 07:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
Every organism, every pup is individual. Some puppies can eat 5 times 35g per day, other ones - 4 times 45g. That's why we need to watch and draw conclusions.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi - just wondered how you were getting on with the food?
i'm feeding Betty 60g 4 x a day, she will be 11 weeks on Friday so i'm starting to research when she should go onto 3 meals a day instead of 4!
We had a trainer come to the house to get us off to a good start, she asked about the food she was on - we are feeding her what the breeder gave us which turns out to be a 'working puppy kibble' so because she isn't going to be a working dog, the trainer has recommended I change to something that has less protein in. The JWB was recommended to us but i'm not sure at this stage. it's so complicated!
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the breeder was feeding them some kind of gun dog cheap puppy kibble
In fact working dog food is normally cheaper than other foods because it is vat free. One such food, which is cheap, but very good is Skinners Field and Trial.

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wondering if the amount on the side of the packet is a true guide of whats required.
Often it is way over the correct amount! Sadly you have to remember that the more you feed the more profit the manufacturers make. Really this should not happen, but it does I'm afraid.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The normal recommendation for puppy feeding is 4 meals a day to 12 weeks, then 3 meals per day to 6 months and 2 meals per day thereafter.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If the food on the side of the packet is too much how much would you reduce it by? I’ve been feeding my 10 month old pretty much exactly what the packet says minus 20g for some treats during day. Would you reduce it by a certain % or base it on your dog individually?
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Rach, I tend to go by my eyes as well as the food guide. If looking a bit plump, I reduce slightly, usually a handful less, if looking a bit lean, I add a handful
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Ok thank you, she is starting to look a little plump around the sides, but I thought that might be as she had her first season and was a little lethargic during it so not as much exercise. Will start going by eye more
Don’t know why I just trusted the food pack!
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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And never forget that many Labradors have a predisposition towards over eating. The genetic scientists have actually found the "Fat Gene" gene causing this, so it is a genetic fact. So just because a Labrador may "Appear" to be ravenous does not mean that he/she actually needs all that food. Always remember, you own the tin opener. Have a read of the article below.

https://www.newscientist.com/article...labradors-fat/
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yes and she is the worse for looking at you all sad. Thankfully I have trained her not to beg for human food, which she has got the grasp of in the last month or so can now happily eat a sandwich with no begging. Just going to keep an eye on the treat intake which I have now changed to low fat, and putting in a treat ball to make her work for them a bit more
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